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Inverness Highland Games return this summer

Inverness Highland Games will return this summer. Picture by Sandy McCook.
Inverness Highland Games will return this summer. Picture by Sandy McCook.

Inverness Highland Games are returning to the city this summer.

This year’s games will take place on July 16 following a two-year hiatus as a result of the pandemic.

Bught Park will be the setting for a day of competitive events including the heavies, track and field athletics, pipes and drums and Highland dancing.

It was originally thought this year’s event would be the 200th of its kind in Inverness, but a recent investigation by High Life Highland revealed that this was not in fact the case.

After making the “difficult decision” to cancel last year’s event, Inverness Highland Games Committee chairman Angus Dick said the group is “very excited” to see the games returning to the city.

Inverness Highland Games, Bught Park. Picture by Sandy McCook

He said: “We are very excited to be bringing back the Inverness Highland Games for 2022.

“The games have always been a real highlight of the summer event season in Inverness, and we are all very much looking forward to welcoming back not only our local event partners, competitors and communities, but people from right across the world to the city’s Bught Park this July.”

Showcasing the best of Inverness and the Highlands

High Life Highland has been working closely with the Inverness Highland Games committee and the city’s events and festivals working group to plan this year’s event, which is funded by Inverness Common Good Fund.

Events manager Amy MacLeod explained that this year’s games would be an opportunity to showcase the best of the area following a difficult few years for the events sector.

Sinclair Patience of Avoch throws the Scots Hammer in 2015. Photo: Sandy McCook/DCT Media

“Over the years, Inverness has seen some fantastic Highland Games and despite this being an extremely challenging time of recovery for the event sector, we want 2022 to be no different,” she said.

“The day will provide us a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the very best Inverness and the wider Highlands has to offer.”

For information on trading, exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities at this year’s games, contact invernessevents@highlifehighland.com

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