Who says the highlands is just whisky and mountains? That couldn’t be further from the truth. The Scottish Highlands is full of rich tradition, culture, food and sport. Focussing on the latter, in Inverness we are lucky to play host to a wide variety of exciting sporting events throughout the year. With everything from football to cycling to highland games. There is something for everyone to enjoy! 2019 is no exception with many different events taking place throughout the year.
Many of the football fixtures held around Inverness revolve around 2 Championship football rivals Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Ross County. These teams are always full of energy and bring the city alive. Over the following months Inverness Caledonian Thistle will play a total of 7 home fixtures at the Caledonian Stadium and Ross County will be playing 6 home fixtures at the Global Energy Stadium. Details for both teams can be found here. Whether your team wins or loses, here at Kingsmills we will gladly welcome you with open arms, a well-stocked bar and a comfy bed to rest your head.
If football isn’t your scene you may be interested in the plethora of other sporting events taking place in and around Inverness this year.
The Loch Ness Etape
Fancy yourself the next Sir Chris Hoy or Sir Bradley Wiggins? On 28th April Inverness will be hosting the Etape Loch Ness. A 106km bike race around Loch Ness, not for the faint of heart. Whether you are one of the mad few competing in the race or merely cheering them on from the side lines, at Kingsmills we have the perfect facilities to help you relax after an adrenaline fuelled day. With luxurious double beds, top quality room service and onsite spa facilities we can help you unwind and celebrate your success.
Baxter’s Loch Ness Marathon
Is running more your scene? On 6th October the streets of Inverness will mark the finish line for quite possibly the world’s most picturesque marathon. The Baxters Loch Ness Marathon begins on the south eastern shores of the loch and continues through the stunning highland scenery to finish in the heart of inverness. Why not make a weekend of it? Alongside the marathon a range of other events will be taking place including a free food and drink festival, live music and other smaller sporting events. With such a busy weekend on the cards it’s important to have somewhere comfy to rest. Come relax and rest with us at Kingsmills. Situated in the heart of Inverness, we are the perfect post run location to celebrate and unwind.
More of a traditionalist? On 20th July Inverness plays host to the Inverness Highland Games. Founded in 1822, it is perhaps the most spectacular gathering of its type in Scotland. The perfect event for the entire family with events for everyone to take part in including a Mass Highland Fling, a sight not to be missed. After sampling some of the best things Scotland has to offer what a better way to end the day than in our Whisky Bar to wet your whistle with Scotland’s most famous export. At Kingsmills we have a wide selection of premium whisky from across the country sure to delight all.
These are just a few of the fantastic sporting events that are taking place in Inverness and its close proximity this year. What a year we have ahead of us!