Our Story

Our story may start in 2019, but the Caledonian Canal has been connecting Scotland for almost 200 years.

Taking inspiration from Scottish engineer Thomas Telford, An Talla, sits proud on the banks of the man-made part of the Caledonian Canal.

Thomas Telford’s legacy is woven throughout An Talla. From exclusive Scottish-made textiles inspired by the dramatic landscapes of the Highlands to a locally sourced menu with passion baked in – whatever you choose to indulge in, An Talla will leave an impression that lasts long after you’ve left.

Shop, Eat, Drink and Relax at An Talla. Open 7 days a week.

Our People

Stuart MacLean, General Manager

Stuart is local to the Inverness area, having grown up on the Black Isle, has always been passionate about the Hospiliaity and tourism industry. Stuart comes from a hospitality background, covering all basis of the industry and offering a wealth of knowledge.

Dana Miller – Restauarnt Manager

Dana, who has a long history in the hospitality sector, is an asset to the An Talla team. Her knowledge, dedication and commitment to customer service never go unnoticed!

Pamela Smith – Team Leader

Pamela has a strong background in the hospitality sector, having worked in a variety of places and countries! Pamela brings with her a wealth of knowledge and a passion for customer care.

Stuart Matheson, Head Chef

Stuart is a local lad who grew up in the Black Isle. After working away for over twelve years in far flung locations including Cyprus, Germany and Shetland, he’s returned to the local area bringing worldly experience to the table!

Gill Downie, Duty Manager

Gill has been with An Talla since the day we opened the doors. Having lived locally in Dochgarroch for several years, Gill is passionate about her customers, locals and tourists alike.