Inverness had a bit of an unlucky position in our holidays - we came there after weeks of travelling, not used to cities anymore and deeply missing the Islands and the sea. Inverness may not be a large city but after travelling such a remote place as Shetland, it felt like a megacity to us and we could not fast enough adjust.
So, my remembrances of Inverness are like this post - a rich dose of Scottishness, colours, mess, and most of all vagueness.
If you ever happen to be in Inverness, try not to miss Leakey's Bookshop and Cafe. If you love books, especially second hand books, and a good dose of coffee, you will love it.