Thousands of revellers from all around the world joined together to wish each other a ‘Happy New Year’ when the bells chimed in 2023 at last year’s Red-Hot Highland Fling
The City’s Red-Hot Highland Fling is one of a series of experiences presented by Highland Council’s Inverness Events and Festivals Working Group which is financially supported by the Inverness Common Good Fund.
The New Year extravaganza was a free ticket-only event, which saw all the tickets snapped up in a matter of hours, and waiting list created for those who weren’t quick enough on the mouse to bag one of the 5,000 tickets.
Speaking after the event, The Provost of Inverness, Councillor Glynis Sinclair, Chair of the City of Inverness Events and Festivals Working Group said:
“The Red-Hot Highland Fling has been a massive success this year and I’m grateful for the assistance of Deputy Provost Jackie Hendry and Deputy Provost Morven Reid in hosting the event.
“It was a real honour to have event compere Fred MacAulay welcome 2023 to the City of Inverness.
“It was just amazing to have so much friendship and enjoyment rolling out across the crowds in the arena.
Paying tribute to those involved, The Provost went on:
“Now the event is over and has been such a success, I would like to thank everyone involved in bringing this amazing event to Inverness.
“This would include our compere Fred MacAulay, the bands that entertained the crowds throughout the night Torridon, Mànran and Tweed – who had the crowds bouncing from the very start to the very end.
“I would also thank those involved in the Safety Advisory Group for ensuring the event went safely for all those in attendance.”
The Provost of Inverness, Councillor Glynis Sinclair, Chair of the City of Inverness Events and Festivals Working Group concluded:
“It is so good to see that this Red-Hot Highland Fling has been a great success for so many people.”
Organisers encouraged those without tickets and looking to spend Hogmanay in the City to support some of Inverness’ local hotels, restaurants and bar business in and around the City Centre.