New look and new shop for Inverness Hogmanay show
The Highland Council has revealed a new look for Hogmanay’s Red Hot Highland Fling Show in Inverness following the launch of its official online events merchandising store www.invernesseventsshop.com today (13 December). The new logo will incorporate a flame for the first time and will see a departure from the Celtic Knot design which has been used during the first decade of the show.
Red Hot Highland Fling logo
Chair of the Inverness Events and Festivals Working Group Councillor Graham Ross said: “We have had a lot of requests to sell official merchandise at our Inverness Common Good Fund sponsored events and the launch of the our new on line store not only enables us to meet that demand; it also provided us with a great opportunity to refresh the look of Hogmanay show at the same time.
“We are already hard at work looking at the range of products that will be available to support July’s Inverness Highland Games and October’s Halloween Show on Ness Islands; and it is very possible that they will both have new looks when we launch their merchandising in 2019. It will be very interesting to see which of those three events will prove to be the most popular in our new store in the months ahead.
“All proceeds from the on store will be used to support the 2019 events and festivals programme; and we do hope that everybody who has enjoyed attending one of the events this year will ask Santa to bring them something from us when they see him at this weekend’s Winter Wonderland event in Whin Park. Examples of the new range for Hogmanay will be on display in the Victorian Market and the Eastgate Centre from Tuesday 18 December.”
As well as featuring on the new range of merchandise, the new Red Hot Highland Fling logo will also take pride of place on two new screens which will be erected on either side of the stage at the show in Northern Meeting Park Arena on December 31st.
Tickets are not required for those wishing to attend the FREE family friendly Red Hot Highland Fling which has welcomed children of all ages since it was first staged 10 years ago as the climax of the annual Inverness Winter Festival.
This year’s show will be hosted by Comedian Craig Hill and will feature Calum Mackenzie Jones and the Trad Project, Blazin Fiddles and Tide Lines.
The gates open at 20:00 and the show runs from 20:30 – 00:30 with a short break at midnight for a spectacular fireworks display and one of the most rousing renditions of Auld Lang Syne to be found anywhere in Scotland.
Drivers are asked to use City Centre Car Parks on the night as only Disabled Parking (for Blue Badge Holders) will be available at the site on the night.
Spectators are reminded that there will be a bar and hot food available at the event and it is not permitted to bring food or drink on to the site. Security searches will be taking place on the night prior to admission.
The Red Hot Highland Fling is sponsored by The Inverness Common Good Fund.