Sport and Recreation
The natural landscapes and features of the region create world class opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy unique environments. There is something to challenge people of all levels of skill, experience or ability.
Outdoor activity options include:
Walking – The area is home to some of the finest walks and views on the planet, from spectacular mountain climbs to quaint country strolls.
Shinty - Scotland’s iconic sport that has both heritigal and cultural meaning. This sport is very much part of the fabric of rural communities, with a skillful eye and a sense of survival both paramount.
Football - Scotland has long held a love affair with the beautiful game, and the Highlands is no exception, with all levels available to play or watch; Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Ross County are the two professional teams, whilst Highland League football is very popular in local areas.
As well as the above, rugby, fishing, rock climbing, sailing, canoeing and kayaking are all popular pursuits well served by the Highlands of Scotland.
A network of gyms and training facilities are also available throughout the Highlands with many available at outstanding value through the High Life Highland scheme.