Ness Islands event better late than weather…
Preparations for this weekend’s Fright Nights event on Ness Islands, Inverness are now underway with work having started on set construction of a 1300 metre circuit around the islands. The re-scheduled event follows the postponement of last month’s Halloween event due to flooding.
The Inverness Common Good Fund sponsored show will take place on Ness Islands between 7pm and 9pm on Friday 28 November and between 5pm and 7pm on Saturday 29 November. Admission is free.
The year’s show has a distinctly Scottish theme; with a number of famous ghosts returning to Inverness for their very own ‘Homecoming Unhappy Hour’ at Burke and Hare’s Tavern.
Among the VIPs in attendance at the event will be Robert the Bruce and his Spider; Mary Queen of Scots; Bonny Prince Charlie; Tam O’ Shanter; Rabbie Burns and Alexander "Sawney" Bean who is still upset at being executed due to a misunderstanding involving the mass murder and cannibalisation of over 1,000 people.
Bringing all the ghosts to life will be over 100 performers from the Eden Court CREATIVE programme and the creative talents of Arts in Motion, Limelights and The Highland Council’s Lighting Department.
In previous years the show has attracted over 10,000 spectators. As similar numbers are expected to attend the event this year; drivers are advised that there will be limited parking in the Bught Park area and it is recommended that wherever possible they should allow themselves time to park elsewhere and walk to the site.
Chair of The Highland Council’s Inverness Events and Festivals Working Group, Councillor Glynis Sinclair said: “After months of rehearsals we are really excited about finally being able to stage this show. Everybody said that it was better to be late than weather beaten and we are really looking forward to being joined by hundreds of children in their scariest of costumes.”