Inverness is emerging as a wonderful destination for foodies. The capital of the Highlands enjoys an enviable position at the centre of some of the best food production regions in the world and this is reflected in the quality of the ingredients you will find on your plate. Lovers of seafood, for example, are in for a special treat. Fresh fish arrives daily at Peterhead, Scotland's major whitefish port, and can be on your table in a matter of hours. Shellfish from Scotland's beautiful west coast, meanwhile, is also only hours away and is celebrated in Europe's finest restaurants as some of the best in the world. The restaurants of Inverness also enjoy easy access to the Orkney islands in the north, with their renowned crab produce. The local rivers and lochs are also famed for their salmon and trout.