Sunday, 17 March 2019

Plan your Spring Break in Dornoch

Fancy a Spring break, perhaps with some space for for the dog, the fishing rod, golf clubs and somewhere to cook up a storm in your own time? Dornoch has it all. Take a look at our top ten lists for suggestions of things to DO in Dornoch here.

But where to stay? The answer, of course, is one of Dornoch’s fantastic, comfortable self catering houses, cottages or caravans. From simple to luxury, you are sure to find the place which suits your style and your budget.

At both Dornoch and Embo you can open your front door in the morning and be just yards from the sea lapping on the beach. You might prefer your view to be over the golf course or cathedral and just a short walk to the shops for fresh breakfast bread. With a really good range to choose from you’ll find the perfect property to create your ideal break.

If you’d prefer to be looked after, free from cooking and chores while on holiday, Dornoch’s welcoming hotels, Bed & Breakfasts and Guest Houses are just what you want. With a range of prices and locations in and near town you’ll find your holiday home from home.

Take a look at our website to discover the perfect property for you and your family or friends

See our wide range of independent shops and places to eat and read about our world famous Whisky Bar and Golf Club.

Article Source Here: Plan your Spring Break in Dornoch

Saturday, 9 March 2019

Mother’s Day in Dornoch: 2019

Mother’s Day in Dornoch

This year Mother’s Day takes place on Sunday 31st March. Treat your Mum and come to Dornoch for unique gifts and fantastic food!

Dornoch Castle Hotel
They will be serving an amazing Afternoon Tea complete with arrival cocktail and Amuse Bouche- a kids menu will also be available. Contact them: or 01862 810216 to book! 12pm-5pm. £22 per person.

Beach Walk
Have a wander along the beach and get the chance to have a proper chat- why not get a take away coffee or ice-cream from Dornoch Stores to take with you?

Lunch treat
Take your mum for a special lunch in one of our many lovely cafes, hotels or restaurants.

Aspen Spa at Carnegie Courthouse
Aspen Spa offer a fantastic range of beauty treatment and products. Why not buy your Mum a voucher for a relaxing treat?

Whisky & Gin
Dornoch is well known for it's Whisky Bar at the Dornoch Castle Hotel and now has it's very own Distillery which makes awesome Gin! So which ever tipple your Mum prefers, we've got it covered here in Dornoch!

Go Wild Highland
For the adventurous Mums out there why not get a voucher for a canoe trip on the Kyle of Sutherland with Go Wild Highlands?

Dornoch Hair and Beauty
Dornoch Hair and Beauty are the place to go for hair and nail treatments in Dornoch. The perfect treat for a hard working Mum.

Why not make a weekend of it and stay in Dornoch for a short break? See our Eat and Drink section for more places to go for a special Mother’s day meal. See the full range of our independent shops here.


Original Post Here: Mother’s Day in Dornoch: 2019

Monday, 4 March 2019

Easter break in Dornoch 2019

Whether you are planning a weekend break in Scotland over Easter or are planning to spend the whole Easter holidays here, come to Dornoch and discover all we have on offer in this beautiful and unspoiled area of the country. Only an hour from Inverness airport on the main A9 road, Dornoch is easily accessible from London, Belfast, Dublin, Birmingham, Manchester and Bristol. There are also great train links from Edinburgh and Glasgow.

What is there to DO in and around Dornoch?

Visit the magical Loch Fleet, our very own nature reserve,  where at low tides you are almost guaranteed to spot seals bathing in the sunshine. Dornoch’s award winning beach is stunning at all times of year but the Spring sunshine is when it looks its absolute best. Perfect for rock pooling with the children, walking for miles with your dogs and getting in some refreshing wild swimming! Visit Whisky Distilleries and Castles, go exploring on foot or by bike or even travel over to the wild West coast for the day! You will never be bored in Dornoch!

Don’t forget you can find out loads of local information on our website as well as ideas of things to do such as:  WildlifeDo More experiencesGolfWhisky and Shopping!

Check out our range of hotelbed & breakfast and self-catering accommodation

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Originally Published Here: Easter break in Dornoch 2019

Thursday, 21 February 2019

What’s on in Dornoch: March 2019

What's On This Month?

After an unseasonably mild February we are looking forward to more sunshine and Spring weather in March. The snow drops are in full bloom and the daffodils are nearly there- Roll on Spring!

Our five-star museum - Historylinks - opens daily 10-4 for the season from April 1 until October 31.

This month sees one of the Dornoch calender's highlights- FibreFest 8-10 March - when we welcome all those interested in wool, fabric and craft work. The opening talk on Friday 8th is “Fair Isle Knitting then and now” by Janette Budge a native Shetlander who will talk about how the designs have changed through the decades and how her family knitting heritage fits into the picture. The main events are on Saturday & Sunday including Master Classes in beautiful brioche, Dorset buttons,  Fair Isle yokes, and Dresden Plate patchwork and Learning Techniques classes in needlefelt, tapestry crochet, beginners Fair Isle and felting, and Learn to Knit classes. There are also drop-in sessions in stitch and craft.

Don't forget Mother's Day  on March 31 with a gift of jewellery from Jail Dornoch, candles from Coast Candle Co, chocolates from Cocoa Mountain or her favourite tipple from the Carnegie Whisky Cellars

Take a look at our 'What's On' Calendar here to discover some fantastic events taking place across the Northern Highlands in March. 


Original Post Here: What’s on in Dornoch: March 2019

Monday, 11 February 2019

Royal Dornoch voted 2nd in the World’s Top 100 Golf Courses

Golfscape have voted the Royal Dornoch Golf Club as 2nd in the World’s Top 100 Golf Courses, 2019.

The ranking features only the top golf courses worldwide that are unique, memorable and luxurious.

They describe the Royal Dornoch as:

" a spellbinding golf club and many golfers from all over the world make the pilgrimage to the natural links at some point in their lives. It’s wild, isolated, and at the same time, absolutely beautiful. There is also a blaze of color in early summer when the gorse is in flower. Raised or sloping greens are a characteristic of the Championship Course, as well as elevated tees so the target is well presented although rarely easy to reach."

Golf was first played on the Dornoch links nearly 400 years ago and has been an integral part of the life and economy of the town ever since. A visit to the Golf Club, whether to play or just enjoy the food and stunning views, is a unique experience that combines high quality produce and service with a relaxed and friendly environment.

See for more details

See Full Article Here: Royal Dornoch voted 2nd in the World’s Top 100 Golf Courses

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Dornoch 2019 Leaflet

All you need to know about what's on in Dornoch throughout the year, where to eat, where to shop, things to do.

Dornoch Leaflet 2019

For Article & More News Go Here: Dornoch 2019 Leaflet

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Dornoch Fibre Fest’s 10 year Anniversary!

Fibre Fest takes place this year from the 8th to the 10th of March in the Dornoch Social Club and West Church Hall

This exciting event, held in mid-March each year, has become a favourite in the Dornoch Calendar and is an opportunity for you to immerse yourself in all things fibre. Fibre Fest, run by an enthusiastic group of local fibre artists, has now been running for 10 years and this year will be bigger and bigger than ever!

Spinning, weaving, patchwork and feltmaking; all these feature regularly either as Masterclasses or drop-in demonstrations where you can try new skills. And of course it provides a great opportunity to browse the market area where you can buy those essential additions absolutely necessary to any serious fibre worker’s stash. This year there will be tutors and traders from all over Scotland and the North of England, and classes will be taking place in knitting, crochet, needlefelting and wet felting, patchwork and Dorset Buttons. Classes are available for beginners and those with a little more experience, and in addition adults and children have the opportunity to Learn to Knit for free with experienced knitting tutor Katherine Lymer, with wool kindly donated by Rowan.

Book onto a class or pop by and get involved in the drop-in sessions which are free to everyone.

The Stash Buster is a great way to declutter your stash of crafting materials (Fabric, wool, haberdashery & equipment) at the stall in the Dornoch Social Club over the weekend.
Turn your excess into cash whilst supporting the ongoing success of Fibre Fest (10% of each sale goes to DADCA). Download a form and complete before entering your materials.

Friday 8th March 6.30pm
Gala Opening Talk at St Finnbarr’s Church. £5 entry includes super.
'Fair Isle Knitting then and now' by Janette Budge. The talk will be followed by a soup and cheese supper in the Dornoch Social Club

Saturday & Sunday 9th & 10th March 9.30am-4pm
All weekend there will be demonstrations to take part in exhibitions and sales tables to browse and plenty of delicious refreshments to enjoy.
Please see the website for the full programme


For Article & More News Go Here: Dornoch Fibre Fest’s 10 year Anniversary!