Included in the attractions are Cawdor Castle, Dunrobin Castle, Brodie Castle, Loch Ness and its famous monster “Nessie”, Dornoch Cathedral, Inverewe Gardens, Fort George, Culloden Battlefield, Falls of Shin, Glenmorangie Distillery, Royal Dornoch Golf Course, The City of Inverness and many many more.
This part of Scotland is particularly suited to active pursuits with golfing, cycling, hill walking, mountain biking, nature spotting and adventure parks all well represented.
Virtually every cruise line that calls at North European ports, calls at Invergordon at least once a year and frequently more often.
With easy access, deep water, shelter and only 5 miles from the open sea, Invergordon has already had liners such as Queen Mary 2 and Crown Princess dock to showcase the beautiful Highlands of Scotland.
The deal would leave the Tories as the senior partner in the administration running Scotland's third city following the recent council elections.
Just over an hour before the deadline was due to pass, Aberdeen's Labour group tweeted a statement congratulating former leader Jenny Laing on retaining her position as head of the council.
Maynard was a free agent and was at MK Dons at the end of last season.