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One unique form of souvenir available at Loch Ness for you to bring back as a memento of your trip is Scottish Highland art by one of the several local painters in the region. Ros Rowell, one such artist who uses mainly watercolors to capture the majestic and ethereal quality of the Highland landscape. The studio is located in Inverness, but viewings must be scheduled by appointment by calling 01463 751 314. Riverside Gallery at 11 Bank Street in Inverness has a larger collection of oil and watercolor paintings by various regional artists. It is open for viewing Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm, and Saturday from 9am to 4pm. There is also the Castle Gallery at 43 Castle Street, which is open Monday through Saturday from 9am to 5pm. This particular gallery has not only paintings, but also handmade prints, sculptures, jewelry and woodwork.
Other unique local crafts can be found at the Peter Tyler’s Woodturning Workshop and Craft Shop at Milton of Tordarroch, which is open April to December from 10am to 5:30pm Monday through Saturday, and other times of year by appointment. Wares offered include pottery, woven baskets and handmade soaps.
For more general provisions during your stay at Loch Ness, try the Inverarnie stores in the villages of South Loch Ness. These small general stores serve multiple duties as newspaper stands, post offices, stationary stores and general grocers.