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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. National Whale and Dolphin Watch

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

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    The Highlands

    A walk out to Neist Point, a great location for land-based whale and dolphin watching.

    Dates

    30 Jul 2015
  2. Gradings

    Inverness

    A performance of Il Trovatore.

    Dates

    4 Jun 2015 to 6 Jun 2015
  3. Halkirk Highland Games

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    The Highlands

    Traditional Scottish Highland games, started over 100 years ago.

    Dates

    25 Jul 2015
  4. Rockpool Rummage

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Wick

    Discover life below the waves.

    Dates

    9 Jul 2015
  5. Riverside Walk, River Sgitheach

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    The Highlands

    Wander along the river paths to Balconie Point visiting the amazing bluebell woods.

    Dates

    28 May 2015
  6. Rockpools

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Lairg

    We have some of the best rockpools in the British Isles.

    Dates

    13 Aug 2015
  7. Isle Of Skye Half Marathon

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Portree

    Now in its 31st year, the race takes place around the scenic area of Portree.

    Dates

    13 Jun 2015
  8. 5Rhythms Workshop

    Type

    Workshops

    Gradings

    Inverness

    This workshop uses movement as both medicine and metaphor.

    Dates

    31 May 2015
  9. Wild Isles

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    The Highlands

    Board the Misty Isle to voyage from Elgol to Soay, an island rich in history but little visited.

    Dates

    29 May 2015
  10. Highland Harvest Spring

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Portree

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

    Dates

    26 May 2015
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