Ranging from traditional Ceilidhs, pipebands, craftsmanship to modern live theatre, paintings, photography, cinema (several Harry Potter movies were filmed in the Highlands). Arts in the Highlands are very much recognised. Listed below are some major websites, just to give you a flavour of what is going on in the area.
Am baile The official website dedicated to promote Highland history and culture. http://www.ambaile.org.uk/ (available in Gaelic)
Blas Festival Blas has been devised by the Highland Council in partnership with Fèisean nan Gàidheal and the Promoters Arts Network; essentially a Highland music festival that takes across the Highland. http://www.blas-festival.com/
Fèisean nan Gàidheal The organisation which supports the development of community-based Gaelic arts tuition festivals throughout Scotland http://www.feisean.org/
Heritage North A website project funded by HIE and run by HI-Arts, which aims to promote the heritage sector of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland and secondly, to offer development help to that sector. http://www.heritagenorth.org.uk/
Scotland the movie location guide This is an excellent guide detailing some of the movies that have been filmed in Scotland http://www.scotlandthemovie.com/
The Highlands of Scotland has been experiencing significant in-migration since the ’70s. According to the Council Area Population Projects 2004-2024 published by Highland Council in May 2006, between 2004 and 2007, the Highlands have witnessed a net in-migration of 4,750 people.
For more information on the support and services that are available for migrants in the Highlands, visit the Highland Life website.