New Year Celebrations

31st December 2017 -2nd January 2018

About New Year Celebrations

The Whole Hog – Sunday 31st December

11 am Sunday morning service, Dornoch Cathedral
4:00 to 6:00 pm A moment’s calm in the Cathedral  Experience the Labyrinth Dornoch Cathedral
6:30 to 10:30 pm Family Hogmanay Ceilidh Grannie’s Heilan’ Hame (food served from 3pm)
8:30 to 10:30 pm Join the Social Dancing Party Night and get in step for the Street Pasty. All welcome, BYOB, Dornoch Social Club (silver collection)
7:00 pm Dornoch Castle Hotel 5 course Gala Dinner with champagne and canapés on arrival  £65 per person, booking essential (01862 810216)

7:30 for 8pm Links House Black Tie Hogmanay Dinner.Booking Essential (01862 810279) £80 pp

10:30 pm Dancing in the Street! The Famous Dornoch Hogmanay Party with The Red Reel Ceilidh Band. Dornoch Square. Lone Piper on Castle Battlements at midnight, followed by Fireworks Display  – Bucket Collection – all donations gratefully received!


First Foot Forward – Monday 1st January

9:00 am to 12:00 noon Eagle Hotel. First Foot Breakfast. Full Scottish Breakfast £8
11:45 am Gather for 12:00 noon Splash Watch the brave ones doing the Dornoch Loony Dook
Soup & Porridge available! Dornoch Beach

12:00 to 2:00pm Links House. New Year’s Day Lunch. Booking Essential (01862 810279) £35 pp

7:00 pm Dornoch Castle Hotel Gourmet Buffet with sparkling wine and canapés on arrival and live music in the Castle Bar £37.50 per person, booking essential (01862 810216)

9:30 pm Eagle Hotel – live music with Bugsy Maclean


Spirit of the 2nd – Tuesday 2nd January

All day Family treasure hunt around Dornoch. Free entry forms in shops, hotels, etc. 1st Prize is a £00 voucher for The General Store
9.30 am ROYAL DORNOCH GOLF CLUB East of the Burn v West of the Burn golf competition £10 per person. 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.

12:30 to 3:30 pm Links House – Festive Afternoon Tea. Booking Essential (01862 810279) £20
3:00 to 5:00 pm 
 Gin Tasting Eagle Hotel £12
9:00 pm Dornoch Castle Hotel Cocktail Night. Enjoy some fantastic cocktails made from the new Dornoch Distillery Gin as well as some light nibbles. £25 per person – booking essential (01862 810216)