Our Story

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

The canal was constructed in the early nineteenth century by Scottish engineer Thomas Telford, a visionary for whom the region inspired great engineering and design.

One hundred years later, Dochgarroch Hall, the very building that houses An Talla today, was built. Serving as a community hub for decades since, An Talla is paving the way for a new generation to experience Loch Ness and the historic Dochfour Estate.

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.

Our People

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!

Jenny Balfour, Retail Manager

Jenny has over 10 years’ experience in retail management, from managing a small boutique selling Scottish giftware to working for a large cookware company in Glasgow and Harrogate. We’re delighted she’s now returned to Inverness to join our team!