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A city of northern Scotland on the Moray Firth at the terminus of the Caledonian Canal.


also In·ver·ness  (ĭn′vər-nĕs′)
1. A long, loose overcoat with a detachable cape having a round collar.
2. The cape of such an overcoat.

[After Inverness.]


1. (Placename) a city in N Scotland, administrative centre of Highland: tourism and specialized engineering. Pop: 40 949 (2001)
2. (Clothing & Fashion) (sometimes not capital) an overcoat with a removable cape


(ˌɪn vərˈnɛs, ˈɪn vərˌnɛs)

1. Also called In`ver•ness′shire (-ʃɪər, -ʃər) a historic county in NW Scotland.
2. a seaport in the Highland region, in N Scotland. 61,077; 1080 sq. mi. (2797 sq. km).
3. (often l.c.) an overcoat with a removable cape.
4. a long, full, wool or worsted cape, often in a plaid pattern.
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The city is the most popular tourist destination, but we decided to start our sojourn with the highland city of Inverness, known for its quaint, undisturbed charm.
As well as being a wonderful holiday destination, the Scottish Highlands are home to a quarter of a million people, from the vibrant city of Inverness to remote crofting communities and sparsely populated islands.
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The plans, which were approved by members of the council's City of Inverness and Area planning committee, also include associated developments such as a hotel and visitor attraction at Milton of Leys.