City Of Inverness Is Gearing Up To Welcome 2023

Issued by High Life Highland

With Christmas now out of the way, all eyes are focussed on seeing out 2022 and welcoming in a brand-New Year.

Many thousands of lucky free ticket-holders will be starting to make arrangements to meet up with friends and family at Inverness’ first Red-Hot Highland Fling since 2019.

The city’s Red-Hot Highland Fling is one of a series of experiences presented by Highland Council’s Inverness Events and Festivals Working Group which is financially supported by the Inverness Common Good Fund.

Organisers are reminding those intending to come along that it is a ticket-only event and all the free-tickets available have already been snapped up. 

Speaking ahead of the New Year event, The Provost of Inverness, Councillor Glynis Sinclair, Chair of the City of Inverness Events and Festivals Working Group said, “With literally a few days to go, we are getting really excited to be welcoming the Red-Hot Highland Fling back to the city allowing many, many people to come together in a safe and secure environment to bring in the New Year.

“The Events and Festivals Working Group was blown away at how quickly our free tickets were snapped up, which I suppose goes to show why holding such events is so important, not only for local residents, but also for visitors coming to the city.

The Provost, who herself will be on-stage with Compere Fred MacAulay to open the city’s doors to let 2023 in at midnight on Hogmanay, concluded, “We have really pitched this event to be a family-friendly affair, with someone for everyone to enjoy. So we hope that regardless of weather, people wrap-up warm, come along to the Northern Meeting Arena and have a real Highland knees-up.”

The event officially starts at 8.30pm, with gates opening an hour before and will run through until 12.30am on 1st January 2023.

The public are reminded that this year’s event is a ticket-only. There will be no admissions at the gate on the night.

There is also a waiting list for tickets, so anyone who has tickets but is not going to use any of them is being asked to return tickets via the online link.

Those without tickets who want to spend Hogmanay in Inverness are encouraged to support some of city’s local hotels, restaurants and bar business in and around the city centre.




28 Dec 2022