Top cultural things to do in the Highlands

The entertainment venue of the Highlands, Eden Court serves up drama, dance, shows, opera, musicals, comedy and music, and has a cinema. Its location isn’t bad either – set on the banks of the River Ness in the heart of Inverness.

Scottish Ballet is Scotland’s national dance company and it performs new versions of classic ballets and contemporary works to audiences at theatres across Scotland, including Inverness in the Highlands. 

You’ve been to the wonderful V&A museum in London? In 2018 there’s one opening in Dundee! In a ground-breaking new building, the V&A Museum of Design Dundee will be dedicated to Scotland’s design heritage.

Dundee also boasts the Royal Research Ship Discovery, which you can explore and experience how life on board in the Antarctic would’ve been for Captain Scott and his fellow explorers.

The jigs and reels of Highland dance and the Scottish country dances enjoyed at ceilidhs form an important part of Scotland’s cultural heritage. Join in at any number of pubs and venues across the Highlands.

The Cowal Gathering, held every August in Dunoon, on the west coast of Scotland, is the biggest Highland games in the world. With a mix of Highland dancing, pipe bands and ceilidh music, it’s also home to the World Highland Dance Championships.

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