What To Do In Inverness During The Mid Term Break?

Not sure what to do in Inverness during the mid-term break? With so much to see and do in the Highlands in October, why not take advantage of our October Half-Term Breaks?

Digging The Highland Archaeology Festival

From 2 – 18 October, you can unearth the rich and varied history of the Highlands at the annual Highland Archaeology Festival. Enjoy a variety of excavating walks, talks, exhibitions and activities at a range of archaeological sites in the area. There’s simply no limit to what to do in Inverness. From Caithness to Argyll, meet the team of archaeologists, local groups and individuals digging into Scotland’s ancient roots.

Archeologist washing an artefact on site

Time For Some Gaelic Fun: Am le haghaidh roinnt spraoi Gaelach

Wondering what to do in Inverness that’ll take you back to our Gaelic roots? Join in the Gaelic fun at this year’s Royal National Mod, Scotland’s premier Gaelic Festival. From 9 – 17 October, show your support for all things Gaelic from language and culture through to music, dance, drama, art and literature in this competition-based festival.

Don’t Let the Irish Get Off Scot-free

On the 24th of October, Scotland’s top shinty players will be taking on their Irish hurling counterparts in the penultimate clash of the ash. In a unique cross codes international match, the Marine Harvest Shinty/Hurling International battle promises to be a big day of sporting action.

Strike The Right Chord

Are you a fan of music wondering what to do in Inverness? Rocktober is all set to get underway. Blazin in Beauly is back. Which means you can blaze a musical trail in a week-long music course with concerts, ceilidhs and sessions by Blazin Fiddles from 11 – 16 October. Johnny Marr rocks it out at The Ironworks on the 13th of October, Heyseed Dixie busts a tune on the 15th of October and legendary Liverpudlian band take their hits off the beaten track on the 17th of October in a rock, pop, indie fusion show.

Hands of musician playing keyboard in a concert

Trick Or Treat If You Dare

Halloween is undoubtedly a major event in any sleepy town’s calendar. With its fair share of haunted history, Halloween in Inverness is no exception. Out come the spooky cobwebs, chilling decorations, ghoulish recipes and harrowing tales of all your favourite local spots. And if you’re wondering what to do in Inverness this Halloween, there are a number of hair-raising events sure to get your heart racing. Forensic Mind Reader, Colin Cloud, will be mixing mind over scientific matter at Eden Court. And the biggest Halloween Party in the Highlands will kick off on the 30th of October at Ness Islands in a Sleepy Hollow themed show complete with headless horsemen.

Spooky room with shadows in it