Monday, 2 December 2019

Get Creative this Christmas in Dornoch

Creative Christmas Workshops

On the 21st of December, Dornoch Social club becomes the venue for  a creative craft extravaganza! Get creative and make your own gifts and decorations whilst keeping the family busy in the run up to Christmas! All workshops take place from 11am until 1pm.

Coast Candle Co, Workshop - with Janis Maclean
Booking Essential (07921 816360) £25 pp

Rag Wreath Making Workshop - with Lairg Learning Centre
Booking Essential (01549 402050) £10 pp

Crochet Tree Decorations Workshop - with Anne Coombs
Booking Essential (01862 810431) £10 pp

Christmas Food & Drink Treats - with Vanessa Lawrance
Booking Essential (07802 218596) £10 pp

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Dornoch Christmas Community Market

The summer markets may be a distant memory but if you are missing your fresh, local purchases from the Dornoch Community Market, you can get another taste at the Christmas Market on the 14th December.

Starting at 10am and ending at 3pm this is a longer market than our summer ones and you don't need to worry about wrapping up warm as it is taking place under cover in the Dornoch Social Club.

Lots of traders are attending, including a couple of new ones, so bring your basket and fill it with goodies!!

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Dornoch’s St Andrew’s Fair 2019

St. Andrews Fair

The annual Christmas Bazaar will be held on Saturday 7th December 2019. All the shops and restaurants take part in this event and Dornoch has a real Christmas buzz. The Christmas lights go on for the first time, Santa is in his grotto and there are craft stalls to complement the local shops for those special Christmas gifts.

What is going on around the town?

Shops will have special offers and tastings, seasonal food and drink to get you in the festive spirit.

Mitchell's Chemist I “I’m A Celebrity Mitchell’s Special” at Mitchells Chemist where you can come down and join the team in the jungle and vote for your King or Queen after having a go at a Bushtucker Trial!

The Dornoch Castle Hotel will have their fire roaring and plenty of options for coffee, tea and hot chocolate from noon to 7pm.

Cocoa Mountain will be hosting a chocolate tasting and invite Dornoch residents and people from further afield to join them for a lovely day of free tastings with wine and some bubbly.

Make sure to visit Kingcraig Fabrics where they’re offering 10 percent off all stock and wine and nibbles (They will be offering the same on the 14th of December too!)

Dornoch Stores will be hosting tastings and giveaways on some of their fantastic products all day (and every other Saturday in December)

Throughout the town you can buy raffle tickets to have a chance of winning a Christmas Hamper (with goods donated by local businesses).

The Social Club on School Hill hosts the Christmas Bazaar from 10am – 4 pm with craft stalls full of Christmas gifts for all the family. Bacon rolls, home baking, tea, coffee and home made soup are available all day. Santa arrives at 1pm and is in his grotto until 3pm.

To finish the day off in style, there is a Carol Service in the Cathedral at 3:30pm followed by mulled wine, mince pies and the Christmas lights turn on.

For More Information Go Here: Dornoch’s St Andrew’s Fair 2019

Friday, 29 November 2019

What’s on in Dornoch: December 2019

December is packed full of fantastic events taking place in and around Dornoch.

Christmas fairs, pantomimes, dinners, cake decorating and ceilidhs. Winter in Dornoch is certainly not a quiet time- there is so much on for everyone to enjoy!

Our ‘Pick of the Month’ is of course our awesome Hogmanay celebrations! With ceilidhs and fireworks, amazing food and music- book your accommodation now and enjoy a traditional Scottish New Year to welcome in 2020!

Take a look at our ‘What’s On’ Calender here to discover some fantastic events taking place across the Northern Highlands.

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Take a break this winter with one of Dornoch’s best accommodation deals

Dornoch Castle

Hogmanay 2 night break ( arrival 30th, 31st). £399 pp staying in a Garden standard room, £430 in a castle superior room.

Hogmanay 3 night break £565 pp staying in a Garden standard room, £599 in a castle superior room or £659 staying in the deluxe tower room.

Breakfast, lunch, evening meals and welcome drink each evening are included and there is entertainment on the 30th December and 1st January.

Additional night offer, £79 pp included full Scottish breakfast and dinner (£35 pp allowance)

2 night Winter break from £99pp. Available from the 1st November until the 6th January staying in a standard garden room. Includes breakfast, 2 course dinner and festive gin cocktail.

Upgrades available from £35 per night. Excluding Hogmanay break (30th Dec to 2nd Jan)

For either of the above deals contact the castle directly on or 01862 810216

Royal Golf Hotel

Winter Breaks
From just £199 for 2 nights bed & breakfast for two persons and dinner on the first night, sharing a Classic Double or Twin Room.

An extra special offer of 2 nights Bed and Breakfast accommodation with dinner on the first night (£30 per person allowance) for just £199 in a Classic double or twin room.

To book the above deals contact the Royal Golf Hotel directly on or 01862 810283

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Monday, 11 November 2019

Vouchers for Christmas

If you are struggling to think of a present for someone who has everything or you’re shopping for friends and family this Christmas who definitely don’t need any more ‘stuff’ then why not treat them to something that helps create memories instead? A special day out in Dornoch to shop and relax!

Giving the gift of an adventurous day out or a voucher to spend on their next visit to Dornoch means they’ll have something exciting to look forward to after all the fun of the festive season is over. Make Christmas last longer this year!

Below is a list of some businesses in Dornoch who sell vouchers.

Dornoch Stores
Buy vouchers in store or they will take payment over the phone and deliver the vouchers.

Cocoa Mountain
Purchase a voucher for a hot chocolate experience or to spend in either of the Cocoa Mountain shops.

Go Wild Highland
Treat your loved one to a canoe experience this year and give them the gift of a life long memory.

Aspen Spa
They can be made out for a value of specific treatment and can be used to purchase any spa or beauty products.

Barn Owl Bothy
Everything for sale in this lovely shop is made by a local artist

Dornoch News
Gifts, sweets and magazines- a very handy voucher to have is you are visiting Dornoch.

Kincraig Fabrics
Cashmere scarves, knitting wool, gloves and fabrics. Can be spent in the Dornoch or Brora shop.

Golf Pro Shop
Perfect for a golfer! Vouchers for the while range in the Golf Pro shop.

History Links Museum
Buy a voucher for entrance cost or to spend in the shop.

The Jail and Country Interiors.
The vouchers can be used in all shops including the one at Inverness airport. They come in £10, £20, £50 and £100 and have no time limit.

Vouchers available for the cafe or soft play
Can be spent on a wide range of products including candles and cosmetics.
Treat your dog loving friend to a pamper session for their pooch!
Toys, books, jewellery and clothes. There is something for everyone in Simply the Best

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Shop Local this Christmas

With the historic buildings, beautiful Christmas lights, best hot chocolate in the world, warming whisky, blustery beach and crisp, wintry weather, it is easy to feel festive in Dornoch! Skip the queues and shop in style in our independent shops for a true Highland Christmas experience.

Browse in the Dornoch Bookshop for your Christmas reading, pick up a
tartan rug and a length of tweed at Kingcraig, or explore the Aladdin’s cave
that is Simply The Best Fair Trade Gift & Toy Shop and its sister shop
Outside the Box.

Select from a wide range of local arts and crafts at Barn Owl Bothy and
Morag Locke - Highland Artist. For outdoor clothing, and great kitchen gifts
then visit the Hardware Store and you can pick up some great stocking
fillers and toys from Dornoch News.

At Cocoa Mountain, award-winning Chocolatier, you can make up your own
box of chocolates from their exclusive range of flavours. Be tempted by
great local food, extensive ’free from’ range and fine wines in the General
Store or sign up for a gin or whisky tasting at the Carnegie Whisky Cellars
before deciding which bottle to take home! Country Interiors has beautiful
gifts and unusual items for the home.

Why not treat yourself to a hair or nail treatment at Hair & Beauty in
Dornoch or the luxury of a relaxing massage at Aspen Spa in the Carnegie

What better gift for a golfer than Royal Dornoch branded goods in the Pro’s
Shop including golf balls, tees, hats, jumpers and tee shirts.

Mitchells Chemist has perfumes, scarves, handbags and candles to choose
from and if you are looking for a real Christmas tree, then head to the
Garden Centre in the retail park.

All of this and so much more! For a full list of the shops in Dornoch, visit our website.

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