The Kirking of the Council - a tradition dating back about 400 years -brought the 2010 Summer Festival to a close on September 12th.

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The event began at 10 am with a procession of uniformed youth groups, Councillors and guests from the Town House to the Old High Church, Church Street, for the service at 10.30 a.m.

It was estimated there will be 120 people in this year’s procession, which included some colourful dancers from Denmark who brought the event (and the Festival) to an enjoyable close with a display in Falcon Square.

The Kirking of the Council is a partnership between the congregation of the Old High St Stephen's Church of Scotland and the Inverness City Committee of The Highland Council that enables the Kirk to bless the work of the elected Members and their officials and for the Council to recognise the contribution of the Christian Community to the City of Inverness.

The occasion also gives the Council the chance to recognise the valuable contributions of all faith groups, charitable agencies and voluntary organisations to the City of Inverness.

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