Inverness Highland Games & Gala Day 2017

Highland Games Event
Highland Games

Two of the most popular events in the Highland calendar come to Inverness this weekend.

Saturday 15 July – Inverness Highland Games

The Inverness Highland Games will take place at Bught Park commencing at 11 am. Founded in 1822 the Inverness Highland Games is one of the most spectacular traditional gatherings staged in Scotland and is one of the highlights of any visit to the Highland capital city of Inverness.

Events include a full programme of running, jumping and throwing events, as well as Scottish Country Dancing and the spectacle of Massed Pipes and Drums. Of course, for may, the highlight will be the “Heavies” events including everyone’s favourite “Tossing the Caber”.

You can learn more about the Highland Games in our blog post – A Brief Introduction to the Highland Games


Sunday 16th July – Inverness Gala day

The major attraction for the 2017 Inverness Gala Day will see over 10,000 folk heading to Bught Parkto see the Bryan Adams concert. However, this is only part of what promises to be the Summer of 2017’s biggest party in the Highlands. 

The Gala Day opens with the Inverness Shinty Sixes in Bught Park Stadium from 11 am  (learn more about shinty in our blog post –  Highland Games & Other Sports)

 From 3 pm centre stage turns to the  Highland’s Strongest Man and Strongest Women events.

If you are feeling courageous you can take part in the Zip Slide over the River  Ness, or you can explore our Giant Craft Fair or Highland Games Traders village. Admission is free and everybody is welcome.


Inverglen Guest House wishes all those competing in the various events the best of luck, and are sure that many of our guests will be cheering you along.


Inverness Highland Games & Gala Day 2017

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