Our guide this week: Daniel MacKenzie, 38, was born and raised in Inverness and has been selling The Big Issue for around six years. His pitch is at the railway station so he is always on hand to give directions to visitors and answer their questions.
Why I like living in Inverness
There’s so much to do
Inverness is a nice place with plenty to do to keep you busy. I’ve lived here all my life and have memories so every part of the city is famous to me. I enjoy going out in the evenings and meeting friends and there are plenty of places to go. The best time to visit is when there is a lot happening, which I would say is the summer.
What tourists ask me
How to get to the castle
I’m always happy to help out tourists if they’re lost or if they need advice. When they’re looking at street signs I offer them help. Most often they want to know how to get to the castle, the cathedral, Eden Court Theatre, the bus station or the river. I tell them what happens inside the castle – it’s also where our court is. It isn’t deemed appropriate to take pictures because people are there to find out if they’re getting community service, a fine or a jail term. It’s the only castle in Scotland that has a court inside.
The best places to eat and drink
If you like steak pie, head to the Castle