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A year of fantastic events

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Below are just some of the events happening in and around Inverness during 2016. Just click on the event to find out more information. Certain events, especially The Loch Ness Marathon and The Inverness Highland Games do attract many visitors and early booking of your accommodation is essential.

Inverness Farmers’ Market is held on the first Saturday of every month at the Eastgate Shopping Centre.

Just click on the event name to go to the appropriate website.

Regular Entertainment

Highland Games & Gatherings

During the summer months from May to September the Scottish Highlands play host to many Highland Games & Gatherings. Some of these are listed below, but more information can be found on our Highland Games Page

January to March

April to June

  • 9 April 2017 – Glenlivet 10k Road Race – This beautiful 10km road race follows a scenic route from the distillery around the secret glen with stunning views all around
  • 14 April 2017 – Good Friday Bank Holiday
  • 16 April 2017 – Easter Sunday
  • 17 April 2017 – Easter Monday Bank Holiday
  • April – Etape Loch Ness – A cycle sportive taking place around iconic Loch Ness offering the chance to cycle 66 miles / 106 km around the loch on traffic free roads.
  • 27 April – 1 May 2017, Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival – Various Distilleries, Elgin, Morayshire
  • 1 May 2017 – Bank Holiday
  • 21 May 2017 – Gordon Castle Highland Games – Gordon Castle, Fochabers – Solo Piping and Highland Dancing Competitions as well as a full programme of heavy events.
  • 30 May – Spring Bank Holiday
  • 3 & 4 June – Brew at the Bog – Possibly the best new music festival in Scotland
  • 25 June – Piping at Forres – 4,000 Pipers & Drummers, 150 Pipe Bands, 100 Exhibitors. Great Glen Park will be alive with pipers and drummers competing in the European Pipe Band Championship

July to September

October to December