Your next holiday in Dornoch 2020

Summer in Dornoch

With the current Coronavirus pandemic, we are not sure how soon we can welcome you back to our special corner of the world. On 22nd March we asked visitors not to come until the end of May so that our small community and its small medical team have the best chance to keep us all safe.

We hope to be able to share the long summer nights we experience in Dornoch with you. Here are just some of the activities you can enjoy in Dornoch this summer. Please check that events are still running nearer the time. I am sure you will find the accommodation providers will be flexible on pre-payment & cancellation in these uncertain times.

Dornoch Pipe Band

Every Saturday night during the summer you can watch the Pipe Band Parades (followed by highland dancing display) in the Square at 8pm.

Community Markets

The ever popular Community Markets take place on the Cathedral green throughout the summer months. Community Market days for 2020 are Wednesdays 13th & 27th May (tbc), 10th & 24th June, 8th & 22nd July, 12th & 26th August and 9th September. The markets run from 9:30 am to 1 pm on the Cathedral Green. Come and browse up to 30 stalls wit+h homegrown produce, plants, arts & crafts, baking, artisan bread, cheese, meat, local Rapeseed Oil,  handmade cosmetics,  jewellery, gifts & clothing.

Sutherland County Show

This year the County Show is to be held on Dornoch Links on the 25th 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.

Dornoch Highland Gathering

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

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!