Inverness Halloween Show Kicks off Winter Festival Programme

Head to Inverness this weekend for one of Scotland's largest annual outdoor fancy dress events - an eerie, immersive al fresco experience!

"Legend of Sleepy Hollow" inspiration for 2015 Ness Islands Halloween Show

The Ness Islands in Inverness will play host to all sorts of spooks and spectres this weekend as the annual Halloween show rolls into town, heralding the beginning of an exciting season of winter events across the area.

Popular with residents and visitors alike, the Ness Islands Halloween Show combines live performance, lighting, sound and FX to create an eerie immersive experience that is fun for all the family*.

(*although the themes and costumes can spook little ones - you have been warned!)

Outdoor Halloween Event in Inverness

Halloween scenes based on this year’s theme of “The Legend of Spooky Hollow” flank the 1.3km of paths through the islands, with live performances from more than 150 volunteers complemented by creepy projections created by local multi media makers, Arts in Motion.

Visitors to the Ness Islands Halloween Show in 2015 can expect encounters with a headless horseman, scary scarecrows and dancing pumpkins, as well as being able to see the deceased dancing the night away at the ghastly ghost ball..

Fancy Dress Family Fun in Inverness

Visitors to the event are encouraged to dress up and get into the spirit (pun intended) of the season, to help to keep up the Ness Island Halloween show’s reputation as one of the largest fancy dress events in Scotland.

The FREE event will run from 6.30 to 8.30pm on Friday (October 30th) and Saturday (October 31st) and can be accessed from either side of the River Ness, with organisers warning that parking in the immediate area is limited and recommending the use of alternative transport, car shares and other city car parks in order to ease congestion

  • We'd love to see your pictures and videos from the 2015 Ness Islands Halloween Shows - upload them to our Facebook page or tweet them to us (@visitnessie) using #NessIslandsHS15

(Image:  Gerry Reynolds - with thanks)
The Ness Islands Transformed for a Spooky Halloween Show in 2014