Programme for the Mod's biggest fringe announced
- 29 August 2014
- From the section Highlands & Islands
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.