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Youngsters go wild for Inverness as writers launch new city centre trail


By Ian Duncan

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Co-authors Pauline Mackay and Norman Tait and illustrator Marjory Tait.
Co-authors Pauline Mackay and Norman Tait and illustrator Marjory Tait.

A free city centre trail has been launched for youngsters who are wild about Inverness.

Encouraging children to discover things about the area that they may not be aware of, a map, guide and a sticker activity book is used when attempting to follow the trail.

The book is aimed at children over the age of five and lets them get busy with colouring, mazes, join-the-dots and two pages of stickers.

It also features a four-page central pull-out of the map and guide to the places and animals which make up the trail.

The Wild About Inverness trail book includes a guide to places and animals.
The Wild About Inverness trail book includes a guide to places and animals.

Wild About Inverness has been written by children’s author Pauline Mackay, from children’s publisher Ablekids Press in Market Brae Steps, together with author and historian Norman Newton.

It also includes illustrations from Marjory Tait and the new trail is a great way for locals and visitors alike to spend time getting to know some of the oldest parts of Inverness.

The city centre trail is just under 1km long and is completely outdoors and aims to be a fun experience for all age groups.

It begins on the Millennium Circle, at the foot of Market Brae Steps, and finishes with spectacular views from Castle Hill.

An owl in Inglis Street.
An owl in Inglis Street.

Miss Mackay said: "Journey through the heart of the city and discover a dazzling variety of creatures which have come to adorn Inverness over the centuries.

"From unicorns to stags, eagles to wolves – even a dragon – the history of Inverness and Scotland has been carved into buildings and set on monuments for everyone to enjoy."

Conell Wardlaw and Anna Sinclair get on the trail.
Conell Wardlaw and Anna Sinclair get on the trail.

The map and guide is available for free from Ablekids Press – or downloaded from www.ablekidspress.com – and the sticker activity book can also be bought there and online.

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