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The Inverness Highland Games is a prestigious event on the Scottish Athletics circuit and this fact is demonstrated by the fact that the Mens 100 metre record holder at the games is none other than Scotland's Olympic Gold Medallist from the 1980 Moscow Olympic games. His time of 10.5 seconds still stands from 1987 and if you can beat that on a grass track it would be a mightily impressive feat!
2014 will be a particularly special year for athletics fans in the Highland Capital as Inverness will stage not one, but two meetings. The first will take place as usual in July. The buzz of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow will likely transfer north for this meeting with juniors inspired by watching Scotland's best athletes compete in a major championship on home soil.
The second meeting will be staged as part of the 2014 homecoming celebrations and will take place in September.This event is also the Masters World Championships and athletes from around the world will be invited to compete in endurance, sprint and heavy events.
In addition the Masters World Championships will act as the opening event of a 6 week festival in Inverness named Homecoming Highland. It will prove to be an exciting period for athletics in Inverness, as well as for residents and visitors to the capital of the Highlands. Whether as a competitor or a spectator, the history of the event as well as the stunning location make for a memorable Highland Games that is well worth a visit.
Stay in conveniently located hotels such as the Glen Mhor Hotel in Inverness where you can be sure to enjoy a relaxing time before heading to the frenetic activity of the games. Be sure to enjoy locally-sourced food including delicious seas food at restaurants such as Nico's Bistro. Read more about the Inverness Highland Games.
In a modern, enterprising, growing city as vibrant as Inverness, with a hinterland so rich in culture, history and heritage, it is hardly surprising if one were to say 'what's not on in Inverness'!!!
Apart from the inevitable abundance of Highland Games and gatherings (link) from May to September, music. Arts and cultural festivals are strongly to the fore throughout the year and Hogmanay is rather well celebrated in these parts too!!
For a guide to Inverness Hogmanay
THE New Year in Scotland. There are farmers markets in Inverness on the first Saturday of each month, The Highland Food and Drink festival takes place form 29 septemberr to 9 October affectionately known as the 'Highland Feast'
Fancy some sport. Inverness Caledonian Thistle Football Club (Inverness Caley) are now in the Scottish premier league
For shinty fixtures in Inverness and the Highlands. Nightclubs and music venues abound and Hootananny in Church Street has built up a reputation as Inverness's finest live music venue.