Hogmanay and New Year

Monday 31st December 2018 - Wednesday 2nd January 2019


About Hogmanay and New Year

Welcome in the New Year in Dornoch!

Join the crowd for the Hogmanay Street Party in the Square. We are delighted that Tesco Bags of Help are supporting the event this year. The evening starts off with the 3 Musicteers playing under the arches from  9:30 – 10:00 followed by the mini pipe band from 10:10 -10:30 when the Red Reel Ceilidh Band take over and the dancing starts! Mackays will be cooking up a storm with their Dornoch Farm Butcher burgers and Cocoa Mountain will keep you warm with hot chocolate. Or if gin is your tipple, check out the pop-up bar in the Castle Hotel garden.

At midnight Magnus Orr will pipe in the New Year from the Castle battlements and then there will be a superb Firework display to light up the night sky.  Then it is time for Auld Lang Syne before the dancing resumes until 1:30am.

Take a dip on the 1st

Join the crowd at the Loony Dook on New Year’s Day down at the beach – and if you are one of the brave ones, have a quick dip! Porridge, soup and hot chocolate will be available to warm you up.

Eat, drink & be merry

Hogmanay dinners, first foot breakfast, New Year’s lunch, whisky tasting and much more. Full programme to follow.

Walking, golfing and shopping

Plenty of activities are planned for all the family to enjoy – book your accommodation now to avoid disappointment