Bumper crowds expected for Halloween spectacular

Halloween poster Halloween posterPLEASE NOTE - Thursday's event is now CANCELLED

The 2014 Inverness Winter Festival commences on Friday 31st October 2014) with a host of Scottish Ghosts taking centre stage at this year’s Halloween Spectacular on Ness Islands.  

This year’s gruesome gathering will feature the creative talents of the Eden Court CREATIVE team, projection specialists Arts in Motion and the Highland Council’s Lighting Department. Hidden around the 1300 metre journey that spectators can look forward to making around the Inverness beauty spot will be a record breaking 150 ghosts and ghouls. Families can expect to find 19th century murderers Burke and Hare, the now not-so-Bonny Prince Charlie, Robert the Bruce and his extremely scary spider and Mary Queen of Scots losing her head at regular intervals and numerous surprises.    

Councillor Glynis Sinclair, Chair of the Inverness Events and Festivals Working Group said: “We want everybody to dress up really warm and cosy for this event and we would like all the children who are coming in fancy dress to make sure that they have a warm coat and wellington boots underneath their costumes. We have so many wonderful Scottish ghosts joining us this year, but of course the real stars of our  show are the people who turn up in the most amazing costumes and make this one of the most enjoyable events of the year.”  

Admission to the Inverness Common Good fund sponsored event is free and the show will start at 5.30pm and finish at 8.30pm each night.    

Due to the increasing popularity of this event, drivers are asked to note that there will be traffic restrictions in operation on both nights with a one way system in operation on Bught Road. Parking will be extremely limited around Ness Islands on the night and where possible drivers are asked to allow themselves plenty of time to park considerately away from the site. Spectators can enter Ness Islands by the bridges at Bught Road and Island Bank Road.  


24 Oct 2014
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