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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

2nd May 2014, Highlands:

Described by the press as ’the most sophisticated drugs baron of all time’, Howard Marks is the writer of the best-selling autobiography Mr Nice.

3rd May 2014, Highlands:

The Mahler Players is an ensemble which was founded in the Highlands of Scotland in 2013 for the musical project Mahler in Miniature.

3rd May 2014, Highlands:

The event starts at Beasdale station, following the scenic route through Arisaig and Morar, and finishes by the swimming pool in Mallaig.

5th May 2014, Inverness:

Scotland’s iconic Loch Ness will be the setting of a monster cycling event which will welcome 1,000 cyclists from the UK and beyond.

6th May 2014, Skye:

Based in Michigan USA, Alma College has a very strong Music Department and long historical links with Scotland – they run their own Pipe Band.

7th May 2014, Inverness:

Irish-born flautist Nuala Kennedy has developed a distinctive blend of folk and pop with artfully adventurous arrangements, showcased most recently on her highly-praised 2012 album Noble Stranger.

9th May 2014, Inverness:

Biding Time (Remix) is based on Louise Quinn’s first-hand experiences of the music industry with a guest appearance from legendary performer and Drag King, Diane Torr.

7th - 10th May 2014, Inverness:

Dance meets drama with powerful effect in Scottish Ballet’s iconic and vivid re-interpretation of Shakespeare’s greatest love story.

10th May 2014, Highlands:

Dingwall Choral Society perform Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle.

7th - 10th May 2014, Inverness:

Strictly Inverness is back in May 2014, featuring the introduction of a grand finale on the Saturday night.


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