Summer in Inverness – Moy Fair – Highland Field Sports Fair

The annual Moy Fair, a highlight of the field sports calendar, takes place this weekend on the Moy Estate, just outside Inverness.

“Event dates for 2010 are the 6th & 7th of August

The fair offers a diversity of entertainments and activities for all of the family, from crèche facilities to archery! The emphasis is on field sports activities with competitions in fly casting, gun dog handling and clay pigeon shooting. See also, General Information.

Take your pets for the day and children can enter them into the children’s pets parade or, if you have a terrier, try out the terrier races. Please note that only “ground terriers” will be eligible for entry. Activities in the main ring differ from year to year but you may see gun dog or fly-casting demonstrations, pipe bands, falconry displays, and much more.

Tickets for the event cost £10 per person – children under 16 are free and so is the car parking!

There is an abundance of stalls selling the best of Scottish produce and there could be anything from traditional fare such as Venison to Arbroath Smokies, or you could purchase a Scottish made dog harness or walking stick.

There is much more to see and find out about the fair, click the links to discover what the fair is about.

The fair is a non-profit making event and surplus funds are distributed to charities and deserving causes.”

For a fun day out in Inverness, the Moy Fair has something to offer everyone!

Your Inverness B&B and guest house host will be happy to give you further information.

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Things to do around Inverness – the Cairngorm Reindeer Herd

As we approach Christmas in Inverness, a visit to the Cairngorm Reindeer Herd is a fun day out for all the family.

Reindeer were re-established in Scotland in 1952, after a long absence. The Cairngorm Mountains provide an ideal habitat, and the reintroduced reindeer have flourished there.

In Glenmore, at the heart of the Cairngorm National Park, is the Reindeer House – stocked with everything to do with reindeer, as well as tradiitonal Sami crafts from Sweden. The paddocks are wheelchair accessible, enabling everyone to see the reindeer, even without going on the hill trip.

If you do the hill trip you will be led by an experienced herder, and you will be able to hand feed the reindeer and walk freely amongst them.

Only an hour from Inverness, a visit to the reindeer herd in the Cairngorm National Park is a special day out.

Your Inverness bed & breakfast provider will be able to advise you on the times for hill visits to the herd. If you haven’t yet booked your Inverness accommodation, you will find a selection of the best B&Bs in Inverness by clicking here. For other ideas for fun days out in Inverness see our Attractions page, and the ICA page. If you’re looking for Christmas fun in Inverness see the Winter Festival calendar.

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