Festival Events Continue

The Highland Homecoming Festival continues this weekend (September 20-21) with Inverness Town House and the Northern Meeting Park playing host to two very different events.

On Saturday and Sunday (10am – 4pm) Inverness Town House will be the venue for the first Inverness Craft Festival organised by Highland, featuring a group of passionate and professional crafters from all over the north of Scotland. The festival has been created to include as wide a range of exclusive items as possible and the idea behind the festival is to showcase the very best on offer in the Highlands. Amongst the crafts on display will be several kinds of jewellery, silversmithing, glass and resin; a selection of felted and Harris Tweed items, original watercolours by local artists, pottery and photographs. There will also be hand-made and hand-crafted foods including jams, preserves and chutneys.

On Sunday, the inaugural Highland Traditional Strength Festival will take place in the Northern Meeting Park.  This will give local competitors the opportunity to compete against some of the very best strength athletes from around the UK. Amongst the competitors taking part will be England’s Strongest Man finalists James Clayton and Paddy McMahon and their clash with Scotland’s Strongest Man finalists Stephen Cherrie and Tom Stoltman which will feature two of the most difficult challenges: a strength sapping 880lb Yoke Carry followed by a 660lb Farmers Walk. The festival will also feature a Strongwomen’s competition with the Highlands Strongest Woman Michelle Smith taking on Britain’s Strongest Woman Donna Moore. Completing the programme will be an afternoon of competition for the new Highland Backhold Wrestling Championship.   Admission is free. 

For further information please contact Gerry Reynolds, Inverness Events Manager
Tel 01463 785006 Mobile 077861 72961   Email: Gerry.reynolds@highland.gov.uk
For details of future events – please visit  http://www.invernessfestivals.com/

 

19 Sep 2014
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