Balachladaich Loch Ness B&B

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Here is a list of some of the larger annual events in the local area. For more information on all the events on during your stay, please look at the What's On page.

August to May
Inverness Caledonian Football Club
Inverness Caledonian Football Club - Click To Enlarge
Between August and May there are regular matches at the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium, and if the football doesn’t enthrall you, the fantastic views of the Moray Firth from the stands will.

29th April 2017
Loch Ness Etape
Loch Ness Etape - Click To Enlarge
The Etape Cycle race completes a full 360° route around iconic Loch Ness, starting and finishing in the Highland capital of Inverness offers a fantastic challenge with unrivalled scenery on closed roads so whether you're a seasoned cyclist or a newcomer looking for your first sportive. Bring your family and make a holiday of it plyus give yourself time to explore the area and practice the course.

All cyclists must adhere to the minimum average speed of 13mph. This gives riders 5 hours and 35 minutes to complete the course. Cyclists falling behind this will be given the option of returning to the Event Hub in the sweep bus or completing the course on open roads.
Miles: 66
1st - 2nd August 2018
Black Isle Show
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The Black Isle Show is an annual agricultural show held near Muir of Ord each August. It is the biggest agricultural show in the Highlands. Over the 2 days, 30,000 people come to see livestock judging, horse showing and jumping, sheep racing, vintage tractors and motorcycle stunts, among other things.
2nd - 4th August 2018
Belladrum Tartan Heart Music Festival
Belladrum Tartan Heart Music Festival - Click To Enlarge
Belladrum festival is well known for its wide ranging musical scope, as well as its family friendly atmosphere. As well as the main stages there are a wide range of stalls and fringe acts including one man bands, alternative therapies, barbers, yoga and the worlds smallest nightclub. Previous headliners have included Tom Jones, Travis, The Proclaimers and Embrace.
3rd-4th August 2018
Moy Game Fair, Moy Estate, Inverness shire
Moy Game Fair, Moy Estate, Inverness shire - Click To Enlarge
Twelve miles south of Inverness in the beautiful setting of Moy Hall you will find the annual event of the Moy Field Games Fair. The emphasis is on field sports activities with competitions in fly casting, gun dog handling and clay pigeon shooting.

Children can enter their pets into the children's pets parade or, if you have a terrier, try out the terrier races. Please note that only "ground terriers" will be eligible for entry. Activities in the main ring differ from year to year but you may see gun dog or fly-casting demonstrations, pipe bands, falconry displays, and much more.  

Each Year a different group of Artisans have the opportunity to exhibit their wares in the Highland Craft Marquees and invite you to come and see them.There could be anything from traditional fare such as Venison to Arbroath Smokies, or you could purchase a Scottish made dog harness or walking stick. 
18th August 2018
Groove Loch Ness
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One night, one stage, one helluva party - Scotland's most iconic festival location is being brought back to life with the launch of Groove Loch Ness. Groove Loch Ness is a back to basics dance festival with one main stage, taking place in Dores and will welcome a selection of DJs to the UK's newest dance festival.

In its first year, groove welcomed Groove Armada and 2manydjs, and Faithless performed a DJ set in 2017. 2018 looks set to become even more exciting.

August 21st 2018
Inverness Highland Games
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The Inverness Highland Games is the North of Scotland's biggest gathering and is held Northern Meeting Park on the banks of the River Ness. With everything that you'd expect at a traditional Highland Games plus one of the biggest parades the Highlands has ever seen, the Inverness Highland Games is going to be an unmissable occasion for all the family. 

Highland Games can best be defined as a wonderful collection of traditional Scottish activities all happening in the same place at the same time. With the Heavy Events, Highland Dancing, Solo Piping, Track and Field Athletics and Massed Pipe Bands, the Games are a wonderful gift from the past that have given Scotland a unique cultural experience that is now being enjoyed at Games staged wherever Scots have settled all over the world.     
23rd September 2018
Loch Ness Marathon and Festival of Running
Loch Ness Marathon and Festival of Running - Click To Enlarge
In September, Loch Ness is also home to the biggest marathon in Scotland, and it runs right past our front door! The festival of running encourages runners of all levels to have a go, with events including the Baxters River Ness 10k, a 10k Corporate Challenge, the River Ness 5k fun run and the Wee Nessie 400m run for Under-5s.