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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. Gradings

    Beauly

    The second glen to explore this summer in the Strathglass area is magical Glen Strathfarrar.

    Dates

    23 Aug 2015
  2. Breabach

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Inverness

    The band plays a unique brand of folk music.

    Dates

    7 May 2015
  3. Survival Skills

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Achnasheen

    Could you survive in the woods? Come along to find out how!

    Dates

    29 Jul 2015
  4. Loch Shiel Festival

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Glenfinnan

    Chamber music festival.

    Dates

    8 May 2015 to 10 May 2015
  5. Landscapes In Tweed

    Type

    Workshops

    Gradings

    Aberlour

    Create a beautiful tweed picture using textiles, embroidery and bead embellishments.

    Dates

    16 May 2015
  6. Tomintoul Highland Games

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Ballindalloch

    One of the oldest Highland Games in Scotland.

    Dates

    18 Jul 2015
  7. The Jacques Leglise Trophy Match

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Dornoch

    Royal Dornoch hosts the Jacques Leglise Trophy for the first time.

    Dates

    28 Aug 2015 to 29 Aug 2015
  8. Bat Walk

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Thurso

    Use our bat detectors and learn all about the bats found feeding around the village of Skerray at night during a guided bat walk.

    Dates

    27 Aug 2015
  9. Wild Isles: Rona

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Portree

    A day trip to Rona on board the Brigadoon.

    Dates

    24 Jun 2015
  10. Bone Caves

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Lairg

    Walk around the caves where ice age reindeer and polar bear bones have been discovered

    Dates

    19 May 2015 to 8 Sep 2015
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