South Loch Ness is gripped with Burns fever again this year with popular events planned across the area. The Whitebridge Hotel has a special menu. Camerons’ Tearoom at Glenlia has a special night promising lots of fun. The Waterfall Cafe is also offering a Burn’s Night and a Burns supper in the Stratherrick Public Hall is also planned. The Dores Burns Supper is reported as fully booked. The Seniors Lunch Club also meets on Friday 25th January at the Stratherrick Public Hall. Robert Burns visited Foyers in 1787 and wrote a short poem about the Falls of Foyers.

Among the heathy hills and ragged woods
The roaring Foyers pours his mossy floods;
Till full he dashes on the rocky mounds,
Where, through a shapeless breach, his stream resounds,
As high in air the bursting torrents flow,
As deep-recoiling surges foam below,
Prone down the rock the whitening sheet descends,
And viewless Echo’s ear, astonish’d rends.
Dim seen, through rising mists and ceaseless showers,
The hoary cavern, wide-surrounding, lowers.
Still, through the gap the struggling river toils,
And still, below, the horrid cauldron boils.

Robert Burns