Events in the Highlands

Quick Finder

Search Accommodation

Room / Property
If booking self-catering accommodation please select 1 room/property for the total number of adults & children.
Advanced Search

Search What's On

Start Date
End Date

Search things to do


Search Food & Drink

VisitScotland The Highlands Guide
E-brochures ››

Download a brochure for more on the Highlands, Cairngorms National Park, Speyside and the Moray Coast.

  • 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.

Sort By:
332 results, currently showing 51 to 60
  1. Gradings


    Autobiographical humour.


    3 Oct 2014
  2. Gradings


    A geology themed coastal walk


    10 Sep 2014
  3. Achmelvich Coastal Walk


    Sport & Leisure



    A five-kilometre coastal walk.


    25 Sep 2014
  4. Gradings


    Featuring On the Beautiful Blue Danube and the Emperor Waltz.


    8 Jan 2015
  5. Ross Noble: Tangentleman


    Comedy Event



    Fast-paced improv from the Newcastle-born stand-up.


    12 Sep 2014
  6. A Mixed Exhibition


    Arts & Cultural



    Mixed works.


    16 Aug 2014 to 25 Oct 2014
  7. Gradings


    The 3-day programme includes talks, walks, workshops and storytelling.


    4 Sep 2014 to 6 Sep 2014
  8. Gradings

    The Highlands

    Ride into the Highlands's highest village for everything two wheeled.


    5 Sep 2014 to 7 Sep 2014
  9. Gradings


    Learn how to spin and yarn.


    7 Sep 2014
  10. Gradings


    The 'Reinhardt name' of course refers to Lulo's world famous grand-uncle, Django, the great gypsy guitarist who, with violinist Stephane Grappelli and their Hot Club de France, created an entirely new way of playing jazz in the 1930's and 1940's.


    4 Oct 2014

No results found for your search criteria

Click for more info