Blair Athol whiskey remains one of the most popular souvenirs that travelers purchase in local stores. It is produced in one of factories of the city. This whiskey is very popular among connoisseurs of the drink. Inverness Music Festival has remained the most important event in the cultural life of the city for many years. The festival starts in early March and lasts for 10 days. This is a grandiose musical celebration that traditionally attracts public of all ages and musical preferences.
The celebration is a wonderful way to hear a wide range of various music styles. Various interesting concerts, competitions and exhibitions take place here every day during the festival. Musicians from different countries compete in choral singing, opera singing, as well as solo singing and performing original songs. Musicians perform classical and contemporary compositions. Concerts devoted to the national music are particularly popular there.
However, music is not the only passion of the indigenous people. They are fond of extreme sports and competitions. Every year Inverness hosts city games known as «Highland Games», during which local strongmen demonstrate their talents. The organization of this festival is one of the oldest traditions. Every year the exercises that athletes perform become more original and inimitable. A team of professionals traditionally participates in the celebration of athletes. Together with this competition is organized another one, which is open for participation for anyone. Quite often performances of newcomers are just as exciting and unique as of professionals.