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What's On, and Forthcoming Events in and around Inverness

"The Highlands is scientifically proven (by actual scientists) to have more entertainment per capita than any other town or city in the country."

And Inverness is a modern, vibrant highland city, the Capital of the North, and simply buzzing with events of all kinds all year round. There are many what’s on and event guides to Inverness, the very best of them are below

Inverness Courier Guide to What’s On in Inverness 

ICA What’s on in Inverness Guide publishers of ICA) 

ICA Inverness on line 

(ica is a free monthly what's on guide to Inverness sent out to over 60 thousand households in the area)

Below you’ll find some of the major highlights.



    Following a major appeal and two years of closure Eden Court reopened in November 2007 as the one of the best equipped arts centres in the country. The Victorian Bishop’s Palace and 1976 theatre, both Grade A Listed, were retained and two new extensions added providing a second theatre, two new cinemas, two dance and drama studios and three floors of purpose built dressing rooms. The architects Page/ Park have successfully brought together buildings from thee different centuries to create the biggest arts centre in Scotland.

    What’s on when, and buy tickets 



    Inverness Caley Thistle are now one of the leading Scottish Premier League Clubs. Get the fixture list.
    Inverness Leisure is the largest sports, leisure and recreational facility in the Highlands of Scotland, with multi-award winning facilities Whether you are looking for a swim in the pool; a run on the track; a workout in the gym; some exercise in one of our many classes or just relaxing in our health suite area then Inverness Leisure is the place to come.  We’re sure you won’t be disappointed.

    Inverness Shinty Club’s first team competes in North Division One and the second team in North Division Three. Inverness won the Camanachd Cup in 1952. Get the fixtures list



    Vue Inverness is a fantastic 7 screen, 1,758-seater cinema situated just east of the city centre. The state-of-the-art multiplex is surrounded by various restaurants and bars, to complement the perfect evening out.
    Get the latest Vue Inverness film showings, and book your tickets on line 

    In addition to the den Court facilities mentioned above, there is a cultural cinema open year round and presenting an innovative programme of cultural cinema including the latest quality blockbusters, foreign language and British films. Get the latest Eden Court upcoming film listings



    The Highland Council have announced details of the programme for this year’s free Inverness Hogmanay Party. Get more information on the key performers here – Also visit Inverness Gigs  for details of all forthcoming events.

    The 2014 Inverness Music Festival will run from Saturday 1 March to Friday 14 March, with the majority of events being held at Eden Court. Eden Court holds many music, dance and cultural events throughout the year, check out their programmes above.
    For forthcoming Inverness country dance and ceilidh events, check out the general listings in the intro above.



    The 2014 Inverness Highland Games will take place on Saturday 19 July 2014 and the Inbhir Nis Homecoming Highland Games featuring the Masters World Championships will take place over the weekend of Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September 2014 as part of the Homecoming Scotland 2014 celebrations. For more details visit  and get the latest on their blog.

    For art and culture events generally, you'll find that the city has a superb, varied arts and culture scene, often with a distinctly Highland flavour. Convention Scotland has produced a guided to the top top ten recommended arts and culture experiences In Inverness. Get the Convention Scotland guide on line



    As you’ll have noticed elsewhere on the site, Royal Highland Hotel is very family friendly. And for family leisure breaks and holidays, especially those outdoor activity and adventure ones, Inverness as a base is very hard to beat. Use the guides listed in the intro, to get the latest ‘what’s on’ for families. And for great family fun in the city, Inverness Leisure’s leisure pool is the place to go.  With a large wave pool, river with jets and geysers, 3 flume rides and an outdoor (thistle shaped!) pool, family-sized spa bath and toddler pool it really is the biggest water-fun in the Highlands.

    Get our own top 10 recommended things to do for families visiting Inverness
    Another great resource – ‘Days Out with the Kids – Inverness’