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

SkyeLarks RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch – Armadale, 23rd

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

February 2016

Pancake Day! Try our Scotch Pancakes recipe – 9th

Valentine’s day – 14th

March 2016

Mother’s Day – 6th

Benbecula 10k – 12th

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


April 2016

May 2016

Ullapool Book Festival – 6th-8th May, Ullapool

Stornoway half marathon – 28th

June 2016

Hebridean Cycle Challenge – 18th

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!

Isle of Barra ‘Barrathon’ and Fun Run – 25th


July 2016

Isle of Harris half marathon – 2nd

Gairloch Highland Gathering – 2nd

HebCelt celtic festival – Stornoway, 13th – 16th

Lochcarron Highland Games – Attadale, 16th

August 2016

Sheildaig Fete and Rowing Regatta – 6th August, Sheildaig

September 2016

‘The Heb’ running, cycling, swimming, kayaking and navigating challenge through the Outer Hebrides – 3rd – 4th

Autumnal Equinox – first day of Autumn – 22nd


October 2016

Ullapool Guitar Festival – 7th-9th, Ullapool

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