Gask House Holidays

Gask House, Farr, Inverness, IV2 6XG / +44 (0)7973 800917 

Local Events Calendar

There are always events taking place in and around Strathnairn, Inverness and Loch Ness. If you're looking for something to do, this calendar might be a good starting point! Whilst we aim to keep it as up-to-date and complete as possible, please confirm any dates, ticketing details etc. directly with the event organisers.     



Eden Court

Whether you like drama, dance, cinema, comedy, art or live music The Eden Court (on the banks of the River Ness)  offers a wide variety of arts entertainment  throughout the year. Check out their programme of What's On... 

21 June

Brodie Castle event

Throughout the day tours of the castle are available, both cafes are open and the Playful Garden is also open to explore (and find the unicorn).


Also, The Gordonstoun Pipe Band will perform in front of the castle at 11am.

22 June

Road Closure - Glen Affric

The Fasnakyle Brae to Glen Affric Road will be closed to all traffic on Saturday 22 June

fom 11am - 5pm

Event: Highland Cross Charity Duathlon

13 July

Inverness Highland Games

Throughout the day there will a variety of traditional field competitions, highland dancing competitions plus other attractions and a great variety of trade and food stalls.


This event takes place in Bught Park Pitches, Bught Road, 

Inverness, IV3 5SP

 25 - 27 July 

Belladrum - Tartan Heart Festival

The Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival is a music and arts festival, held on the Belladrum Estate in Kiltarlity near Inverness, in Scotland.  Founded in 2004, the festival has rapidly grown in popularity and is often sold out in advance. 



27 July 

The Nairn Show

This the agricultural show for Nairnshire Farming Society and includes livestock judging, main ring events, the world famous Galcantray Clydesdales, a craft fair and food stalls.


It will be held at Davidson Park, Househill, Nairn.

1 August 2024 

Black Isle Show

The Black Isle Show is the largest agricultural show for the north of Scotland. There will also be lots of trade stalls, food stalls and arts and crafts. It is a day-out not to be missed!

Mannsfield Showground, Muir of Ord IV6 7RS

 2-3 August 

Moy Country Fair

Moy Country Fair offers a diversity of entertainments and activities for all of the family! The emphasis is on field sports activities with competitions in fly casting, gun dog handling and clay pigeon shooting.  

Activities in the main ring differ from year to year but in 2024 you can expect to see a spectacular performance from freelance mountain bike stunt team, Savage Skills as well as gun dog and farrier demonstrations, falconry displays and much more. 

There will be an abundance of stalls selling the best of Scottish produce (food drinks and crafts).


The event will be held at The Moy Estate, Moy, IV13 7YQ.

24 August 2024 

Glenurquhart Highland Gathering and Games

Glenurquhart Highland Games include the traditional events performed by the heavyweight athletes – throwing weights and hammers and tossing the caber. In addition, there is the Glen Challenge and track races for adults and children, solo piping and the very popular Tug o’ War. There will be trade stands and food and drink outlets. 

There is an entry fee for this event. 

17 August 

Nairn Highland Games

During the morning, the junior piping competitions and field events take place.  From midday the massed bands of the pipes and drums will leave Viewfield House (Nairn Museum) and march to the Links which signals the start of the traditional heavy events. 


This is a free event and takes place at the Wallace Bandstand IV12 4EA.

23 - 26 August 2024 

Thunder in the Glens 

Thunder in the Glens is an annual Harley-Davidson bike rally held in Aviemore, Scotland, established in 1996. The event is run by the Dunedin Chapter Scotland (#9083) of the Harley Owners Group (HOG), based in Edinburgh.

The rally attracts over 10,000 visitors to the Aviemore and Speyside area during the weekend and attracts headline acts as well as local entertainers.

29-30 August

The Northern Meeting - Piping Competition

The Gold Medal for the classical piobaireachd music and the Gold Clasp for former winners, are the most sought after achievements for any piper.  The honour attaching to such success attracts pipers from the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Europe and throughout the British Isles.


Eden Court Theatre, Inverness.



29 September 2024 

Loch Ness Marathon

5 October

World Porridge Making Championship

Porridge fanatics from around the world will gather in the Highland village of Carrbridge to battle it out for the title of World Porridge Making Champion and lift the mush sought after Golden Spurtle®


2025 March date tbc 

Inverness 1/2 Marathon & 5K

There's still time to enter!

April 2025 date TBC

Etape Loch Ness

A cycle sportive taking place around iconic Loch Ness offering the chance to cycle 66 miles (106 km) on traffic free roads.  Although entries have now closed, as a visitor you can witness this event at any part on the route or at the start/finish point in Bught Park Inverness IV3 5SQ.

May 2025 date TBC 

Inverness Classic Vehicle Show 

May 2025 date TBC 

Inverness Car Show 

This family event brings together a whole host of performance, modified, street, classic, retro & race cars. 


Expect to see 1000 cars on display, along with a live stunt show taking place 3 times across the day. There will be a large trade area for various traders to show off everything from kids toys, performance car parts, stickers and sweets, along with a Food Village serving everything from chips to burritos.


This is also a dog friendly event and there will be an area for kids amusements too.


Dores, IV2 6TR

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