Your Summer Break in Dornoch
Even though it is only the end of April, we have already had a taste of some glorious weather. Let’s hope there is plenty more to come! It has definitely left us dreaming of long summer days and beautiful light evenings- loads of time to fill with all the fantastic events Dornoch has to offer this year.
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.
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 8th until 22nd June in the Social Club.
The ever popular Community Markets take place on the Cathedral green throughout the summer months. Community Market days for 2019 are 8th May, 12th June, 26th June, 10th July, 24th July, 14th August, 28th August and 11th September and the markets run from 9:30 am to 1 pm. 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 20th 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 2nd 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 runs from 4th to the 10th of August and 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!