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When on holiday, it is great to get involved with local events and a brilliant way of experiencing the Highlands and Islands way of life. We have tried to list a range of local events within this area from small village hall affairs to slightly larger scale.  Some are to entertain you and others are to get involved with. To find out more, simply click on the event name.

 

January 2016

New Year’s Day walk – Wildcat Trail, Newtonmore – 1st

Badger Watch – 6th and 13th January, Boat of Garten

‘Hands on Conservation’ Day with the Ranger Service and John Muir Trust – 16th, Ballater

Burns’ Night – 25th. See our Haggis recipe here!

Aviemore Siberian Husky Sled Dog Rally – Glenmore, 23th

February 2016

‘Food on Film’ festival – 4th-7th, Kingussie

Pancake Day! Try our Scotch Pancakes recipe – 9th

Valentine’s Day – 14th

‘Hands on Conservation’ Day with the Ranger Service and John Muir Trust – 20th, Ballater

March 2016

Mother’s Day – 6th

Groove CarinGorm music and ski festival – 11th-13th

‘Hands on Conservation’ Day with the Ranger Service and John Muir Trust – 19th, Ballater

Beginning of daylight savings – 27th – put your clocks forward an enjoy an hour more of lovely Highland evenings!

 

April 2016

‘Hands on Conservation’ Day with the Ranger Service and John Muir Trust – 16th, Ballater

May 2016

‘Hands on Conservation’ Day with the Ranger Service and John Muir Trust – 21st, Ballater

June 2016

Cairngorm Mountain Walking Festival – 8th-14th June, Cairn Gorm Ski Area

‘Hands on Conservation’ Day with the Ranger Service and John Muir Trust – 18th, Ballater

Father’s Day – 19th

Summer Solstice – 20th. Read about the standing stones and cairns around Scotland and why they are so special at this time of year!

 

July 2016

‘Hands on Conservation’ Day with the Ranger Service and John Muir Trust – 16th, Ballater

August 2016

Newtonmore Highland Games – 6th

Grantown Show – 11th, Grantown

‘Hands on Conservation’ Day with the Ranger Service and John Muir Trust – 20th, Ballater

‘Thunder in the Glens’ Harley Davidson show – 26th-29th, near Aviemore

September 2016

Carve Carrbridge wood carving festival -3rd, Carrbridge

‘Hands on Conservation’ Day with the Ranger Service and John Muir Trust – 17th, Ballater

Autumnal Equinox – first day of Autumn – 22nd

 

October 2016

‘Hands on Conservation’ Day with the Ranger Service and John Muir Trust – 15th, Ballater

Annual ‘Golden Spurtle’ World Porridge Making Championship! Carrbridge, date tbc

End of Daylight Savings – 30th – put your clocks back and wake up to lighter mornings!

November 2016

‘Hands on Conservation’ Day with the Ranger Service and John Muir Trust – 2nd, Ballater

St Andrew’s Day – 30th

December 2016

‘Hands on Conservation’ Day with the Ranger Service and John Muir Trust – 3rd, Ballater

Winter Solstice (Yule) – shortest day of the year – 21st