Our Impressions of Grant Street Park
In middle of Housing Estate / Retail Park area on edge of city centre, it has a small covered stand at one side and a large covered terrace at the far end of the pitch from the turnstiles, otherwise it is gravel paths or grass banking. The razor wire on the perimeter fencing is a novel touch for a Highland League Ground!! Floodlights are not the brightest but they are unusual in that they are on 8 poles on one side of the ground, with one in each opposite corner.
Programmes : yes, price unknown.
Refreshments : Tea bar at turnstile end of ground next to toilets. Pies, hot dogs, crisps, chocolate and hot/cold drinks. Usual Fast food places in town, no recommendations.
Social Club : Large industrial looking building to one side of ground houses large social club. Seems welcoming, and as team are sponsored by Carlsberg, the beer is very cheap!
Clach fans reliably informed me that the pubs in the vicinity of the ground are best avoided, but some good ones in the city centre. No names unfortunately.
Clachnacuddin is loosely translated as 'the place of the washing stones' from Gaelic, being close to the River Ness, it used to be where the women would wash the clothes in the water
Directions to Grant Street Park
From South (Perth/Aberdeen)
Take A9 to Longman Roundabout (south end of Kessock Bridge) and take 1st exit into Longman Road. Follow signs for town centre until the Town Centre Roundabout, and take 3rd exit into Waterloo Place. Follow this over Waterloo Bridge and into Grant Street, where the ground will be on the left. Car parking in street or outside club.
From North (Dingwall/Caithness)
Cross Kessock Bridge and follow directions as above.
Inverness station is about 20 minutes on foot.
Most Intercity buses in the North of Scotland stop at Inverness. 20-25 min walk.