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VisitScotland The Highlands Guide
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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. Mixed Summer Exhibition

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Inverness

    Works in various media.

    Dates

    5 Jul 2014 to 27 Sep 2014
  2. Factor 9

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Inverness

    Fact-based theatre piece set against the backdrop of the tainted blood products scandal.

    Dates

    18 Apr 2014 to 19 Apr 2014
  3. Bushcraft Artisan

    Type

    Workshops

    Gradings

    Golspie

    Learn how to make charcoal and cord from wild plants.

    Dates

    4 Jul 2014
  4. Rock Pool Rummage

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    The Highlands

    Discover what creatures live along this rocky shore.

    Dates

    13 Aug 2014
  5. Muir Of Ord Lochans Pond Dipping

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Muir of Ord

    Find out what pond creatures get up to and what they like to eat.

    Dates

    11 Jul 2014
  6. Orchids Galore, Newtonmore

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Newtonmore

    A gentle stroll around part of the Wildcat Trail in search of orchids and other wildflowers.

    Dates

    4 Jul 2014
  7. Gradings

    Inverness

    A world of objects and visual storytelling for two to four-year olds.

    Dates

    21 May 2014 to 24 May 2014
  8. Bush Craft: Cook (Over 6s)

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Thurso

    Children's activities.

    Dates

    31 Jul 2014
  9. The Haunters

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Inverness

    A play that asks, what is the terrible secret hidden behind the doors of the house by the river?

    Dates

    29 May 2014
  10. Gradings

    The Highlands

    A riverside walk.

    Dates

    22 May 2014
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