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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

14th & 15th June 2014, Highlands:

Since its inception in 1996 the Caledonian Challenge has become one of the biggest and longest running charity sports events on the calendar.

15th June 2014, Inverness:

Primary school aged children are invited to participate in this sponsored 5k which is run in collaboration with OJ Sports.

19th June 2014, Highlands:

The ever-popular Sticky Kids team presents another action-packed show for 2-7 year olds.

20th June 2014, Highlands:

Lau are modern folk music’s most innovative band, with three brilliant musicians, thrilling performers and free-thinking visionaries.

21st June 2014, Inverness:

Join us for an evening tour of the battlefield and discover what really happened on the 16th of April 1746.

23rd - 28th June 2014, Inverness:

The Mousetrap is famous around the world for being the longest running show of any kind in the history of British theatre.

4th July 2014, Skye:

Going on over thirty years and stronger than ever.

19th July 2014, Inverness:

Featuring track and field events, displays and family entertainment, the Games are a highlight of the Highland capital’s summer calendar.

19th July 2014, Northern Highlands:

Held in beautiful Wester Ross in the North West Highlands of Scotland, Lochcarron Highland Games feature the traditional mixture of heavy events, track and field, plus highland dancing and piping displays.

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.

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