Thursday, 13 February 2020

Dornoch’s Microclimate

Scotland is well known across the world for it's RAIN! But did you know that Dornoch and the area around the Moray coast has the same level of rainfall as the South East of England?!

As most of Scotland's wind and wild weather comes from the Atlantic on the South West Coast, we are pretty sheltered by the hills and mountains between.

The East coast is also blessed with plenty of sunshine (and many more hours of light in the Summertime than anywhere else in the UK!) and very few midgies too which is another big bonus.

So come and enjoy some beautiful weather this Spring or Summer and stay with us in Dornoch

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Tuesday, 4 February 2020

Dornoch Fibre Fest 2020

Happy 10th anniversary to Fibre Fest!

Fibre Fest takes place this year from the 13th to 15th of March

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 11 years now and this fantastic festival takes place across Dornoch in both the Social Club and West Church Hall.

Sewing, quilting, knitting and feltmaking; all these feature 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.

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 13th March 6.30pm
Opening Talk at St Finnbarr’s Church. £5 entry includes super.
Stitch without Borders: Sashiko goes global' by Susan Briscoe.
The talk will be followed by a soup and cheese supper in the Dornoch Social Club

Saturday & Sunday 14th & 15th 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 2020

Monday, 3 February 2020

What’s on in Dornoch: February 2020

What’s On This Month?

It’s the month of love! Whether you’re loved up or happily single, Dornoch has something for you. Take a look at our Valentine’s newspost for lots of ideas of how to celebrate Valentines’ day in style! Check out the Valentine’s menus at the Eagle Hotel and Dornoch Castle.

Apart from Valentine’s celebrations there are LOADS of other events taking place: Craft Workshops, Youth Cafe, Cookery demonstration, Snowdrop festival, Cinema, historical talk, Live music and much more!

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

And looking ahead to March, why not plan your Highland weekend around FibreFest 13th -15th March for all those interested in wool, fabric and craft work.

Source Here: What’s on in Dornoch: February 2020

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!

Source Here: Valentines Day in Dornoch 2020

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 | 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:


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.

Learn More Here: Spring Break in Dornoch