There is so much entertainment to choose from here – the choice is yours. From theatres to cinemas, music halls and live music venues. Great nightlife and nightclubs. Football, shinty and highland games. Arts and craft exhibitions, book, food and drink festivals and events at local castles, visitor centres, and city centre hotels and venues. Inverness Hogmanay is memorable too.
So whether you fancy traditional or modern, wish to look on or join in, seek the quiet or the wilder side of life, enjoy the relaxing indoors or the great, inspiring outdoors – there’s something for all – at all times of the year.
Gaelic traditions form the roots for much of the cultural heritage of Inverness, in language, music and song. The city is still a key location for the annual Royal National Mod, a competitive cultural and linguistic event held every October, and which moves around a circuit of Scottish towns. Inverness has its very own annual Mod, which along with non-competitive cultural and linguistic festivals, present the perfect opportunity to see and hear some of the best in Highland and Gaelic music and song
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Wider Scottish influences on music , song and dance can be enjoyed in our Scottish Showtime, which runs from June to September each year. Local pubs offer traditional folk music alongside jazz and pop. Eden Court Theatre is the city’s main venue for drama and entertainment, presenting a varied and year round programme of shows to suit all tastes. These and much more are showcased and celebrated in our Highland Festival in early summer, which provides an international programme of drama, music, song and dance – and the Inverness Music Festival.
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