Video - Fringe fun at the Mòd

The Royal National Mòd in Inverness this year also featured a very strong Fringe event with workshops, book readings, come and try sessions, concerts and gigs taking place morning, noon and night across the Highland Capital.

Visitor numbers are estimated as being over 8,500 and came from across Scotland, the UK, Canada and even the United Arab Emirates.

Royal National MOD Inverness'Torchlight Procession'Fireeater Ariel'Pic.  Trevor Martin

Royal National MOD Inverness'Torchlight Procession'Fireeater Ariel'Pic. Trevor Martin

Says John Morrison, chief executive of An Comunn Gàidhealach: “This year has been so much fun and we have seen incredible talent across all of the competitions. I’ve also been encouraged by the feedback from those who attended for the first time, commenting on how much they have enjoyed it.”

He added: “The event has been very successful with the amount of competitors and also the audience figures for both the Mòd and the Fringe - it won’t be that long before we are back in Inverness - it is a very good venue for this type of event.

“I like to end 2014’s Mòd by thanking everyone who entered competitions and by offering my congratulations to all our worthy winners.

“Most of all I want to thank our sponsors and supporters and every single person that contributed to the festival’s organisation - from the local organising committee, to Highland Council, to our valued volunteers - we really couldn’t do it without you. Here’s to Oban in 2015!”

Our video features artists Willie Campbell, the Fergie Macdonald band and Skippinish, just some of the performers who had Inverness rocking during the Fringe at this year’s Royal National Mòd.