Local Events

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Loch Ness Marathon – 24th September 2017

Loch Ness Marathon – 24th September 2017

The Baxters Loch Ness Marathon is quite possibly one of the most stunning marathons in the world. With spectacular scenery, fantastic atmosphere and a truly memorable experience – it’s no wonder it was voted in the top 10 UK marathons by Runner’s World readers in 2016 and is on the bucket list for many runners from around the world.

“Breathtakingly beautiful”, “friendly atmosphere”, “flawless organisation”, “felt like a festival not just a race” are just some of the comments we had from our runners in 2016 so why not come and experience it for yourself?

The Loch Ness Marathon follows a spectacular point-to-point route alongside world famous Loch Ness, starting in an atmospheric moorland setting and continues through stunning Highland scenery, taking you along the south-eastern shores of Loch Ness, across the River Ness, to finish in Inverness, capital city of the Highlands.

Why not make a Highland weekend of it and come with family or friends?  There’s plenty to entertain runners and spectators over the weekend with a free Sports Expo, Baxters Food & Drink Fayre, live music, kids’ activities and a Wee Nessie for under-5s.

Find out more here http://www.lochnessmarathon.com/

Culloden Battlefield

 Culloden Battlefield

  • Powerfully moving site where the 1745 Jacobite Rising came to its tragic end
  • Stand on the windswept moor where the Jacobites made their final stand.
  • Experience the Battle of Culloden in the visitor centre’s immersion cinema.
  • Travel back in time to the day of the battle by taking part in one of our regular Living History presentations.
  • Admire Jacobite artefacts, including weapons, clothing, miniatures and coins.

On 16 April 1746, the final Jacobite Rising came to a brutal head in one of the most harrowing battles in British history.

Jacobite supporters, seeking to restore the Stuart monarchy to the British thrones, gathered to fight the Duke of Cumberland’s government troops. It was the last pitched battle on British soil and, in less than an hour, around 1,500 men were slain – more than 1,000 of them Jacobites.

The richly researched, stimulating and sensitive Culloden Visitor Centre, which stands beside the battlefield, features artefacts from both sides of the battle and interactive displays that reveal the background to the conflict. It stands as a monument and a guide to a pivotal day in history.

Find out more here http://www.nts.org.uk/Visit/Culloden

Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition

Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition

Visit Scotland graded 5 Star Visitor Attraction

The exhibition was opened by explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes. It takes visitors through seven themed areas exploring Loch Ness from its beginnings to the third millenium.

Find out more here http://www.lochness.com/

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Explore the art, history and heritage of the Highlands!

Learn about Scottish history and discover how the Highlands are linked with the rest of the world.

Experience Highland contemporary art and crafts – or just browse around before enjoying a cup of tea in Cobbs Tea House, which is now bigger and brighter. Our shop has also been extended and offers a wider selection of quality gifts.

Summer opening hours are: Tuesday – Saturday 10am -5pm. So why not come along and see what exhibitions and events we have on this season.

Find out more here https://www.highlifehighland.com/inverness-museum-and-art-gallery/

Eden Court Theatre

Find out What’s On at the Eden Court Theatre

Contact the Box Office:

T: 01463 234 234

E: boxoffice@eden-court.co.uk

W: https://www.eden-court.co.uk/whats-on/