The route between Scotland's most northerly city, Inverness, and Luton airport is covered within 1 hour and 25 minutes by plane - much faster than train and road connections.
Inverness is a popular destination for tourists in particular heading to the Highlands and to Loch Ness - the location of the famous Loch Ness Monster.
Inverness is relatively dry in comparison to most other parts of Scotland due to its sheltered location. Lowest temperatures in the winter average at about 1°C and highs can be expected to reach around 18°C in summer.
Various festivals are held in the city throughout the year. Annual highlights include Burns night in January and the Inverness Music Festival for 10 days in March.
Useful accommodation tips: cheap and budget hostels are readily available in the city - expect to pay around £15 for a bed in shared dorms. those prepared to pay a little more can head for one of the many mid-priced hotels.
More luxurious accommodation is priced at at around £200 for a double room.
From Inverness airport, which is located about 9 miles form the city centre, passengers can take the Stagebus 11 for around £3.50 one way. The journey takes only about half an hour. Alternatively, a taxi to the central city would cost about £15.
Once in Invernesss, it is fairly easy and fast to move around the central city area on foot. Stagecoach buses do sell day travelcards. however. These cost from about £3.70 for zone 1 to around £13.00 for 4 zones.