Tain and the surrounding area have something for everyone. For those interested in history, Tain is a delight. The town of Tain encompasses many beautiful buildings with distinctive architecture and the Tain Museum is full of information to guide you through its distinctive history.
For families visiting Tain there are many leisure pursuits in and around Tain. The Tain Links area contains a play park with football fields and interesting walks. There are a number of other established walks in and around Tain. The Tain Royal Academy Community Complex has a swimming pool, sports gyms and tennis courts. Tain Tennis Club also has quality floodlit tennis courts.
Every year a week long gala is held in Tain, usually the last week in June/first week in July. Activities for all the family are held during each day and in the evenings and include: fiddler's concerts; displays by the Red Arrows; Tea Dances; parachute displays; Country Show; Pipe Band displays; children's picnics and entertainers; marquee dances. The week ends with a full Gala Day on the Saturday which is a traditional Highland event with various displays and entertainers, market stalls, team games and side shows. See the EVENTS section for dates of this year's Gala. For more information visit the Tain Gala website www.taingala.co.uk
Tain Highland Gathering
A truly traditional Highland event, which attracts visitors from all over the world. A full range of Highland events take place, including: heavy weights; track fields; highland dancing; pipe bands; falconry display; helicopter rides; side shows; tourist races and many children's events. There are many trophies awarded and substantial prize money to be won. The games are opened each year by the Chieftain who comes in a parade from the High Street to the show ground. This is a wonderful day out for all the family.
This event is held in August each year in the grounds of the Glenmorangie Distillery. See the section under EVENTS for dates of this year's Gathering.