Constituency

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Inverness & Nairn constituency is one of Fergus Ewing MSP, Inverness Castlethree Scottish Parliamentary constituencies within the Highland Council Region and has around 66,619 voters.

It includes the town of Nairn in the East, the capital city of the Highlands, Inverness, and Grantown on Spey in the south.

 

General Information

Inverness is the capital of the Highlands and the administrative centre for the Highland Council and Highlands and Islands Enterprise. It provides a wide range of services and job opportunities as well as functioning as the region’s main shopping centre. Major employers include Lifescan in Inverness which produces medical kits. Part county town, part market town, part modern administrative centre of an enormous developing region, Inverness is the hub for communications in the area. It has now opened its doors to the new Inverness College Campus which is now one of the largest of the 12 partners of the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI).

Nairnshire, in the east, has a mix of small businesses and is heavily reliant on tourism in the summer. Grantown on Spey is situated in the south-east of the constituency which contains the Cairngorm mountains and National Park. Its main industries are farming and tourism – especially skiing and other outdoor sports throughout the year but particularly in the winter.

Much of the landscape is dominated by mountain, loch, moorland and part of the Cairngorm plateau. This diverse landscape gives rise to a number of sources of employment such as service industries, tourism, forestry, farming, fishing and bio technology.