Plan for your 2018 Summer Holiday in the Highlands
We have already had a taste of summer weather, so let’s hope there is plenty more to come! 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.
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.
The annual Dornoch Gallery Summer Exhibition runs 2nd-16th June in the Social Club. The Cathedral is hosting a range of musical events from local group Gizzen Briggs to Mahler Players’ and the Midland Odessa Choir.
The ever popular Community Markets take place on the Cathedral green throughout the summer months. Community Market days for 2018 are Wednesdays 13th June, 27th June, 11th July, 25th July, 8th August, 22nd August and 12th 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.
This year the County Show is to be held on Dornoch Links on the 21st 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.
The Dornoch Highland Gathering will take place this year on Friday 3rd 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 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!