Dornoch Pipe Band parades in the Square for the pleasure of crowds of visitors and locals. Highland dancers add to the entertainment as they perform traditional dances while the pipers play.
The first parade of the season is Saturday 25th May.
Dornoch Square, Dornoch
Today, Sat 1 Jun, Sat 8 Jun, Sat 15 Jun, Sat 22 Jun, Sat 29 Jun, Sat 6 Jul, Sat 13 Jul, Sat 20 Jul
Race for Life 10k is a great step up from our 5k events. The event is non-competitive and open to everyone – bring the whole family and walk, jog or run 10k at your own pace while raising valuable funds for Cancer Research UK’s lifesaving work.
Race for Life 5k is suitable for all ages and abilities. The event is non-competitive and open to everyone – bring the whole family and walk, jog or run 5k at your own pace while raising valuable funds for Cancer Research UK’s lifesaving work.
UCI Fort William Mountain Bike World Cup 2019
The legendary Fort William event returns for the 18th time, on the weekend of 1 - 2 June, welcoming over 20,000 dedicated fans to the Scottish Highlands to watch over 250 elite riders battle it out for the World Cup title.
The market runs from 9:30 am to 1 pm on the Cathedral Green. Come and browse up to 30 stalls with homegrown produce, plants, arts & crafts, baking, artisan bread, specialist chocolates, cheese, handmade cosmetics, jewellery, gifts & clothing.
This year Big Kid Circus introduces an exciting mix of amazing new artistes!
An incredible troupe from Cuba present a variety of acts, including the marvellous Teeter Board, a Russian Bar, a Double Aerial Hoop, a Triple Aerial Trapeze Bar and Roller Skating!
The finest Arts, Crafts and Food from across Scotland comes to Eden Court hosted by Exclusively Highlands and takes place within the beautifully restored Bishop’s Palace of Eden Court in Inverness. A great opportunity to purchase something uniquely beautiful or wonderfully tasty and all handmade from within Scotland.
NYOS Jazz Orchestra continues to enjoy prestigious performance opportunities nationally and internationally and this year is no different with the orchestra making its debut appearances at the Mac in Belfast and at the Sligo Jazz Festival, as part of a tour to Northern Ireland and Eire.
Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Skye - part of the Skye Festival
Emerging jazz instrumentalists and vocalists in NYOS Jazz Access enjoy opportunities to learn more intricate voicings and chord progressions. With a focus on expanding their jazz language through listening, transcription and theory, they develop and refine their improvisation skills.
The Dornoch Highland 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.
Dornoch Festival Week has a packed programme of family activities including sandcastle competition, children’s fancy dress, children’s sports, family quiz night, car treasure hunt, pipe band parade, Gin Tea party, golf competitions, films, and a teddy bear’s picnic!
Celebrity chefs, Masterchef champions and stars if the Bake Off will be providing demos throughout the day. There will be hands I. Masterclasses, children’s entertainment and live music as well as an array of fabulous local food and drink producers.
One amazing foodie family day out!!
Film-Director, author and lead singer of acclaimed Punk band The Skids, Richard Jobsonpresents ‘A Night of Songs’, where he will be sharing ihs illustrious, yet often challenging, life story alongside musical interludes.
Learn how to rescue Whales, Dolphins & Seals. British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) is a UK based marine animal rescue organisation. We have around 3,500 active volunteer Marine Mammal Medics around the UK and we are the only such specialist organisation covering England, Wales and Scotland.
Brodie Castle is opening its doors for our Autumn Food and Craft Festival. Music and street food will surround the stables in the grounds to the side of the Castle. The Castle itself and stables will play host to an array of wonderful foods and unique crafts all lovingly handmade in Scotland.
The fifth year of the Dornoch Whisky Festival is coming up from the 25th - 28th October 2019!
Once again, we are welcoming a phenomenal VIP to the Dornoch Whisky Festival family and they have a very special tasting lined up.
Dornoch - various different venues depending on events
Across three days Brodie Castle is offering the perfect relaxed setting in which to do your Christmas shopping. We will be showcasing beautiful crafts, wonderful foods and stunning art. Situated throughout two floors of the Castle and over the stables - Brodie is transformed for this beautiful Christmas event.
A wonderful opportunity to find those last few special christmas gifts. A wonderful choice of art, unique crafts and delicious foods will vie for your attention in the atmospheric setting of Eden Court, Inverness.