Inverness Music Festival Highlights Concert

OneTouch Theatre at Eden Court Theatre

The Inverness Festival Association will be showing another great concert on 5th May 2012 at the OneTouch at Eden Court Theatre featuring the best bits of the Inverness Music Festival which took place last month. The concert will be showcasing the amazing talent  the Highlands of Scotland has to offer.

The performances featured are the ones that the judges and audience thought stood out amongst the others during the Inverness Music Festival. The talent covers a broad spectrum including popular and folk song, orchestral ensemble, speech and drama, traditional Scottish music and music from stage and screen.

Tickets for the Inverness Music Festival Concert are available from the Eden Court Box Office or by calling 01463 234 234.

If you are travelling to Inverness for the concert you can book quality accommodation with the Inverness Guest House Association.


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Traditional Continental Market In Inverness

Traditional Market In Inverness

Taste Of Italy At The Traditional Continental Market In InvernessCome and sample the delights of the Continent !

Inverness City Centre will be transformed into a bustling market place. Professional continental market traders from France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Holland, Poland wearing traditional costumes will be selling high quality products including Brittany biscuits, olives, Italian nougat, pungent cheeses, saucissons, tartiflette from the Alps, charcuterie, fresh breads, croissants and much, much more! Or, for those of you with a sweet tooth, there will also be freshly cooked crepes.A Great Selection Of Bread At The Traditional Continental Market In Inverness

As well as the fine edible goods, you will also be able to choose from a wide range of products including hand bags & leather items, Marseille soaps, lavender, children toys and pachmina! There really will be something for everyone!

Most of the products on sale will come from “the terroir”, the land, of the stall holder, where they are produced by small organisations such as family businesses, farms or small factories using traditional methods, maintaining a high standard of quality!
All of the traders will also wear their traditional local costumes from 100 years ago, as well as decorating their stall to represent the area of the country they come from. The market really will therefore provide you with a true flavour of the continent…

For more information contact Olivier Simonin, Traditional Market Ltd Mobile: 07833937251 or visit the Traditional Market website.


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Top 5 Things To Do In The Highlands

The Highlands of Scotland is a favourite destination for travellers and adventurists. This ancient and breathtakingly beautiful part of the world has a breadth of opportunities for all tastes.

Whether you want a quiet pampering break or an extreme sports holiday, travel in the highlands of Scotland has it all.

Here are my 5 recommended places to travel in the highlands of Scotland:

  1. Cairngorms National Park, Britain’s largest national park. It offers a unique range of landscapes, wildlife and activities. Whether you want to go white water rafting, mountain climbing or wildlife watching Carngorms has it all!
  2. The world famous Loch Ness. You can take a cruise on this famous loch and maybe have a glimpse at the mystical monster that lives beneath!
  3. Fort George is my recommended historical site.  Fort George is Europe’s best preserved 18th century fort and is the only ancient monument that is still functioning in Scotland.
  4. Scotland’s Speyside Malt Whiskey Trail. Visit whiskey distilleries, learn how they make the world famous beverage. Speyside has a rich whiskey heritage with many great pubs with friendly locals.
  5. Fly fishing in Sky Ghillie. Catch famous Scottish salmon and maybe spot a golden eagle while rowing down the Misty Isles’ beautiful rivers.

By far the best way to travel in the highlands of Scotland is by train. This gives you an opportunity to take in the amazing scenery. There are two train stations in the highlands, Inverness & Fort William and these have regular services to and from all major UK destinations.

These are just a small portion of what you can do when you travel in the highlands of Scotland. The Scottish highlands are one of the safest, most vibrant and beautiful places to travel in Europe and certainly will be a trip to remember.


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Hawco Sprint 2011 – Inverness

Hawco Sprint 2011 – Caledonian Canal Inverness

The Hawco Sprint 2011 rowing regatta took place on the Caledonian Canal in Inverness on Saturday 13 August 2011. Despite the unusual recent heavy rainfall the weather was kind and the skies were blue and the sun shone all day making it an excellent day out close to the water.

A selection of clubs took part in 70 races including teams from Chester, Manchester and Bradford all enjoying success throughout the day. Inverness Rowing Club featured in a lot of the events and won nine of them.

The racers included Senior, Veterans and Juniors and the results for the day can be found on the Inverness Rowing Club Website.


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Scottish Open Golf Accommodation

Open Golf Accommodation

Due to a cancellation the Bannerman B&B now has 3 rooms available from 4 – 10 July 2011 perfect for anyone attending, playing or working at the Barclays Scottish Open Golf Championship at Castle Stuart near Inverness.

For more information or to book please visit the Bannerman B&B or telephone Alison on 01463 -259199. Please note that bookings must be for a minimum of 3 nights.


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