INVERNESS AND BEAULY FIRTHS
The linked Firths of Beauly and Inverness extend eastwards from the mouth of the River Beauly to Chanonry Point. The highland capital of Inverness, reputed to be the second fastest growing city in Europe, is sited where the two firths join at the Kessock Channel.
The Inverness and Beauly Firths are important sites for wild birds and have excellent dolphin watching 'hot spots' where fast flowing tidal currents flood through the narrow entrances of the Inverness Firth at Chanonry Point and Fort George, and of the Beauly Firth at North and South Kessock.
Like the Cromarty Firth, the Inverness Firth is one of the main areas of industrial development, with large scale industry at Inverness and Ardersier.