Inverness Marymas Fair

Where: Formerly at Inverness, Highland at Northern Meeting Park with coronation at the Town House
When: Formerly 3rd Saturday in June
Time: Formerly 11am-5pm with coronation at 11.15


Marymass is the Scottish name for the feast of the assumption, when Mary was taken up to Heaven; the Christian feast is in mid August but even though the revived Inverness fair moved date the name  moved with it. The  fair took  place in June. There was a Marymass Queen (always Mary Queen of Scots, to commemorate her visit to town in the 1560s) who  led a costumed parade through town; there were sports, competitions, dancing, music, sideshows and trade stalls. There was something for the whole family at this charity fundraising event but the last one took place in 2011.

Helpful Hints

In 2011 it was on Saturday 18th June. It has currently lapsed owing to lack of willing organisers.

If you hear any news of a revival please get in touch.

View larger map