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What’s on Inverness, the Highlands and Skye

Breathtaking natural beauty is synonymous with the Highlands and Skye. With its snow-capped mountains, spectacular glens, glittering lochs and vast stretches of coastline, the area is perfect for people who love the great outdoors. Whether you’re into climbing, cycling, sailing, walking, watersports or wildlife, or simply looking for a bit of peace and quiet amid dramatic scenery, Highlands and Skye has something for you. Culture and heritage is important here, too. Highland games and highland dancing are celebrated in gatherings held all over the region during the summer months, and a huge variety of music and arts events are held throughout the year. So, with never a shortage of things to do and see, make sure you put the Highlands and Skye at the top of your list of places to visit in Scotland.

regional highlights

25th July 2014, Northern Highlands:

The event begins at 12 noon with the chosen Chieftain for the day meeting the members of the pipe band before marching on to the Games Field to declare the games open.

25th July 2014, Skye:

The Tannahill Weavers’ diverse repertoire reflects the duality of Scotland’s musical heritage.

26th July 2014, Nairn:

A highlight of the social calendar, the Nairn Show features livestock competitions, trade stands, craft and food fair, plus numerous other attractions.

26th July 2014, Northern Highlands:

Every summer, on the last Saturday in July, up to 5,000 visitors and locals flock to the village of Halkirk in Caithness for a day of traditional and spectacular Scottish sport.

26th July 2014, Inverness:

A previous winner of the Perrier Jazz Vocal Award and The Spirit Of Scotland Music Medal, King is also an established writer.

26th July 2014, Highlands:

Don’t miss John Waterson in An Evening without Jake Thackray - a heartfelt celebration of the work of the genius that was Jake Thackray.

31st July 2014, Inverness:

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra perform works by Ravel, Rodrigo, Rossini and Mozart.

1st August 2014, Inverness:

When the hugely-entertaining Two Man Gentlemen Band released the album, Two At A Time, it made a huge impact on both sides of the Atlantic, storming the roots music charts in USA, going straight to the Number 6 slot from nowhere following its Stateside release.

1st August 2014, Northern Highlands:

The Dornoch Highland Gathering began in 1887 and, with the exception of the war years, has been a focal point of the summer every year since - a day when old friends meet and new acquaintances are made.

2nd August 2014, Northern Highlands:

Events include: Running, Heavy Weights, Solo Piping, Light Field, Highland Dance.

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