Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Valentines Day in Dornoch 2020

With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, we have pulled together some local events for you to get involved in, as well as some fantastic Valentine’s menus and suggested places to find that special present that truly says “I Love You”: a range of beautiful gifts from Simply the Best or Barn Owl Bothy jewellery from Jail Dornoch, chocolates from Cocoa Mountain or their favourite tipple from the Carnegie Whisky Cellars.

Head to Dornoch to look for the ideal Valentine’s gift and browse our wonderful range of independent shops to find that special present.

Barn Owl Bothy
For handmade cards and a range of beautifully crafted gifts from local artists and craftspeople, head to Barn Owl Bothy- Bring a little piece of Scotland into your home with a variety of hand crafted and bespoke gifts.

Dornoch Stores
Dornoch Stores have the perfect range of delicious food, either for a present or to cook your loved one a special Valentine’s meal. The store offers a full range of food and drink including fine wines, spirits & mixers, fruit, vegetables, meat, game, fish, cheese and dairy products with the focus on local, Highland and Scottish produce.

Cocoa Mountain
Choose your own chocolate selection for your Valentine from the wonderful range by the master chocolatier.  What better way to show you care than delicious handmade, locally produced Chocolate? Alternatively you can buy online here.

Carnegie Whisky Cellars
You can buy a wide range of whisky, gin and other spirits at the Carnegie Whisky Cellars. You can also buy vouchers or a ticket for a gin or whisky tasting. So go for a browse and find that perfect gift in this really special shop in the centre of Dornoch.

Aspen Spa at Carnegie Courthouse
Aspen spa is a haven of relaxation, the perfect place to unwind and recharge. A voucher for a massage, beauty treatment or their range of products would be a very special gift.

Spend some quality time with the people you love this Valentine’s Day- (treat the children or your friends too!)

Romantic, wintery walk on Dornoch Beach
Don’t forget to spend some special time outside exploring the stunning, award winning Dornoch Beach! Wrap up warm to splash through the shallows and play games on the miles and miles of golden sands.

We hope you have a very Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Burns night in Dornoch 2020

Join us in Dornoch to celebrate Robert Burns’ Birthday!

From traditional ballads to humorous poems, Robert Burns composed some of the world’s most recognisable lines of poetry and song. His birthday is celebrated across the world every January 25th, with celebrations which often include Haggis, whisky and music!

Get involved in this very Scottish tradition this year by attending one of our local Burns celebrations.

Timespan Burns Supper

On the 25th January from 7pm- 10pm, the Friends of Timespan host their annual Burns Supper including a traditional, piped-in address to the haggis, a delicious and generous plate of home-made haggis, neeps and tatties (vege option included), a very special performance from Made in Helmsdale Choir and Joan & George’s brain teaser quiz. All Welcome! £9.50 includes delicious supper, quiz and choir performance
Book your tickets at enquiries@timespan.org.uk | 01431821327

Dornoch Heritage Society Burns Night Supper

Friday 24th January. 7.30pm. Join the Dornoch Hertaige Sociiety to celebrate Burns night with an evening of light entertainent and good food. Tickets are £17.50. Email Peter Wild for more infomration: thewildmeadows@yahoo.co.uk


Burns Lunch at the Burghfield Hotel

On the 24th January form 12pm, enjoy a Burns lunch at the Burghfield Hotel ; 3 courses for just £13.50 per person. The set menu consists of Cock-a- Leekie soup, Roast saddle of Lamb stuffed with homemade Haggis, and bramble mousse with deep fried icecream for pudding. Booking is essential so call 01862 811 006 to book.


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What’s on in Dornoch: January 2020

Although January is generally a quieter month after the Christmas and Hogmanay celebrations, it is still packed full of fantastic events taking place in and around Dornoch; Burns Night Celebrations, cinema, snowdrop festival, 89's night, craft workshops and afternoon tea are among the huge range of activities taking place this month.

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

Our Pick of the month is the range of workshops being run by Historylinks and the Sutherland Longhouse project. Take a look at their Faccebook page here for more information.

For More Information Go Here: What’s on in Dornoch: January 2020

Sunday, 5 January 2020

Spring Break in Dornoch

What are you looking for from your Spring break in Scotland this year? The chance to put your feet up by the fire after a long hike in the hills or day on the golf course? To drive some of the famous North Coast 500 route? To sample some world class food and whisky? Experience beautiful beaches, endless skies, fantastic light and stunning scenery? Look no further- 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 breakfast at one of our many cafes. 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 and Bed & Breakfasts are just what you want. With a range of prices and locations in and near town you’ll easily 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 day trips from Dornoch, our world famous Whisky Bar and Golf Club on our website.

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Your summer holiday in Dornoch 2020

We're all going on a (Dornoch) Summer Holiday!

We are now in 2020 and on a dark afternoon in January, it is time to look forward to long summer nights and plan your trip to Dornoch. Here are just some of the activities you can enjoy in Dornoch this summer.

Dornoch Pipe Band

Every Saturday night during the summer you can watch the Pipe Band Parades (followed by highland dancing display) in the Square at 8pm.

Community Markets

The ever popular Community Markets take place on the Cathedral green throughout the summer months. Community Market days for 2020 are Wednesdays 13th & 27th May, 10th & 24th June, 8th & 22nd July, 12th & 26th August and 9th September. The markets run 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, cheese, meat, local Rapeseed Oil,  handmade cosmetics,  jewellery, gifts & clothing.

Sutherland County Show

This year the County Show is to be held on Dornoch Links on the 25th July. The Show is a spectacle with a whole range of attractions and entertainments for the whole family. The heart of the Show is the Livestock Section which showcases the excellent cattle, sheep, goats, horses and ponies from across the Highlands. A Food Fair, Fun Fair, dog show, vintage vehicle exhibition, terrier racing, pipe band, children’s races, horses and ponies, flower show and spectacular main ring events combine to make a memorable day which is rounded off with the marquee dance.

Dornoch Highland Gathering

The Dornoch Highland Gathering will take place this year on Friday 2nd August. 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. With fairground attractions, stalls and refreshments, children’s races and mini Highland games, this is a day out for all the family.

Dornoch Festival Week

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, ceilidh tea dance, pipe band parade, bingo, 5 -a -side football, golf competitions, films, and a teddy bear’s picnic!

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Sunday, 22 December 2019

So what’s a Loony Dook?!

Dornoch Loony Dook. Dornoch Beach Car Park. Wednesday 1st January. 12.15 for 12.3o splash.

The Loony Dook, is a traditional Scottish event which takes place each New Year's day. People gather together on beaches around Scotland and dive into the freezing water! What an invigorating way to bring in the New Year!!! The name "Loony Dook" is a combination of "Loony" (Crazy!!!) and "Dook", a Scots term meaning "dip" or "bathe".

Join us in Dornoch this New Year's Day at 12.15 for a 12.30 splash! If you don't fancy joining in yourself then come and watch the brave souls taking part! There is soup and porridge available to keep warm!

Thanks to East Sutherland Rescue Association for their support in running this event.


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Friday, 20 December 2019

Dornoch’s Hogmanay Street Party

Step into 2020 with a BANG at Dornoch’s New Year party!

What are your plans for Hogmanay this year? If you are looking for a traditional Scottish experience than look no further than Dornoch. With our Street Party, a traditional Ceilidh and a Piper playing at Midnight from the ramparts of the Castle Hotel followed by an incredible fireworks display- If it’s an atmospheric experience you are looking for then this is the place to be!

Begin your Hogmanay experience with a 5-course Clynelish Whisky Dinner & Masterclass at Links House on 30th December. Then on the 31st you can choose from dinners at the Royal Golf Hotel or the Dornoch Castle Hotel and afterwards head to the Street Party which starts at 10.30pm. Enjoy music from the Red Reel Ceilidh Band, with the Lone Piper on the Castle battlements at midnight followed by a fireworks display!

New Year’s Day might well start with a 'Bloody Mary Brunch' at Links House to fuel a day which could include a dip in the sea at noon during our annual 'Loony Dook'. Perhaps you will then be ready to visit Cocoa Mountain for their hot chocolate hangover cure!

Then on the 2nd of January, you can watch the East of the Burn v West of the Burn golf competition at the Royal Dornoch Golf Club before enjoying a Cathedral Concert at 7.30pm, featuring ‘Buttons & Bows’ and many local artists.

For the full programme of winter events see our Winter in Dornoch leaflet


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