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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. The Kilkennys

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Inverness

    Irish folk group.

    Dates

    17 Jun 2015
  2. Archaeology Festival 2015

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    The Highlands

    Explore the stunning archaeological features of this remote Highland glen.

    Dates

    3 Oct 2015
  3. Rock Pool Rummage

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Ullapool

    Discover, catch and learn about the fascinating creatures that live in the secret world of this rocky shore.

    Dates

    21 Jul 2015
  4. Muir Of Ord Lochans Pond Dipping

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Muir of Ord

    Explore the lochan for skaters, whirligigs and dragonflies, along with weird and wonderful bugs that live under or skim along the top of the water.

    Dates

    22 Jul 2015
  5. Lossiemouth Raft Race

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Lossiemouth

    A race of race of home made rafts.

    Dates

    2 Aug 2015
  6. Gradings

    Forres

    An array of Christmas gifts for sale.

    Dates

    28 Nov 2015 to 29 Nov 2015
  7. Invercharron Highland Games

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Inverness

    Traditionally the last Highland games of the season.

    Dates

    19 Sep 2015
  8. North Hop

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Inverness

    An exciting craft beer festival.

    Dates

    21 Aug 2015 to 22 Aug 2015
  9. Scourie Dikes And Garnets

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Lairg

    A guided walk along the coast.

    Dates

    23 Jul 2015
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