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Christmas Shopping in Dornoch

Shop local this Christmas and enjoy the experience! To help you plan your shopping we have prepared gift lists based on price.

Presents under £5

Presents £5-10

Presents £10-25

Presents £25-50

Presents £50 & over

Join us for late night shopping on Thursday 1st December till 8pm, when you can enjoy mulled wine and mince pies while you browse, with many shops offering discounts. See here for full details.

Don't forget St Andrew's Fair on Saturday 3rd December, with a craft fair and Santa's Grotto in the Social Club. Click here for details.   

There is also a Christmas Community Market on Tuesday 20th December 9:30-1:30 in the Social Club. 

The Great British High Street Awards

Dornoch is a finalist in the Rising Star category. The judges visited us and our partners on 18th November.

The results will be announced on Monday 12th December at the Awards Ceremony in London.

If we win, we will get a share of the £100,000 prize money. There are 14 categories and 42 finalist of which we are the only one in Scotland


Dornoch Whisky Festival 28-30 October

A great weekend of tastings, distillery tours and master classes was enjoyed by all.

We were joined by special guest Charles Maclean, renowned whisky expert who appreared "as himself" in The Angels' Share - and on Friday 28th he hosted a tasting prior to a showing of the film at Balblair!

He chatted with visitors at the Gala Tasting on Saturday 29th in the Castle Hotel where 16 distilleries gathered in the marquee with a menu of almost 100 drams to choose from. 

Saturday evening rounded off with a BBQ & Ceilidh in the Castle Hotel 


Dornoch Carnegie Court House .........

On 8th July, all areas of the Carnegie Courthouse were finally open for business.

The Carnegie Tea Room & Deli, is open 7 days a week 9 am -5 pm  for breakfast, lunch, teas, coffees and home baking.

Michael & Lorna welcome you to the Carnegie Whisky Cellars - come and  see for yourself their wide selection of whisky and other beverages, as well as unusual gifts. Book in for a tasting session for an in depth review! Open daily 10 am - 6 pm.  

Time for some relaxation? Contact Aspen Spa at Carnegie Courthouse on 01862 811022. Or if you prefer email or message us on Facebook


The Visitor Centre is on the ground floor.  For July and August the Visitor Centre is open 9 am - 6pm Monday - Saturday and 10 am - 5pm on Sunday.





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