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  • Fiddlers at the Highland Festival
    Fiddlers at the Highland Festival
  • Crowds watch the Tossing the Caber event at the Inverness Highland Games
    Tossing the Caber event at Inverness Highland Games
  • The main tent at the Isle of Skye Music Festival
    Isle of Skye Music Festival
  • Jazz Musicians at the Highland Festival
    Jazz Musicians at the Highland Festival
  • Crowds gather at the finish line for the downhill course during the Mountain Bike World Cup at Nevis Range
    Finish line at the Mountain Bike World Cup at Nevis Range

Don’t miss the variety of events in the Highlands, from the ancient Burning of the Clavie fire festival in January, to the legendary summer Highland games.

The Highlands’ events also include some of Scotland’s most popular music festivals including Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival and RockNess. The legendary Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival always promises to be a memorable weekend, with lots of tastings, demonstrations and live music.

The UCI Mountain Bike World Cup comes to Fort William each summer with the world’s best mountain bikers thrilling the crowds on the downhill tracks of Nevis Range. For those who prefer walking, grab your boots and join one of the many walking festivals that take place throughout the year.

Enjoy the spring celebrations and connect with nature at the Wild Lochaber Festival or the Great Glen Paddle Festival.

There are various Highland games in the region throughout the summer months where you can watch the heavy events like tossing the caber as well as Highland dancing and piping contests. Among the highlights are the Dornoch Highland Gathering and the Forres Highland Games.

During the Year of Homecoming Scotland, the Highlands will host the Year of Ancient Ancestors Festival in Caithness, the 10th Clan Munro International Gathering in Fort George, and the Highland Homecoming, a two month celebration of contemporary culture which includes the Royal National Mód in Inverness.

Enjoy the winter celebrations of Inverness, with craft fairs, pantomimes, and Christmas festivities. Start the year in style at the ancient fire festival of the Burning of the Clavie, held on 11 January to mark the Pictish New Year, in the small community of Burghead on the Moray coast.

Take a look at this year-round Highland events calendar and plan your holiday in Scotland today.

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  1. Wildlife Crime Scene

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Lairg

    Investigate several crime scenes in the countryside.

    Dates

    13 Jul 2015
  2. Seashore Shenanigans

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Wick

    Themed activities based around the Herring.

    Dates

    24 May 2015
  3. Gradings

    The Highlands

    A week of guided walks and kayaking in one of Scotland's most remote and beautiful locations.

    Dates

    9 May 2015 to 15 May 2015
  4. Berriedale Strath Guided Walk

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    The Highlands

    Follow the river from Berriedale up the strath passed the ruins at Strath Cuil and to the beautiful Millery pool.

    Dates

    10 May 2015
  5. Scourie Seacliffs

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Lairg

    Join us on this undulating coastal walk.

    Dates

    13 Aug 2015
  6. Skye Swing Jazz Festival

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    The Highlands

    Four days of jazz and swing with a 1920s theme.

    Dates

    29 Oct 2015 to 1 Nov 2015
  7. Yer Granny

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Inverness

    Adapted from the smash-hit Argentinian comedy classic La Nona, starring Gregor Fisher and many more much loved Scottish stars.

    Dates

    9 Jun 2015 to 13 Jun 2015
  8. Gradings

    The Highlands

    Innovative visual piece for adults.

    Dates

    21 Jun 2015
  9. Share The Fun

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Fort William

    Outdoor fun for children aged 1-5.

    Dates

    6 May 2015
  10. The Fureys

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Inverness

    Traditional folk outfit.

    Dates

    15 May 2015
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