Carnival Atmosphere Expected At Halloween Show
The Inverness Winter Events Programme gets underway this weekend with one of the biggest fancy dress events staged in the Scotland - the Ness Islands Halloween Show.
Since the event was first staged in 2009, the Ness Islands Children's Show has not only inspired hundreds of families to dress up each year in order to help The Highland Council scare away an annual invasion of ghosts, beasties and unmentionables; it has also been adopted by revellers as the perfect excuse to create a spectacular Halloween Carnival in the pubs, clubs and streets of the city.
This year's show is called Haunted! and will be staged on Friday (October 26th) and Saturday (October 27th) from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Created by The Highland Council's Lighting Section of TEC Services, Arts in Motion, Eden Court Creative and Fly Agaric; the show will invite families to discover what can go wrong when a witch accidentally blows a hole into the Underworld.
The event is free.
With large crowds expected to attend this event; drivers are asked to park well away from the site to help ease congestion and note the temporary traffic restrictions that will be in place during the event - between 5pm and 9.30 pm on Friday 26 October and Saturday 27 October. The closures will affect vehicular traffic, but pedestrian access and access for emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times.
Ness Walk, Inverness, will be closed to northbound traffic between its junction with Ballifeary Lane and its con-junction with Bught Road. Vehicular access for southbound traffic will be maintained at all times.
Bught Road, Inverness, will be closed to northbound traffic between its con-junction with Ness Walk and its junction with Bught Avenue. Vehicular access for southbound traffic will be maintained at all times.
Bught Road, Inverness, will be closed between its junction with Bught Avenue and its junction with the access to Whin Park.
Bught Avenue, Inverness, closed to southbound traffic between its junction with Bught Lane and its junction with Bught Road. Vehicular access for northbound traffic will be maintained at all times.
Alternative routes for vehicles will be available using Bught Road (Part), Bught Lane, Bught Drive, Bught Avenue, Glenurquhart Road, Bishop's Road, Ness Walk (Part), Ballifeary Lane and Ballifeary Road.