There is a double page foldout frontispiece providing an aerial photograph of the fort (taken in 1968). The sections are:
- Highland garrisons
- Fort George Ardersier
- Building the fort
- Later history
The guidebook is illustrated with black and white photographs along with some plans.
MacIvor’s guidebook was updated as a second edition in 1983.
The second edition has an extended set of images. The text is similar. For example, the section on the Highland Garrisons comes under a general history section, introduced with the quotation, ‘A large sum of money spended in building’. The description is introduced with ‘Upon this barren, sandy point’.