Bluebell Festival Inveraray

Jail break Hill Run

11 May

This well watched 7km race starts with a mass breakout from Inveraray Jail along the lochside to the Cross Green and into Inveraray Castle grounds. The first km and a half is on a tarmac surface through the estate grounds. After this the terrain is trail track the condition of which can be very variable depending on the weather. Expect lots of mud, bogs and very loose stones and you probably won't be disappointed! The course ascends fairly sharply to 248m the top of Dun Na Cuaiche where runners will go round the watchtower before descending to finish the race in front of Inveraray Castle.

There are 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes in the following categories M/F Senior, V40, V50 plus, first local finisher (Inveraray/Furnace/Minard) and first Jogscotland finisher. There are also junior races of 2.5m (12-15yrs) and 1.9m (6-11). Click the button below for a competitors entry form.

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Jail 25th anniversary

11 May

Inveraray Jail is a living museum and top Scottish visitor attraction where real people portray life in a 19th century prison. Interact with costumed characters, watch courtroom trials, talk to the prisoners, meet the Warder, go to jail and witness cell life, sample the punishments, browse the exhibition of prison artefacts, then make your escape.

Inveraray Jail has a rich history behind it. Since its opening to the public as a living museum in 1989, visitors can step back in time to see for themselves the impressive courthouse where actual court cases are re-enacted from historical records. 

This year is their 25th anniversary and the Jail is having a day of special events to mark the occasion. We will update this section as the plan is finalised but suffice to say this a date for the diary as Jail always celebrates it successes in style.

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Loch Fyne Food Fair

17 & 18 May

A two day feast of West Coast food, wine, ale and entertainment. It is held in the fields next to the Loch Fyne Oyster Bar between 11:00-18:00hrs. Free admission but a small charge for parking which is donated to a good cause.

Last years stalls included Food from Argyll producers, Winston Churchill Venison, Crystals Shortbread, Home Ground Coffee and Fyne Preserves. The food tent featured other select Scottish producers such as Great Glen Game, Isabellas Preserves, Caramiche Chocolates and Spencerfield spirits. To wash everything down, visitors sampled local ales supplied by Fyne Ales, Thistly Cross Cider  and an array of specially selected wines from Europe and beyond.

There are food and cooking demonstrations over the two days and live music. There is also children entertainments enough to keep the whole family happy for the weekend.

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Bluebell Music Festival

24 & 25 May

The Bluebell Festival is a three day long FREE music festival held in (and also the large beer garden of) The George Hotel Inveraray on the last weekend in May. Following the huge successes of previous years they are looking forward to welcoming you to the 6th annual event and 2014 promises to be bigger and better than before!

As well as non stop FREE music thanks to the George and in association with the amazing Cottage Residential Music Studio, there is beer, spirits and cocktails flowing to the wee hours. An amazing BBQ is available all day when you get hungry.

Accommodation can be difficult to get over the weekend so book early to avoid disappoint see the accommodation listings for the best accommodation providers in the area. There is often a minibus to ferry visitors to local accommodation at the end of the night.

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Full List Of Events

For a full list of events visit the events page on the Inveraray Facebook Page using the link below.