The line up for the official Inverness Hogmanay celebrations has been announced.
Billed as Scotland’s biggest free Hogmanay concert, the Red Hot Highland Fling attracts visitors from far and wide to the Highlands.
Opening the show in Northern Meeting Park Arena will be Ho-ro, who were winners of the “Danny Kyle award” at Celtic Connections.
They will be followed by two former winners of the prestigious “Scottish Traditional Music Live Band of the Year Award”.
Ceilidh rockers Skipinnish have been given the honour of headlining in the prestigious middle position, which is a tradition unique to the Inverness Hogmanay event, and enables as many youngsters as possible to see the headline act at this family friendly show.
Closing the show, and making sure that the music pauses just in time for a spectacular fireworks display at midnight, will be Skerryvore.
A firm favourite with the Inverness crowd, Skerryvore is one of the few bands in the world that organises its own annual music festival, Oban Live, which now attracts over 10,000 visitors each year.
The event will be hosted by comedian Craig Hill who has travelled the world with his sell out show “Someone’s gonna get kilt!” since he was last seen stealing a crane and taking a selfie from 80ft up in the air at last year’s show.
Chairman of the Inverness Events and Festivals Working Group, Councillor Graham Ross, said: “The Red Hot Highland Fling is now firmly established as one of the UK’s top Hogmanay experiences and attracts visitors from far and wide to the Highlands. In addition to introducing the performers for 2017; I am also pleased to confirm that the City of Inverness area committee has given approval for another Hogmanay show in 2018.”