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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

Year-round, Inverness-shire:

Ruthven is a beautiful, tranquil loch, fringed by sedges and birch woods.

March - December, Highlands:

Situated in Loch Duich near Dornie, about 8 miles from Kyle of Lochalsh, Eilean Donan Castle is one of Scotland’s moct iconic images.

Year-round, Inverness-shire:

Commanding splendid views of Loch Ness and the Great Glen, Urquhart Castle was once one of Scotland’s largest castles and its ruins still remains an impressive sight.

Year-round, Cairngorms:

The UK’s highest mountain railway journey offers spectacular views of a truly magnificent landscape.

Year round, Inverness-shire:

Culloden, was the last hand-to-hand battle fought on British soil.

Year-round, Aviemore:

Rothiemurcus is a living Highland estate where visitors can enjoy walking, cycling and a whole range of other outdoor activities, from clay shooting, fishing, quad bike trekking, pony hacking and off-road driving, to archery, wildlife watching and canoeing.

Year-round, Skye:

A cultural and heritage centre, Aros provides a range of facilities for all the family, from static exhibitions to live shows.

21st - 25th January 2015, Inverness:

Scottish Ballet proudly presents Peter Darrell’s The Nutcracker, lovingly recreated and visiting Eden Court this winter.

31st January 2014, Inverness:

Park is an urban oasis, a place of refuge from ordinary life where eight characters play, fight, fall in love and learn to survive.

14th February 2015, Inverness:

Strap yourself in for a Craig Hill thrill.


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