Tickets have gone sale for next month’s Royal National Mod in Inverness.
The Mod – or Am Mod Naiseanta Rioghail – is now in its 122nd year as the country biggest Gaelic festival and will be a centrepiece of this year’s Highland Homecoming celebrations.
Tickets for competitions and performances in Highland dancing, Gaelic music and song, sport, literature and drama are all now on sale.
Tickets for events can be purchased from Eden Court’s box office with the exception of the final dance tickets which are only available at the Iron Works venue box office.
Members of the organising group An Comunn Gaidhealach should buy direct from their Inverness office.
The nine day spectacular will take place from Friday, October 10 to Saturday, October 18 and is expected to bring thousands of competitors and spectators from all corners of the globe to the Highland capital.
John Morrison, chief executive of An Comunn Gaidhealach, said: “The Mod returns to Inverness for the first time in 17 years so it really will be a big Highland Homecoming.
“We’re delighted to announce tickets are now on sale, so fans of Gaelic culture and music can secure their place to join us at this year’s competitions and events.”
Competitions will be joined by a Fringe programme which will see over 70 event taking place across the city.
Starting with a torchlight procession through the town to Eden Court on the Friday, there is an abundance of entertainment planned for the week.
There will be concerts featuring Skipinnish, Cruinn and Skerryvore, street theatre, the Shinty Mod Cup, meet the author events, pub music nights, children’s disco, come and try sessions and a ceilidh – there really is something for everyone.
The Royal National Mod is supported by Highland Council, HIE, Caledonian MacBrayne, Bord na Gaidhlig, EventScotland, the Royal Bank of Scotland, SQA, BBC Alba, the Scottish Government, Homecoming Scotland 2014 and Royal Mail.