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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. Meditate To The Autumn Colours

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    Aviemore

    De-stress on Stress Awareness Day in a mindful fashion!

    Dates

    4 Nov 2015
  2. Drumfun: Workshop (Ages 4-14)

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    Sport & Leisure

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    Acharacle

    Idividually tailored, hands on, interactive drumming programmes and workshops

    Dates

    30 Jul 2015
  3. Rockpools

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    Sport & Leisure

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    Dornoch

    Explore the rockpools.

    Dates

    4 Aug 2015
  4. Grantown On Spey Highland Games

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    Sport & Leisure

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    The Highlands

    Traditional Scottish Highland games for young and old to enjoy.

    Dates

    23 Aug 2015
  5. Kernsary Circular Walk

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    Sport & Leisure

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    Achnasheen

    Join the Ranger for this truly lovely walk around Loch Kernsary.

    Dates

    30 Jul 2015
  6. Gradings

    The Highlands

    Join the Rangers on a series of foraging forays to discover the variety of fare nature has to offer.

    Dates

    30 Sep 2015
  7. Highland Field Sports Fair

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    Sport & Leisure

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    Inverness

    Diverse entertainment and activities.

    Dates

    7 Aug 2015 to 8 Aug 2015
  8. Gradings

    Grantown on Spey

    Try your hand at making your own natural Christmas decorations as the town is lit up with festive lights.

    Dates

    1 Dec 2015
  9. Birdwatching

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    Sport & Leisure

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    Lairg

    Explore the bay of Culkein.

    Dates

    22 Sep 2015
  10. Culkein to Stoer Lighthouse

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    Sport & Leisure

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    Lairg

    Amazing cliff top walk round the point and past the Old Man of Stoer.

    Dates

    25 Aug 2015
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