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

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

February 2016

Pancake Day! Try our Scotch Pancakes recipe – 9th

Valentine’s Day – 14th

Inverness Music Festival – 27th February-9th March

March 2016

Mother’s Day – 6th

Inverness Music Festival – 27th February-9th March

Inverness Half Marathon and 5k Fun Run – Muir of Ord, 13th

Annual Inverness Fiddlers’ Rally – 19th

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


April 2016

May 2016

June 2016

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

Inverness Highland Games – 16th

Nairn Show – 30th

August 2016

Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival – 4th – 6th

Highland Field Sports Fair – Moy, 5th – 6th

Nairn Highland Games – 20th

Nairn Book and Arts Festival – 30th August – 4th September

September 2016

Nairn Book and Arts Festival – 30th August – 4th September

Northern Meeting Piping Competitions – 1st – 2nd

Blas Festival of music – 4th – 12th

Highland Military Tattoo – 9th – 11th

Autumnal Equinox – first day of Autumn – 22nd


October 2016

Highland Archaeology Festival – 1st – 16th

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

November 2016

City of Inverness Civic Bonfire and Fireworks Display – 5th

St Andrew’s Day – 30th

December 2016

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