What’s Happening in and around Inverness – June 2018

June has arrived in glorious sunshine today, and the day length is noticeably longer up in the Scottish Highlands.  Guests staying at our bed and breakfast in Inverness have plenty to keep them entertained and here is our pick of the events coming up over the next few weeks:

The Nevis Range

2-3 June 2018 – Mountain Bike World Cup, Fort William

Mountain biking is a popular sporting activity across the Highlands of Scotland, with numerous forest trails and bike routes available for all to enjoy. At this time of year, the whole of the Nevis Ski Range near Fort William is taken over by the world cup village for the Mountain Bike World Cup. On the Saturday and Sunday, there will be 48 hours of elite mountain biking competition for the World Cup, and many other activities for all the family. Fort William is just over an hours drive from Inverness and the route will take you along the beautiful Loch Ness for part of the way, so this is an easy and scenic day trip from Inverglen Guest House.

 

 

Moray Coast at Hopeman
Moray Coast at Hopeman

15-24 June 2018 – Moray Walking & Outdoor Festival

Now in its 7th year, this is a popular festival for those who like to get out and about. There are over 58 organised events from short rambles, to nature walks or serious hikes, and accessible trails for those who use a motability scooter so truly there is something for everybody at this walking festival. For those who like to get wet, you can also join in with a range of water sport activities from sailing to surfing to river tubing and cliff jumping, and if the weather is inclement and you don’t like to get wet, there are even indoor activities to enjoy.

18-23 June 2018 – Moray School of Art

This is the highlight of each academic year for the art degree students, where the 4th year students get the opportunity to display their creative work to the public. There is a great range of talent on display from ceramic and sculpture, to fine art and textiles.

Pipe Band
Pipe Band

30 June 2018 – Piping at Forres

With over 100 exhibitors, 150 pipe bands, and 4,000 pipers, the European Pipe Band Championship at Great Glen Park is sure to entertain and thrill you if you love to hear the skirl of the pipes. This spectacular event is often a finalist at the Highlands & Islands Tourism Awards, so why not go along and immerse yourself in a cultural event that is really a flavour of Scotland.

June 2018 Highlights in the Highlands