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For the perfect Hogmanay, Do it in Dornoch

Do join us for Dornoch’s annual party!

As always the highlight will be the street party on Hogmanay and welcoming in 2016 with the lone piper on the Castle ramparts and a spectacular fireworks show. Throughout this long weekend there will be fun, laughter, entertainment and time to unwind by the fire or with a brisk walk on the beach.

2016 is special as it marks 400 years of golf being played in Dornoch so a year of special events will tee off on the 2nd with a fun challenge competition with all welcome.


 

THE WHOLE HOG – Thursday 31st December

12.00 – 3.30 pm COAST CANDLES
Drop-in candle making workshop
Coast Candle Co. (01862 811333) £20

4.00 – 6.00 pm DORNOCH CATHEDRAL
A moment’s calm in the Cathedral
Experience the Labyrinth

6.30 – 10.30 pm GRANNIE’S HEILAN’ HAME
Family Hogmanay Ceilidh
Food served from 3.00 pm

7.00 pm DORNOCH CASTLE HOTEL
5 Course gala dinner with champagne and canapes on arrival
£65 per person, booking essential (01862 810216)

7.30pm LINKS HOUSE, ORANGERY RESTAURANT
5 course dinner with mulled wine and canapes on arrival, served from 7.30pm
Dinner to commence at 8.30pm. £65 per head
Contact Melissa at Links House on 01862 810279 to book

8.30 – 10.30 pm DORNOCH SOCIAL CLUB
Ceilidh Dancing
Beginners Welcome (BYOB) SILVER COLLECTION

10.30 pm DORNOCH SQUARE
Dornoch Hogmanay Street Party
See in the New Year with live music from Monach Isle Ceilidh Band
Fireworks display at midnight
(Donations Please)


 

FIRST FOOT FORWARD – Friday 1st January

9.00 – 12-00 am EAGLE HOTEL
First Footing Breakfast
Full Scottish breakfast with tea & toast £7.50

DORNOCH BEACH
11.45 am Gather for Splash at 12.00 pm
Watch the ‘Dornoch Loony Dook’
Soup & porridge available

1.00 pm DORNOCH BEACH
East to Embo guided family walk
Lunch at Grannie’s Heilan’Hame £5 per person
Meet at Dornoch Beach Car Park

4.30 pm DORNOCH SOCIAL CLUB
Family Film Fun
Shaun the Sheep
Dornoch Social Club £5 /£3

7.00 pm DORNOCH CASTLE HOTEL
Gourmet buffet with sparkling wine and canapés on arrival with live music in the Castle Bar
£37.50 per person, booking essential (01862 810216)


 

SPIRIT OF THE 2ND – Saturday 2nd January

All day, Explore Dornoch – Treasure Hunt
With a chance to win a £50 voucher from Jail Dornoch
Free entry forms in shops, hotels, etc

9.30 am ROYAL DORNOCH GOLF CLUB
Captain’s Drive In to open the celebrations for 400 years of golf.
Using a specially made hickory club and feathery ball the Captain will drive off the 1st tee to signal the start of the celebrations. The person who retrieves the ball and returns it to the Captain will receive a special memento.

9.45 am ROYAL DORNOCH GOLF CLUB
East of the Burn v West of the Burn golf competition £10 per person.
Once the drive in ceremony has been completed the course will be open to members and visitors to play an individual Stableford competition. Players must nominate which team they are playing for. Local residents will do this by using their home address and visitors with the address of their accommodation. There will be prizes for individual scores as well as the overall team prize.

4.30 – 6.30 pm EAGLE HOTEL
Real Ale Tasting

 

9pm DORNOCH CASTLE HOTEL
Guided Whisky Tasting. Enjoy a mellow dram in the Dornoch Castle Whisky bar.
£35pp. Booking essential. Call 01862 810216 for more details or to book.

7.00 – 8.30 pm DORNOCH CATHEDRAL
Traditional Music & Gaelic songs
Tickets £5 at the door

 

 

Business opening hours

 

Shop-opening-times31st1st2nd
Budding Genius9.30am - 4pmCLOSEDCLOSED
Coast Candles11am - 4pmCLOSED11am - 4pm
Country Interiors9.30am - 5pmCLOSED11am - 5pm
Dornoch Bookshop9.30am - 5.30pmCLOSED9.30am - 5.30pm
Gordon House10am - 4pmCLOSED11am - 4pm
Jail9.30am - 5pmCLOSED11am - 5pm
Kingcraig10am - 4pmCLOSED10am - 4pm
Mitchell’s Chemist9.30am - 5.30pmCLOSEDCLOSED
Simply the Best9.30am - 5.30pm10am - 4pm9.30am - 5.30pm
Dornoch Garden Centre9.30am-5pmCLOSEDCLOSED
That Really Good Pet Shop9.30am - 4pmCLOSEDCLOSED
Eat & Drink-opening-times31st1st2nd
Dornoch Castle HotelOPENOPENOPEN
Dornoch Inn11am - 2amCLOSED11am - 1am
The Eagle11am - late11am - late11am- 1am
Gordon House10am - 4pmCLOSED11am - 4pm
Pub at Grannie’s Heilan’ Hame7pm - 11pm (Ceilidh)CLOSEDCLOSED
Royal Golf HotelOPENOPENOPEN
Links HouseOPENOPENOPEN
Royal Kashmir4pm - 11pm4pm - 11pm4pm - 11pm
Do-opening-times31st1st2nd
Royal Dornoch Golf CourseOPENOPENOPEN