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First edition of Highland Beer, Gin and Whisky Festival to pair with Inverness City 7s rugby tournament this summer at Highland RFC's at Canal Park


By Federica Stefani


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Tickets are on sale for the first edition of the Highland Beer, Gin and Whisky Festival.
Tickets are on sale for the first edition of the Highland Beer, Gin and Whisky Festival.

LOVERS of rugby, craft beer and spirits across are being invited to a brand new festival starting in Inverness this summer.

The first first Highland Beer, Gin and Whisky Festival is set to take place in the city over the Platinum Jubilee weekend, between June 3 and 5.

The event will also support local charities and tickets are on sale now.

As well as the best beer, gin and whisky from across the Scottish Highlands those attending can also look forward to quality eats from local food trucks in the grounds of Highland Rugby Football Club at Canal Park.

All proceeds from the festival will benefit Mikeysline, Alzheimer Scotland, My Name’5 Doddie and Highland RFC.

The event will take place at Highland Rugby Club in Inverness.
The event will take place at Highland Rugby Club in Inverness.

The festival will be held in conjunction with Inverness City 7s, a two-day rugby sevens competition with tournaments for elite men’s and social women’s and men’s teams alongside a full programme for junior boys, girls and young adults.

Roy Dinnes, vice president at Highland RFC, said: “After being delayed twice due to Covid, we are so excited to finally be able to put tickets for the inaugural Highland Beer, Gin and Whisky Festival and Inverness City 7s on sale.

“It looks set to be a fantastic weekend of food and drink from the Highlands, great music and, of course, Rugby 7s. The weekend will be a highlight of Highland RFC’s centenary year events, but we hope it will provide a legacy lasting well beyond our 100th year.

“The Highland Beer, Gin and Whisky Festival and Inverness City 7s will also bring in funds for the club’s dedicated charities, Mikeysline, Alzheimer Scotland and My Name’5 Doddie, as well as Highland RFC to help us continue to promote and deliver rugby to communities across the Highlands.”

The weekend of events kicks off on at 3pm on June 3 with a Minis and Micros Festival of Rugby. The Beer, Gin and Whisky Festival opening ceremony is at 6pm followed by a XV Invitation Rugby Match and a free to enter Feis Rois Highland Ceilidh.

Following the rugby qualifying tournament on Saturday there will be music from the Electric Cherries until late. Sunday, June 5 is finals day for the tournaments and a DJ will be playing throughout the afternoon and evening.

Further information on the festival and Inverness City 7s can be found online at highlandrugbyclub.com


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