Inverness is the largest city in the Scottish Highlands and with a population of around 46,800. In 2016, Nessa Warner moved to Inverness with her boyfriend. Later in the year her son, Alex Warner decided to go live with her mother and planned to take the train. Roy Cropper, Alex's aunt's boyfriend, offered to give him a ride. Along the way they broke down and rung Cathy Matthews. After being splashed but passing traffic the phone cut out and Cathy feared they had been killed by an explosion from the damaged car. Cathy's fears were put to rest when Kevin Webster managed to get a hold of them. Cathy went to their location in Kevin's tow truck and found them and drove them back to Weatherfield.