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Where am I going?

Kingsmills Hotel, in Inverness on Friday February 3 2023.

What time should I arrive?

There is a pre-ball drinks reception, sponsored by Diageo, at 6.45pm.

The ball will start at 7.15pm.

What should I wear?

The Press Ball is a black-tie event, so formal dress is expected. 

Covid-19 restrictions

There are no restrictions in place at this time. Please check closer to the time to ensure this remains the case.

Should I eat before I come?

The event includes a three-course dinner.

When are the Awards presented?

The Highlands and Islands Media Awards will be presented from 7.30pm.

The shortlists will be announced here later this year.

Who sponsors HIPBMA?

Principal sponsor of the 2022 event is Diageo, with support from Kane Partnership, Statkraft, National Union of JournalistsHighlands and Islands Enterprise, Hub North Scotland, Highland Tourism and Bòrd na Gàidhlig.

If I don’t get an award, will I be able to win something else?

We will be holding an auction, raffle and tombola to raise money for four Highland charities, to be announced. 

Will there be dancing?

A ceilidh will break out after the awards, with our resident band, The Black Isle Peas.

When will all this end?

The Ball closes at 1am on Saturday 4th February.

Last orders at the bar will be 12.45am.

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