Programme for the Mod's biggest fringe announced

Royal National Mod launch event The programme of fringe events was launched at Eden Court in Inverness

The programme for the biggest fringe event in the Royal National Mod's 122-year history has been announced.

The showcase of Gaelic language, song and arts will be held in Inverness for the first time since 1997.

Organised by An Comunn Gaidhealach, the festival will take place from 10 to 18 October and will include Gaelic songs and drama as well as Highland dancing.

There will also be a torchlight procession and music by acts Skipinnish, Skerryvore and Gria.

Street theatre, shinty and a concert to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One will also be held.

Competitors and spectators are expected from the USA, Australia and Canada.

About 12 pubs, Urquhart Castle, Fort George and Culloden Battlefield's visitor centre will host fringe events.

The programme was launched at Inverness' Eden Court.

Royal National Mod launch event The programme features music, shinty and street theatre

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