Thursday, October 5, 2017

We are getting ready for Christmas in Style in Dornoch!

With the historic buildings, beautiful Christmas lights, best hot chocolate in the world, warming whisky, blustery beach and crisp, wintry weather, it is easy to feel festive in Dornoch! Get into the spirit with these upcoming events.

Festive Late Night Opening

Thursday 30th November 6-8pm

Get in the festive spirit and start your Christmas shopping in Dornoch! Shops around the town will be getting in the festive spirit and serving christmassy treats and playing festive music- Relax and select your gifts without the crowds while enjoying mince pies and mulled wine; sounds perfect!

St. Andrews Fair

Saturday 2nd December 10-4pm

The annual Christmas Bazaar will be held on Saturday 2nd December 2017. All the shops and restaurants take part in this event and Dornoch has a real Christmas buzz. The Christmas lights go on for the first time, Santa is in his grotto and there are craft stalls to complement the local shops for those special Christmas gifts.

The Social Club on School Hill hosts the Christmas Bazaar from 10am – 4 pm with craft stalls full of Christmas gifts for all the family. Bacon rolls, home baking, tea, coffee and home made soup are available all day. Santa arrives at 1pm and is in his grotto until 3pm.

Throughout the town you can buy raffle tickets to have a chance of winning a Christmas Hamper (with goods donated by local businesses). Shops will have special offers and tastings, seasonal food and drink to get you in the festive spirit.

There is a Carol Service in the Cathedral at 3:30pm followed by mulled wine and mince pies.

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Dornoch Bonfire Night

Saturday 4th November 2017

Remember remember the 4th of November is Dornoch Bonfire Night! Dornoch and District Community Association organises the Dornoch Bonfire party each year, to which everyone is welcome.

This very special and atmospheric evening is always such a wonderful way to spend Bonfire Night. The torch lit procession is a sight to behold and really adds to the excitement for adults and children alike!

The Piper led torch lit procession leaves the square at 7pm and the firework display will be start approximately 7:15pm. Delicious homemade soups and snacks for sale and all the fun of the fair with Herchers side shows. Sparklers available to buy at the soup stand. It really is an enjoyable event for all the family a not one to miss if you are in Dornoch this weekend.  And if you are not going to be around then why not plan in a short break?Take a look at our late availability offers here and our accommodation section here.

6:30 pm Gather in the Square to purchase torches (£2 each)

7:00 pm Piper lead torch lit procession leaves the Square for Meadows Park

7:15 – 7:30 pm (weather dependent) Firework Display begins

There is no charge for entry, but the event relies on donations, so please give generously.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

What’s on in October in Dornoch

What's On This Month?

October is packed full of fantastic events taking place in and around Dornoch; Taste North (delicious food & drink products and local artisan crafts and artwork), Young Highland Chef,  Scottish Opera Highlights, Highland Archaeological Festival, art workshops, cinema, knitting festival and live music are amongst the huge range of activities taking place this month.

Take a look at our 'What's On' Calender here and here to discover some fantastic events taking place across the Northern Highlands.

Our Pick of the month is the Dornoch Whisky Festival which takes place from the 27th to the 30th October.  Now in its 3rd year, The Dornoch Whisky Festival is an opportunity to learn about and savour malt whiskies. Based in various locations in Dornoch and includes more than just whisky events. Gin tasting, desert paring, cheese, wine and craft beer, live music and golf!

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Visit Dornoch for a Short Break this Autumn

Why come to Dornoch this Autumn?

Whether you are planning a short break in Scotland during the next few months or are gearing up for the Dornoch Whisky Festival, come to Dornoch and discover all we have on offer in this beautiful and unspoiled area of the country. Autumn brings beautiful weather to the Highlands, misty mornings and long sunny afternoons. We look forward to welcoming you to Dornoch soon to soak up the beautiful autumnal weather!

Only an hour from Inverness airport on the main A9 road, Dornoch is very accessible from London, Belfast, Dublin, Birmingham, Manchester and Bristol. There are also great train links from Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Book last minute accommodation deals through our website: www.visitdornoch.com/late-availability

 

Take a look at our September 'What's On' Calender here and here to discover some fantastic events taking place across the Northern Highlands. Car boot sales, art exhibitions, plays, live music, pizza nights, ceilidhs, craft markets, chainsaw carving festival, and guided walks are amongst the huge range of activities taking place this month.

Autumn Highlights

Dornoch Whisky Festival

Now in it's 3rd year, you can expect a HUGE range of events throughout the weekend; some are back due to popular demand and some are brand-new  for 2017!  The programme has been planned to make sure there’s something for everyone, from the connoisseur to the novice and everything in between. Head on over to the website now to read the full programme and buy your tickets! www.dornochwhiskyfestival.com/programme

Taste North

This fantastic event takes place this year on the 1st October in Ackergill tower, Wick. The event will feature many foodie and family activities throughout the day including chef's demonstrations, cocktail masterclasses and workshops. The Exhibitor's Market will offer everyone the opportunity to sample food from local eateries and producers, taste local tipples and see an array of artisan crafts from Caithness & Sutherland. For families there will be plenty of children’s entertainment and various opportunities for them to get their hands sticky and learn where their food comes from.

What else is there to DO in and around Dornoch during your holiday?

Visit the magical Loch Fleet, our very own nature reserve,  where at low tides you are almost guaranteed to spot seals bathing in the sunshine. Dornoch’s award winning beach is stunning at all times of year but the Autumn sunshine is a particular stunning time. Experience the miles of beautiful sand and the views across to Golspie, Tain and towards the Kyle of Sutherland. Perfect for rock pooling with the children, walking for miles with your dogs and getting in some refreshing wild swimming (bring your wetsuit!) Visit Whisky Distilleries and Castles, go exploring on foot or by bike or even travel over to the wild West coast for the day! You will never be bored in Dornoch!

Don’t forget you can find out loads of local information on our website as well as ideas of things to do such as:  Wildlife, Golf, Whisky and Shopping!

Any questions or advice contact lucy@visitdornoch.com

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What’s on in September in Dornoch?

What's On This Month?

Summer may be officially over but that doesn't mean that the fun stops in Dornoch! Car boot sales, art exhibitions, plays, live music, pizza nights, ceilidhs, craft markets, chainsaw carving festival, and guided walks are amongst the huge range of activities taking place this month.

Take a look at our 'What's On' Calender here and here to discover some fantastic events taking place across the Northern Highlands.

Our Pick of the month is the Invercharron Highlands Games which takes place on the 16th September, 10am—5pm at Balblair Farm, Bonar Bridge. These traditional Highland Games include heavy athletics, Highland dancing, tug o' war, running, jumping and cycling events as well as trade stands and craft stalls. There will be the Tain Pipe Band, Magician Mr Clive, Bouncy Castle & children’s entertainment. All set in a stunning location over looking the Kyle of Sutherland. £6 per adult. £1 per child. £1 per car for parking. For more information: www.invercharronhighlandgames.co.uk

Next Month:

Taste North- www.venture-north.co.uk/taste-north

Dornoch Whisky Festival- www.dornochwhiskyfestival.com/programme

 

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Dornoch Whisky Festival 2017: 27th-30th October

Dornoch Whisky Festival 2017: 27th-30th October

Dornoch Whisky Festival is now in it's 3rd year and we are looking forward to a hosting a HUGE range of events throughout the weekend; some are back due to popular demand and some are brand-new  for 2017!  We’ve taken extra care when planning the programme to make sure there’s something for everyone, from the connoisseur to the novice and everything in between.

We are excited to announce that Gordon & MacPhail Whisky's very own UK Sales Director, Stephen Rankin, will be attending the Whisky Festival as this year's VIP. Head on over to the website now to read the full programme and buy your tickets! www.dornochwhiskyfestival.com/programme

Below are a few highlights from this year festival!

Blind Whisky & Gin Tasting for Beginners and Enthusiasts: Royal Dornoch Golf Club
Sample 3 gins and 3 whiskies and try and identify which ones they are. To help you there will be tasting notes of 9 gins and 9 whiskies supplied and you just have to pick the one you think matches. A selection of light nibbles and canapés shall be served to accompany the tasting.

VIP Dinner Hosted by Stephen Rankin: Links House
Canapés and a dram on arrival followed by our 4-course dinner with hand selected award-winning malts to complement each course, including an exclusive bottling.

Delicious Desserts Tasting: Carnegie Whisky Cellars
Hosted by Douglas Laing who will expertly pair fantastic Old Particular single grain whiskies with sweet treats in this delightful tasting.

Afternoon 'G & Tea': Links House
Afternoon Tea selection to enjoy with your choice of 3 bespoke gins with your favourite Fevertree mixer.

Cheese, Wine & Craft Beer Tasting: Dornoch Stores
Join us for a cheese, wine and craft beer evening with five cheeses and matching beverages to delight the palate.

Dornoch Distillery Brunch: Dornoch Castle Hotel & Dornoch Distillery
Join the Thompson Brothers in this exclusive event. A delicious brunch served in the Dornoch Castle Hotel with a Dornoch Distillery Gin Cocktail, followed by an exclusive tour of the Distillery and a chance to taste their new make spirit.​

Book your tickets now and don't forget to visit our accommodation section on the website to plan where to stay for the weekend!

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Whats on in Dornoch in August?

Join us in Dornoch for a fun filled month!

Art exhibitions, gala weeks, treasure hunt, golf competitions, live music, guided walks, pipe parade, pond dipping, cinema, art workshops, community markets and more!

And of course Dornoch's very own Festival Week and Highland Gathering!

Find our 'What's on' part one here

Find our 'What's on' part 2 here

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