The Gaelic and Scots languages are key elements and there are classes for the spoken word in both languages.
Greenock has the oldest Burns Club in the world instituted in 1801 and the festival works closely with this long established institution. Burns songs and poetry are represented as well as the encouragement to explore the work of other Scots writers.
Country dancing is an important strand. Support is available for staff wishing to engage with this discipline and develop their confidence.
Piping has become an extremely popular part of the festival and there are classes for chanter as well as the bagpipes.
There are also classes in accordion, clarsach and Scots fiddle.
To celebrate our hundredth festival in 2027 we intend to develop our Scottish Heritage further, whilst incorporating other important cultural influences, and intend to involve the young people of Inverclyde in doing so.