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!

Burning of the Clavie – 11th, Burghead

‘Food Through the Ages’ demonstration event at Elgin Museum – 29th

February 2016

Pancake Day! Try our Scotch Pancakes recipe – 9th

Valentine’s Day – 14th

March 2016

Mother’s Day – 6th

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


April 2016

Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival – 28th April 2nd May

May 2016

Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival – 28th April 2nd May

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!

Piping at Forres European Pipe Band Championships – 25th


July 2016

Lossiemouth Folk Club Festival – 15th-16th July

August 2016

September 2016

Spirit of Moray Book festival – Elgin, 13th – 17th

Autumnal Equinox – first day of Autumn – 22nd


October 2016

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

November 2016

St Andrew’s Day – 30th

December 2016

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