Local community



Dingwall, although relatively small, is by no means lacking when it comes to offering a diverse selection of things to do. Steeped in history and surrounded by stunning scenery, it offers a true Highland experience where you will be assured of a warm welcome.

The charming, historic market town of Dingwall is largely pedestrianised and has a strong sense of community at its heart. The High Street has retained its charm and offers respite away from the hustle and bustle of the larger towns nearby. Here you can park for free and enjoy browsing in the shops and stopping at the cafés at your leisure. Many of the shops are still independently owned so you can be sure to find something a little more unique.

The Dingwall Museum is a great place to visit and Pefferside Park, which is located right in the centre of town, is an ideal place for a stroll, picnic or a chance to go boating on the pond.

Dingwall also has a well-equipped local leisure centre, with a pool, fitness suite, sports hall and café.

The town is also the home to the football team Ross County FC which pulls in the crowds at their club, Victoria Park.

Of course, in such a breathtaking part of the country, hitting the great outdoors is very much inevitable. So whether you are looking for a peaceful moment to reflect or you want to get your heart rate pumping, the outdoor options are limitless. The local walks are excellent and there is access to first-class fishing, golf courses, water sports, cycling and bird watching. More extreme sports such as mountain biking and abseiling are also available in the local area.

There are numerous clubs and societies to get involved with and they are a great way to get to know the local area. Whatever your interest, be it choral singing, amateur dramatics, curling, film, music, country dancing, history or hiking, you will find something to whet your appetite.

There are wonderful churches in the surrounding area too.

Your time at Dingwall is sure to be inspirational and, away from your studies and moments of reflection, there is plenty to get involved with socially. 


In the Cairngorms

Nearby is the former Victorian spa town of Strathpeffer, just four miles from Dingwall. Soak up the wonderful historical atmosphere, elegant pavilion (used as a live music venue) and buildings or take a visit to the magnificent Highland Museum of Childhood.


Inverness, just 20 minutes away, is the capital city of the Highlands. This thriving historical city located on the banks of the stunning River Ness has first-class facilities, excellent shopping opportunities, wonderful restaurants, art galleries, a theatre, museum, library, castle and gardens. We are blessed to be so close to such an inspiring city and it’s the perfect place from which to explore the region further.

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