Inverness’ Winter Festival kicks off again this weekend with thousands expected to flock to one of Scotland’s biggest annual community fancy dress events.
The Highland Council-run Halloween Show at Ness Islands takes place tonight and tomorrow and has an alien invasion theme.
Tonight’s show commences at 6.30pm, with tomorrow’s show starting slightly earlier at 5.30pm – coinciding with the clocks being turned back one hour.
Councillor Calum Smith said: “With thousands in attendance and hundreds of families dressing up for the occasion, our Halloween Show always ensures our Winter Festival gets off to a spectacular start.
“The event is one of Scotland’s biggest outdoor theatrical experiences and a wonderful showcase for the talents of the many young performers from Eden Court Highland.”
As a result of the show, motorists, cyclists and pedestrians are being advised of road and bridge restrictions to protect those attending.
Infirmary Bridge will be closed between 4pm and 10pm today and tomorrow with some roads shut to all vehicles and bicycles.
From 5pm to 9pm, Ness Walk will be closed to northbound traffic between its junctions with Ballifeary Lane and Bught Road, with access for southbound traffic maintained.
Bught Road will also close to northbound traffic between its junctions with Ness Walk and Bught Avenue with access for southbound traffic maintained.
Bught Road will also close at its junctions with Bught Avenue and access to the Highland Archive Centre, with access for parking controlled by the event organisers.
Bught Avenue will be closed to southbound traffic between its junctions with Bught Lane and Bught Road.