A personal guide to the pick of the Mad Weekend shenanigans... why not check our events listings for a fuller list of what's on in Inverness, the Highlands and Moray...
Scotland Rocks: IronWorks, Inverness – 8pm til late (£7.00)
A night celebrating Scottish rock music in all its wonder. Come along and, according to the poster, “rock the night away” to some classic Biffy Clyro. There will also no doubt be some Runrig for you to slur at some point. There's something for everyone!
The Time Traveller's Tavern: Various Events, Inverness – from 11am
Mission: Rescue Santa - The Ironworks, 11am – 3pm, £7.00 per child (adults free)
So, you'll wake up on the Saturday morning after a hard night of ironic dancing to Simple Minds, dying from your overindulgence. What better way to sort yourself out than with acts of charity! Honest.This event, in conjunction with Moray Firth Radio's Cash For Kids appeal, sees knights being recruited by Mrs Claus to fight some evil fairies who kidnapped Santa. There's also a chance during the event to donate cash or presents to the charity.
Medieval Banquet – The Ironworks, 7pm (entertainment starts at 9pm), £48.00 per person for banquet, £10.00 for entertainment
Right, you've just seen knights beat up some poor souls dressed in the most evil tinsel that they could find. Now you need a big load of food and a hair of the dog, and that hangover will be gone. Well, look no further. The medieval banqueting hall offered here will provide you not only with plentiful food and bountiful meads – or Tennant's if you'd rather – but there will also be entertainment on show from knights who, bored of beating up on malevolent elves, have resorted to beating each other up. Throw in some buxom wenches and ridiculous costumes and you're practically guaranteed a great night.
For our guide to the best knight fights in all the land, go here now: http://www.whatson-north.co.uk/Whats-On/Days-Out/Knight-fights-16122013.htm
Schiehallion: The Gellions, Inverness
By now, you will hate the sight of alcohol. But you're committed now to this Mad Weekend malarkey, so get down to the Gellions and get down to the celtic-folk grooves of Schiehallion. You can have a quiet pint, sit down and discuss with your friends all the madcap things you've been up to over the weekend – or you can continue to do madcap things and start dancing the Gay Gordons. Either way, it'll be a great night.
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