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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. Real To Reel

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Inverness

    Real to Reel is a touring exhibition from the Crafts Council which presents films that are a final product of contemporary makers' practice.

    Dates

    18 Apr 2015 to 30 May 2015
  2. Bilbster To Wick, River Walk

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Wick

    Follow the river downstream from Bilbster to Wick Bay.

    Dates

    5 Jun 2015
  3. Guided Walk

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Kingussie

    Join the reserve Warden to look for breeding waders and wildfowl on the marshes.

    Dates

    21 Apr 2015 to 18 Aug 2015
  4. The Mountain Trail, Kinlochewe

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Achnasheen

    Learn about the natural history that makes this NNR so special.

    Dates

    18 Aug 2015
  5. Invergordon Highland Games

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Invergordon

    Traditional Scottish Highland games with piping, dancing and sports.

    Dates

    22 Aug 2015
  6. Gradings

    Strathpeffer

    SCO perform a programme of music for a summer evening.

    Dates

    9 Jun 2015
  7. Gradings

    Lairg

    Guided walk over rough hill ground by the spectacular Eddrachilles bay.

    Dates

    25 Aug 2015
  8. Birdwatching

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Lairg

    Explore the bay of Culkein.

    Dates

    22 Sep 2015
  9. Stewart Francis: Pun Gent

    Type

    Comedy Event

    Gradings

    Inverness

    Surreal and deadpan one-liners.

    Dates

    14 Dec 2015
  10. Craft & Food Festival

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Strathpeffer

    A selection of crafts and foods on sale.

    Dates

    26 Sep 2015 to 27 Sep 2015
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