Nairn has sandy beaches beside the Moray Firth and to the south natural woodland with spectacular rivers. The sunny climate, with a rainfall similar to Paris, also means few midges. Dolphins swim close by and the beaches provide safe swimming. We believe that it is The Garden of Eden!
On the third Saturday of August the Highland Games has been a regular event since 1867, the largest free Games in Scotland. The town comes alive as Nairnites from far and wide converge on the town. With a grandstand view from the grassy banks surrounding the links you can watch Tossing the Caber, Throwing the Hammer, Tug-O-War and Highland Dancing. There is a fairground – The Showies – for young and old alike. A highlight is the massed pipe bands marching from the town centre to the links at the start of the games. http://www.nairnhighlandgames.co.uk