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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 Watch

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    Sport & Leisure

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    Achnasheen

    Loch Ewe provides home to many resident and migratory birds and mammals.

    Dates

    4 Aug 2015
  2. Bushcraft Apprentice (3)

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    Sport & Leisure

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    Dornoch

    The challenge this time is to learn knots and construct a bridge over a great deep pool.

    Dates

    6 Aug 2015
  3. Dinosaur Geology

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    Sport & Leisure

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    Helmsdale

    The geology of Helmsdale is from the time of the dinosaurs.

    Dates

    5 Aug 2015
  4. Highland Harvest At Farr

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    Sport & Leisure

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    Inverness

    We will be foraging for fungi, fruits and anything else that catches our eye while learning more about the organisms themselves.

    Dates

    5 Sep 2015
  5. 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
  6. Isle Of Skye Highland Games

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    Sport & Leisure

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    Portree

    Don't miss out on this traditional Highland Games on the spectacular Isle of Skye!

    Dates

    8 Aug 2015
  7. Wonderful Winter Wildfowl Wander

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    Sport & Leisure

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    Portree

    A walk around Portree Bay, which at this time of year will be alive with visiting winter ducks, gulls and waders.

    Dates

    18 Feb 2016
  8. Gradings

    Inverness

    Explore amongst the seaweed and rocks for slippery eels, sandhoppers and crabs.

    Dates

    4 Aug 2015
  9. Time Travellers

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    Sport & Leisure

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    Fort William

    Family fun.

    Dates

    10 Oct 2015
  10. Rockpools

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    Sport & Leisure

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    Helmsdale

    Discover creatures in rockpools in East Sutherland.

    Dates

    7 Jul 2015
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