Big thanks to the thousands of you who turned out to make this the most successful Winter Wonderland ever!  


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2019 Christmas Lights Switch On 


Thanks to everybody who turned out to help us turn on our Christmas Lights and join Santa for his annual Carol Service Ding Dong Merrily Old High. It was a wonderful evening and a good time was had by all!

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Thanks for all your support 
Back after an 8 year absence - our 2019 Halloween show was extremely popular with thousands of folk turning up. Huge thanks to all of our performers and the hundreds of wee ones who dressed up to help us send the Aliens homewards to think again.



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THRIFTY50 RESULT 
The winning ticket for the Thrifty50 Draw made at the Inverness Highland Games on 20 July 2019 was 476. The winner was Helene Read of Avoch who received £532.50.

If you know the owner of the Winning Inverness Gala Day ticket #12 (the Prize was £65) please ask them to email gerry.reynolds@highland.gov.uk or contact any Highland Games Committee Member.

Many thanks to everybody who played.
Angus Dick - Games Committee Chairman

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INVERNESS HIGHLAND GAMES AND GALA WEEKEND REVIEW 
INVERNESS HIGHLAND GAMES & GALA WEEKEND REVIEW



2019 STONEMASON STONE CHAMPION
Luke Crowley (USA)


2019 WOMEN'S HEAVY CHAMPION
Katie Crowley (USA)


2019 MEN'S HEAVY CHAMPION
Vladislav Tulacek (Czeck Republic)


2019 HIGHLANDS STRONGEST MAN AND STRONGEST WOMAN
Jamie Gorrian and Mary Anderson



The festivities commenced on Friday 19th July with performances by the City of Inverness Pipe Band; the Elizabeth Fraser School of Highland Dancing and members of the Inverness Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society; before the 2019 Highlands Strongest Man and Strongest Woman Championships took place before a large crowd in Northern Meeting Park.

On Games Day Saturday approximately 7000 spectators were treated to one of the most spectacular Inverness Highland Games in recent years.

There was a special cheer at the Opening Ceremony when the Games Committee marked the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the Inverness Royal British Legion Pipe Band by inducting the entire band into the Gamesí Hall of Fame.

Reigning SHGA World Champion Vladislav Tulacek (Czeck Republic) won the Men's event and 2017 World Lightweight Champion Katie Crowley (USA) was victorious in the Women's event.

As usual the struggle to launch the 252 lb Stonemasonís Stone at the end of the day generated the biggest cheer and when Luke Crowley (USA) managed to clear the bar suspended 5 foot in the air Bught Park erupted in joy.

Making a welcome return to event will be the 19th Regiment Royal Artillery and the Highland Gunners were just one of the attractions in a show field that contained Scotlandís Biggest Inter Clan Gathering, Highland Dancing, the Exclusively Highlands Craft Fair, Horneís Fun Fair and the prestigious Solo Piping competitions organised by the Inverness Piping Society.

The weekend ended with the introduction of 2 new events which attracted an estimated 10,000 spectators to Sunday's Inverness Gala Day.

Proud Ness and Ruff Ness were extremely well received and look set to become firm favourites in years to come.

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RED HOT HIGHLAND FLING BANDS ANNOUNCED 


We are delighted to announce that Skippinish, Torridon and Dorec-a-Belle will be performing at this year's Red Hot Highland Fling which will be hosted by Craig Hill in Northern Meeting Park Arena. We cannot wait for Scotland's biggest FREE Hogmanay Party! Don't forget to support our show by buying one of our legendary Bobble Hats at www.invernesseventsshop.com

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