Preparations for the Inverness Highland Games next week are well underway with further events announced yesterday being added to this year’s line up.
Proceedings begin at 6pm on Inverness High Street on Friday, July 20, through a free-to-attend event.
A performance by the City of Inverness Pipe Band will accompany a charity Wheelbarrow Grand Prix.
A parade will take spectators across Ness Bridge to the Northern Meeting Park in time for the 2018 Strongest Man and Strongest Woman Championships beginning at 7pm.
Spectators who purchase their Highland Games tickets on Friday evening will be admitted for free into the Strongest Man and Strongest Woman Championships.
The main event is set to take place the following day at the Bught Park, with gates opening at 11am.
A new event organised by 2k Custom will see over 100 cars be put on display in an event dubbed Show and Shine Inverness. Also included on the day is a series of races for under-fives, set to begin at 12.30pm, as part of the 2018 Year of the Young People celebrations.
Games chieftain and provost Helen Carmichael, said: “Our expanded Games Weekend programme is filled with activities and events for everybody to enjoy; and is the result of many months of work behind the scenes to create something very special indeed.
“I would like to thank the many local competitors, performers and volunteers for their tremendous efforts over many months in helping our Games Committee and our Events and Festivals Working Group pull it all together.
“The Inverness Highland Games provides a wonderful opportunity for us to highlight the very best that we have to offer, while delivering a much appreciated and significant boost to our city’s profile and economy.”