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

Highland Council Rangers event – ‘A Voyage to the Hebrides’ – talk by naturalist Thomas Pennant. 15th, Struan

Highland Council Rangers event – ‘RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch’ -23rd, Armadale

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

February 2016

Pancake Day! Try our Scotch Pancakes recipe – 9th

Valentine’s Day – 14th

Highland Council Rangers Event – ‘Wonderful Winter Wildfowl Wander’ – a walk around Portree Bay and meet the Rangers to discover Scotland’s winter wildfowl. RSPB Amos Centre, Portree – 18th

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

May 2016

June 2016

Isle of Skye Half Marathon – 11th

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

August 2016

Skye Highland Games – 2nd – 3rd

September 2016

Skye Antiquarian Book Festival – 1st – 3rd

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