Dornoch Highland Gathering

The Dornoch Highland Gathering

The Dornoch Highland Gathering takes place on Friday 4th August 2017.  It is a firm favourite in the Dornoch calender and is a fantastic day out for the whole family.
It is a traditional and friendly Highland Gathering with piping, Highland dancing, Dornoch Pipe Band and local events including the iconic caber tossing.

The Games have been held every year since 1887, bar the war years and one unfortunate rainy day. It is a day that locals look forward to all year, where everyone can have fun. Visitors are very welcome.

Come and enjoy the competitions for  piping, Highland dancing, tossing the caber, putting the ball and throwing the hammer. Watch, or take part in, the track & field events of running, cycling, long jump and high jump. See the different techniques used to  “Tilt the Bucket”!

With fairground attractions, stalls and refreshments, children’s races and mini Highland games, this is a day out for all the family.

www.dornochhighlandgathering.com

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Sutherland Agricultural Show 2017

Sutherland Agricultural Show 2017

This year’s Sutherland Agricultural Show takes place at the Dornoch Links on Saturday the 22nd of July. 

It is a fantastic day out for every age and is host to a funfair, craft tent and many other stalls. There are many live stock pens where you can get up close to a range of animals including sheep and cattle. New in 2015 was a poultry section which included a fantastic array of chickens, ducks, quail and more! There are 150 exhibits in total and it is a very full day for the whole family.  

Entry is: Adults, £7. Child/Concessions, £4. Under 5’s, free. Family ticket: £17. There is also free parking. Well behaved dogs are welcome on leads.

On Saturday night there is a marquee dance which starts at 9pm. Tickets: £8

MAIN RING EVENTS

12.00    Ardross Pipe Band

12.15    Broke FMX motorcycle stunt display team

12.45    Kids’ sports

1.15      Brian Ross – sheepdog demonstration

1.45      Vintage tractor parade

2.05      Working Clydesdale display

2.30      Judging the show champion & livestock parade

3.00      Classic car parade

3.15      Ardross Pipe Band

3.30      Broke FMX motorcycle stunt display team

4.00      Terrier Racing

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What’s On In Dornoch: July 2017

Plan for your July visit with our list of activities and events taking place throughout the month in and around Dornoch.

What’s On 1st-15th July

What’s On 15th-31st July

See our website for details of Day TripsWalks, Wildlife, Shops, Accommodation and places to eat.

 

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Dornoch Festival Week 2017

Every year the towns and villages across the region each dedicate a week to fun, laughter, music, dancing and games. Whole communities come together to celebrate and have a great time. Tourists are very welcome and during each week is a range of activities for all ages from raft races and clay pigeon shooting to funfairs and storytelling!

 

Dornoch Festival Week 2017– Monday 7 – Saturday 12 August 2016
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Dornoch Festival week takes place every year in the week after the Highland Gathering (this year Friday 4 August- www.dornochhighlandgathering.com and the Games Night Dance: (9.30pm, Meadows Park)

This year you can expect to see all of the usual fun and games including: Sandcastle Competition, Pram Race, Pet Show, Duck Race, Fancy Dress Football, Teddy bear’s picnic, Kid’s treasure hunt, Arts and Crafts, Pipe Band, Baking competition, Family quiz night, Car treasure hunt and loads more besides!

Get in touch with marlene.mackay@btconnect.com for further information.

 

Think Festival week sounds awesome but are not going to be in Dornoch whilst it is on? Take a look at similar events taking place in other local towns and villages- there’s so much happening this summer in Sutherland!

Lairg Gala Week- Saturday 8 until Saturday 15 July 2017
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Lairg Gala week is in it’s 24th year and continues to provide a fantastic program of events for locals and tourists alike.  Last year’s highlights included: Fun Day at Ferrycroft: Parade & Crowning of the Gala Queen, Show of Vintage Vehicles, Bubbles the Clown, Climbing Wall, Face Painting, Bouncy Castle, BBQ, Zorbing ball and more! There was also a Car Treasure Hunt, Fun Fair, Sports Day, Whist Night, Fancy Dress Disco, Fun Fishing, Story Time/FacePainting, Coffee Afternoon, Clay Pigeon Shoot, Play-day, Kids Disco, Table Tennis and Bingo! Full program available nearer the time at Cost Cutter in Lairg and the Spar in Bonar Bridge.

Brora Carnival Week- Sunday 23 until Saturday 29 July 2017
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Brora Carnival week is packed full of fun activities and last year included a Raft Race, Wheelbarrow race, Kids fancy dress wheelbarrow race, Disco, sandcastle competition, Car treasure hunt, bouncy castle, duck race and much much more. Take a look at the Facebook page to get more information about this year’s programme.

Golspie Gala Week- Saturday 29 until Saturday 5 August 2017
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Last year’s event included: the Demolition Derby, the Fancy Dress Parade with its spectacular groups, individuals and floats, the Ben Bhraggie Hill Race and the Novelty Wheelbarrow Race, the Flower Show, now in its 28th Year and of course the Grand Finale with the Massed Pipe Bands, a beautiful spectacle against the backdrop of Ben Bhraggie. Throughout the week there are sports competitions, quizzes and treasure hunts and live music.

Kyle of Sutherland Gala Week- Saturday 30 until Sunday 7 August 2016
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Last year’s week included: Fete with Craft & Food tent, Sideshows, Games, Fire Brigade, Bouncy Castle, Burger Van, Ice Cream Van, Hook a Duck, Music, Tractor Display & Dog Agility Display. The rest of the week was packed with activities such as a Pet Show, Car Treasure Hunt, Bushcraft Survival, Flower Show, Sports Sessions, Cycling, Disco, Children’s Sports, Pub Quiz and Treasure Hunts, as well as a Whist Drive, a trip to the Black Isle Show and much, much more!

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Late Availability and Offers

See below for available accommodation 

Planning a last minute short break in Scotland?  Why not make more of your holiday and Visit Dornoch?

Take advantage of late availability at some of the following B&Bs, Guesthouses and Self Catering accommodation and check out offers at shops and restaurants.

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Dornoch Community Markets- Summer 2017

Dornoch Community Markets

These popular markets take place on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from May-September

Regular Community Market days for 2017 are Wednesdays 12th April, 10th May, 14th June, 12th July, 26th July, 9th August, 23rd August and 13th September. In addition markets will be held on Wednesdays 26th July and 23rd August.

The markets runs from 9:30am to 1pm on the Cathedral Green. Come and browse up to 30 stalls with home grown local produce, plants, arts & crafts, baking, artisan bread, specialist chocolates, cheese, hand made cosmetics,  jewellery, gifts & clothing.

Featuring:

  • Tarlogie Crafts: Make a range of lampshades, notebooks and. many other tweed based products.
  • Little Lads and Lassies: Beautiful handmade dollies.
  • Just Us Leather: Design and handcraft very unusual, original and elegant leather jewellery, leather bowls and other decorative leather items in vibrant colours.  Their work is created entirely by hand without the use of any machines or moulds.
  • Artisan bread from Cromarty Bakery: The Cromarty Bakery have a reputation for first class bread, cakes and pastries.
  • Chocolate from Highland Patissier and Cocoa Skye
  • Cromarty Cheese: The Cheese House is renowned for doing things a bit differently. Expect the best locally produced cheeses, chutneys and mouth-watering tasty bites. And also find a strong link with the Netherlands – some of the best Dutch farmer’s cheeses, finest charcuterie and quality snacks.
  • Handmade cosmetics from the The Highland Craft Company
  • Tartan Boddice Creations: Made to measure Tartan Bodices/Outfits, Gorgeous corsages in many different tartans and large range of button selection including hearts, diamanties and hearts. Silk Tartan evening/clutch bags and table runners.
  • Knockfarrel Produce: Knockfarrel Produce is a small family run organic croft nestled beneath the iron age hill fort of Knockfarrel in Cromarty.  They grow fresh healthy food for local customers within 30 miles of their croft.
  • Corry Croft Nursery : The nursery specialises in grasses and hardy plants. There is also a growing range of bamboos and exotic plants, offered for those who relish something more unusual. All plants offered for slae are propagated at the nursery in Rogart. All hardy plants are grown onsite and are therefore known to cope with the climate and conditions prevalent in this part of Scotland.

 

 

 

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Plan your Summer Holiday in Dornoch and enjoy a short break in Scotland

There is so much happening during the summer in and around Dornoch. Take a look below for details of some of the Highlights of the Dornoch summer calendar. It’s time to plan your short break in Scotland!

Sutherland Show– Saturday 22nd July 2017

Sutherland Show is a great day out for all the family with plenty to see and do including the trade stands, main ring of entertainment, sheep, cattle, horses and ponies, poultry, dog show, flower and vegetables and food and crafts.

Well behaved dogs are welcome on leads. Download the show catalogue for the full programme.

 

Festival Week– Monday 7th – Saturday 12th August

Dornoch Festival week takes place every year in the week after the Highland Gathering (this year Friday 4 August- www.dornochhighlandgathering.com)

This year you can expect to see all of the usual fun and games including: Sandcastle Competition, Pram Race, Pet Show, Duck Race, Fancy Dress Football, Teddy bear’s picnic, Kid’s treasure hunt, Arts and Crafts, Pipe Band, Baking competition, Family quiz night, Car treasure hunt and loads more besides! A full programme will be availiable nearer the time both online and in the shops and Visitor Centre.

Get in touch with marlene.mackay@btconnect.com for further information.

Dornoch Highland Gathering– Friday 4th August 2017 at the Meadows Park, Dornoch.

The Dornoch Higland Gathering has been held every year since 1887, bar the war years and one unfortunate rainy day. It is a day that locals look forward to all year, where everyone can have fun. Visitors are very welcome.

Come and enjoy the competitions for  piping, Highland dancing, tossing the caber, putting the ball and throwing the hammer. Watch, or take part in, the track & field events of running, cycling, long jump and high jump. See the different techniques used to  “Tilt the Bucket”!

With fairground attractions, stalls and refreshments, children’s races and mini Highland games, this is a day out for all the family. In the evening the Games Night Dance is held in the Marquee at Meadows Park (licensed bar).

Grannie’s Heilan’ Hame

Grannie’s Heilan’ Hame in Embo is open daily during the summer from 9am. There is a Soft Play Area, Swimming Pool, Children’s Entertainment, Amusement Arcade, Bingo & Evening entertainment. Facilities open to all Dornoch visitors. Entry: £15 per head for a weekly ticket. For more information: 01862 810383

Dornoch Beach

Dornoch’s safe, Blue Flag beach, is ideal for families with its gentle shallows, sheltering dunes and miles of golden sands. Perfect for paddling and swimming on warm summer days, exploring rockpools and taking a gentle stroll or carrying on north to Embo.

To book accommodation, see our wide range of quality hotels, B&Bs and Self Catering: www.visitdornoch.com/stay-a-while

We hope to see you in Dornoch soon!

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