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Annual Events In Fort William And Glen Nevis

Fort William is host to a range of outdoor activities every year. This page provides details and links to all Fort William and Lochaber annual events

The Fort William area has a number of annual events which take place in and around our community each year. These are all great spectator events and are great fun to get involved.

The Fort William Mountain Festival has become a popular week of events which include films, exhibitions, lectures and presentations - all mostly related to the mountain culture of the West Highlands. More details on their website.

In May, Trials riders from all over the world come to Fort William to compete in the Scottish Six Day Trials, when riders go all over Lochaber each day to ride up rivers and burns and over our hills on a time trial.

June is time for Lochaber Yacht Club Annual Regatta where dinghies and keelboats compete in this great sailing event on Loch Linnhe. Dinghy classes and visiting yachts are most welcome to participate in class racing for travellers. Glencoe Boat Club also hold their annual regatta on Loch Leven. Both clubs get involved in a feeder race up from Oban beforehand.

July is time for The Glen Nevis River Race which is a charity event organised by No Fuss Events on behalf of Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team. During July and August, several Highland Games take place around Lochaber - some truly great days out at in and around Fort William town.  The Agricultural Show takes place in August where you can enjoy seeing the best of our livestock, arts and crafts. The Glenfinnan Gathering is a superb Highland Games event in Lochaber's events calendar

First week in September is The Ben Nevis Race, an athletic event for fell runners who race to the top of Ben Nevis and back down again, with completed times around 1hr 24mins - amazing !

Thousands of spectators and competitors gather at Nevis Range for UCI Downhill Mountain Biking Championships, which always provides excitement and drama. Visitors ride the mountain Gondola and slowly work their way down the side of the Downhill tracks whilst bikers go flying by at terrifying speeds. During the winter months Nevis Range hosts a number of skiing events.

In addition to these annual events, there is always something going on at most times of the year in Fort William. No Fuss Events organise the Glen Nevis River Race, 10 Under the Ben and Relentless 24 - just a few of their popular outdoor events. Please check the Fort William outdoor events page for events details.

If you are planning any kind of event in the Fort William and Lochaber area, you can add your details and events to this website for all to see - there's no charge. 

 

 

What's on in Fort William and Lochaber


  • Arisaig Highland Games
    Traigh Farm
    26th July 2017 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    <span>The Arisaig Highland Games open at 12 noon and will feature a Clan Donald Gathering hosted by the home clan, Cl...

    The Arisaig Highland Games open at 12 noon and will feature a Clan Donald Gathering hosted by the home clan, Clan Ranald.

  • Glenfinnan Highland Gathering
    Glenfinnan
    19th August 2017 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    <div>Glenfinnan Highland Games is a must see for your itinerary if you are visiting Lochaber in August.</div><div><br...

    Glenfinnan Highland Games is a must see for your itinerary if you are visiting Lochaber in August.

  • Special Cruise to the Glenfinnan Highland Games & Gathering from Acharacle
    Loch Shiel Cruises
    19th August 2017 09:30 AM - 06:30 PM
    Annual Special Cruise from Acharacle to the Glenfinnan Games (return). Departing Acharacle at 10.30am, Arriving Glenf...

    Annual Special Cruise from Acharacle to the Glenfinnan Games (return). Departing Acharacle at 10.30am, Arriving Glenfinnan at 1.00pm. Departing Glenfinnan at 5.00pm arriving approx. 7.30pm.

  • Lochaber Agricultural Show
    Inverlochy Castle Farm
    26th August 2017 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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    120th Lochaber Agricultural Show &amp; Family Fun DayThe show attracts around 1500 locals and visitors and is a celebration of what rural Lochaber has to offer.

  • Ben Nevis Race
    Town Park, Claggan
    2nd September 2017 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
    <div>The Ben Nevis Race attracts around 500 competitors each year and is one of Fort William's oldest outdoor activit...

    The Ben Nevis Race attracts around 500 competitors each year and is one of Fort William's oldest outdoor activity events in the area.