Friday, 26 July 2019

What’s on in Dornoch: August 2019

Join us in Dornoch for a fun filled month!

Art exhibitions, gala weeks, dances, live music, guided walks, pipe parade, pond dipping, cinema, art workshops and exhibitions, the Black Isle show, community markets and more!

And of course Dornoch's very own Festival Week and Highland Gathering!

See the full calender of events here

Read Full Article Here: What’s on in Dornoch: August 2019

Thursday, 18 July 2019

Ten Things to DO in Dornoch: Autumn

Whether you are planning a short break in Scotland during the next few months or are gearing up for the Dornoch Whisky Festival, come to Dornoch and discover all we have on offer in this beautiful and unspoiled area of the country. Autumn brings beautiful weather to the Highlands, misty mornings and long sunny afternoons. We look forward to welcoming you to Dornoch soon to soak up the beautiful autumnal weather!


The Dornoch is Whisky Festival is one of the highlights of the Dornoch calendar. This year it takes place from Friday the 25th until Monday 28th October. Tickets are on sale now so don't miss out on some fantastic whisky related events throughout the town.

Lovers of single malts or those keen to learn about Scotland’s national drink can visit 4 famous distilleries within just a few miles of Dornoch. Clynelish, Balblair, Glenmorangie and Dalmore are all close by so there is every opportunity to raise a glass to your holiday in Scotland.

2. History and Heritage

The Highlands of Scotland are well known for their rich history and heritage. Discover all about the history of the Dornoch area- and the whole of the Northern Highlands- during your next trip. There are historical sites, castles, museums and tours galore! We have come up with ten of our favourite historical ‘things to do’ in the area, take a look at our list here.

3. Links House

Take part in one of Link's house's bespoke experiences. They will tailor every aspect of your bespoke itinerary whether country sports such as shooting, stalking and fishing, or guided cycling and hiking across the Highlands. 

4. Beaches

The Northern Highlands has a huge array of beaches waiting to be explored: from the craggy and stony to miles of golden sands or small coves with white sand and turquoise seas- there are so many to choose from and they are all equally special in their own way. Of course our favourite beach is our very own award winning Dornoch beach with a very close second place being our neighbour Embo…… but as there are so many other glorious beaches to visit whilst you are visiting Dornoch, we thought we would make a top ten list of our favourites! This is by no means an exhaustive list but is a good place to start if you are looking for plenty of time on the beach during your holiday.

5. Go Wild Highlands

Based in Lairg in East Sutherland, Go Wild Highlands is a small, family-run company running open canoe trips down the Kyle of Sutherland and other Sutherland locations. This slow-moving, easy river with its narrow creeks and wooded islands is ideal for the beginner or anyone looking for a relaxed adventure rich in wildlife, scenery and history.

6. Golf

Golf in Scotland – obviously. Links golf in the Scottish highlands – Royal Dornoch, obviously. And to enrich your visit, play our neighbouring courses, all close by and with their own challenges. All of these friendly courses welcome players of all standards.

8. Walking

No holiday in Scotland would be complete without a walk to enjoy our scenery and wildlife. You can do it all from Dornoch – woodland walks, hill walking or a stroll along our beautiful beaches each one building lasting memories you’ll treasure.

9. Aspen Spa

Take some time out and relax with a luxury spa or beauty treatment. Specialist golf massage for those exploring the fantastic local courses. Gifts, beauty and spa products also available in spa shop.

10. North Coast 500

Using Dornoch as your base, explore sections of the North Coast 500 each day. This is a great way of experiencing this world famous route whilst making the most of Dornoch and all it has to offer.

Enjoy your trip to Dornoch this Autumn and remember to post your pictures on our Social Media channels!



Learn More Here: Ten Things to DO in Dornoch: Autumn

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Your Summer Holiday in Dornoch 2019

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

As the weather improves and the children break up from school, now is the time to plan your trip to Dornoch this Summer. If you are planning your summer break in Dornoch then take a look below at some of the highlights taking place in and around Dornoch over the next few months.

Dornoch Pipe Band

The longer evenings are with us 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 2019 are Wednesdays 24th July, 14th August, 28th August and 11th September. The markets 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.

Sutherland County Show

This year the County Show is to be held on Dornoch Links on the 20th 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!

For a detailed listing of What’s On in July click here

Read This Article & More Here: Your Summer Holiday in Dornoch 2019

Friday, 5 July 2019

History Links guided walks

Love walking? Looking for a summer time activity? Check out the Historylinks Walks taking place during July & August on Tuesday afternoons at 2pm.  Starting from Historylinks museum, they are easy walking for about 1 and a half hours around Dornoch hearing about the people and events of the town. Advance booking is needed as they book up fast over the summer months and the group size is limited to 12.  The walk is free if you have purchased admission to the museum.

Originally Published Here: History Links guided walks

Thursday, 4 July 2019

What’s on in Dornoch: July 2019

What's on in Dornoch this month?

July is a fun packed month full of activities for school children on holidays as well as something for every age!

Summer fetes, The Sutherland Show, Cinema, Art exhibition, Young Curator's club at Historylinks, dance classes, Tain gala week, wild camping, seal watching, community markets and so so much more!

Take a look at our calender here to find out what else is taking place.

Have a wonderful time and remember to share your photos on social media with us


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Dornoch Wedding Fayre: 19th July 2019

The first Dornoch Wedding Fayre is being held on Friday 19th July 2019 in Dornoch Social Club, open from 10 am to 3 pm.

Visit a range of wedding suppliers to discuss your requirements for flowers, hair and beauty, wedding planning and decor, Registrar, music, cakes, favours, photography, dresses, catering, venues, stationery and kilt hire.

There will be everything in one place that you need in order to plan your big day in Dornoch. Stalls will include:

Masie's Dasies (Florist), Mackay’s Catering, Andrea Butcher (Wedding hat design/maker), Dornoch Private Hire (Taxi service), Wild Highland Drinks co. Hair and Beauty Dornoch, Cocoa Mountain, Trisha's tempting treats, Lesley Strang (Event planner)

We look forward to seeing you there!

Learn More Here: Dornoch Wedding Fayre: 19th July 2019

Facilities at Grannie's Heilan' Hame Holiday Park

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