Sunday, 7 April 2019

East Sutherland Rotary Classic Car Tour

Saturday 18th May 2019

The Royal Burgh of Dornoch Cathedral, Castle, Jail and Court House form the backdrop for the start of our 5th tour. The circular route from Dornoch to Ullapool via Muir of Ord takes in the majestic scenery of the west coast. A traditional Highland Ceilidh rounds off the day. The tour is restricted to 60 cars, so book now to avoid disappointment.

Cars gather in Dornoch Square from 8:30 am ready for a 9:30 start, allowing locals and visitors to inspect the cars before waving them on their way.

No entry fee is charged, but drivers and their sponsors raise over £12,000 for RNLI and other charities supported by Rotary Club of East Sutherland Trust Fund (Scottish Charity No. 044261).

For a video of the 2018 event see link below.

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Friday, 29 March 2019

Dornoch Community Markets 2019

Dornoch Community Markets

These popular markets take place from May-September

Regular Community Market days for 2017 are Wednesdays 8th May, 12th and 26th June, 10th and 24th July, 14th and 28th August and 11th September.

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.


  • 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.
  • 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 sale 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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Thursday, 28 March 2019

What’s on in Dornoch: April 2019

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

British Summer Time starts on 31st March, so the longer nights stretch before us. The birds are singing in the trees, the lambs are skipping in the fields and the road sides are full of daffodils. Hooray!

If you are visiting Dornoch with the family, then get a visitors’ pass for the day to Grannie’s Heilan’ Hame and enjoy the leisure facilities there.  Are you looking for something for the children to do over the Easter break? Take a look at Puddle Jumper Holiday club run by Allsorts Dornoch. There are Easter base camps being run in Aldie Burn by Go Wild Highland and a range of activities taking place at the Kyle of Sutherland Hub in Bonar Bridge. Historylinks Museum has loads to do for children and adults alike and is open daily from 10-4.

Our cafes are waiting to tempt you with home baking and speciality teas and coffees – check out the Courthouse CafĂ©Gordon House  and Harry Gow  – not forgetting to sample the best hot chocolate in the world at Cocoa Mountain.

And why not treat the family to an Easter Afternoon tea at the Dornoch Castle Hotel or dinner at the Royal Golf Hotel?


Originally Published Here: What’s on in Dornoch: April 2019

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.


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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. 


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