2021 Events in Inverness & Scottish Highlands
Highland Games - Festivals - Music

Pipe band at Piping Inverness, Scotland
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Covid-19 FAQs for Scotland

Please note that due to the Covid-19 situation, many events will have to be rescheduled. There are restrictions on holding live music events. Please double check with the organisers.

Cinema and Theatre
Eden Court Theatre and Cinema by the River Ness..
Vue (cinema multiplex a couple of miles outside the city centre).

For art events, The Castle Gallery at 43 Castle Street (tel: 01463 729512) has exhibitions of original contemporary fine and applied art.

Music in pubs/bars/hotels:
Covid-19 restrictions apply. Hopefully some of these will be lifted in 2021. These are some of the most popular local venues:

Pubs for traditional Scottish Music include Hootananny / Mad Hatters (Church Street), MacGregor's (bottom of Academy Street), and the Gellions (Bridge Street). There's often live music atJohnny Foxes (Bank Street, overlooking the river), Encore Une Fois (in Young Street just over the bridge), the Market Bar (Church Street), The Tooth & Claw (tucked away in Baron Taylor's Street), as well as The Dog House (opposite the post office in Queensgate). MacNabs at the Columba Hotel on the river has live music on Saturday nights.
For ceilidhs, try Hootananny on a Saturday afternoon.

Other venues and events:

The invernessGiGs web site includes music news, events listings, reviews, etc.
The Ironworks Live Music Venue on Academy Street features concerts in all genres of music.
What's Happening Inverness Facebook page is another good source of local entertainment and activities.

The Farmers' Market is held on the first Saturday of each month (except January), with stalls of local produce (meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, cheese, homebaking) in the Eastgate pedestrian area of Inverness city centre.

Events in 2021:

Due to Covid, please check with event organisers before making plans to attend any events.

Invernesss
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Highland Games photo
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Culloden Battlefield
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Scottish pipers photo
© Elnur | Fotolia.com

Inverness bridge
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Invernesss Castle
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