New Cresthill

Created by Claire Cavendish on Wed Dec 21st, 2022 @ 11:20

New Cresthill is a small town located in the Scottish Highlands with an estimated population of around 5,000 residents, according to the most recent census conducted in 1990. The town is situated in a primarily rural area, surrounded by picturesque scenery and rolling hills, with a large loch bordering its city limits. This makes it a popular destination for tourists looking for a quiet getaway.

Despite its small size, New Cresthill is home to a vibrant community, with several local businesses and amenities including a post office, grocery store, several pubs, a church and a garage. Oddly enough there's two Greggs in the town, one in the historic city centre and one more towards the slightly more modern expansion to the south. Additionally, the town boasts a public library, several parks and green spaces, and a community center that hosts various events throughout the year.

As a rural community, many of the town's residents work in agriculture, forestry, and other related industries. However, there are also a number of commuters who travel to nearby Inverness, a city approximately 1.5 hours away by car, for work and other activities.


While there's more than three pubs in New Cresthill, the largest road that runs through the historic city centre is home to the three main establishments listed below. There's a friendly rivalry that runs through the entire town, and while it's been embellished and played up for certain events there's not malicious intent behind it.

The Rose - Also referred to as the bottom pub, the southernmost establishment in the main street.
Hope & Anchor - Situated directly across from the city's central church building, it's referred to as the middle pub, or the pastor's pub.
Blue Door Inn - Named for it's old wooden blue door (which has been replaced and repainted at least half a dozen times since its inception) the pub at the northernmost edge of the main street is colloquially referred to as the top pub.


Despite its small size, New Cresthill has a rich history and a strong sense of community. The town hosts several annual events and festivals, including a Highland Games over the summer, a recurring cèilidh at the local community centre, as well as a traditional Halloween parade down Market Street. Visitors to the town can also explore nearby historical sites, such as the ruins of a medieval castle and a local museum dedicated to the town's history.