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Festival Week

The Dornoch Festival Week is organised and run by a sub-committee of the Community Association and takes place in the week following the Dornoch Highland Gathering, held on the first Friday in August.

For 2018 the events will run Sunday 5th - Saturday 11th August

Programmes available from 24th July at the Visitor Centre and in shops, but summarised below.

Sunday 5th
2:00 pm Family Beach Fun Walk/Run Starts on the Beach opposite the Lifeboat Shed (registration from 11:00 at Beach Car Park). 

Monday 6th
10:30 am Pet Show Meadows Park
2:00 pm Sandcastle Competition Registration at Beach Car Park
7:00 pm Family Quiz Dornoch Social Club

Tuesday 7th
10:30 am Great Dornoch Bake Off and Coffee Morning Marquee tent at the Meadows Park
2:00 pm Fancy Dress Marquee tent at the Meadows Park
2:00 pm Guided Town Walk Historylinks Museum
6:30 pm Car Treasure Hunt Meadows Park

Wednesday 8th 
9:30 am Dornoch Community Market Cathedral Green
9:30 am Scotty’s Circus Workshops Meadows Park
10:30 am Festival Week Service St. Finnbarr’s Episcopal Church
11:30 am Teddy Bears Picnic Marquee Tent at Meadows Park
6:30 pm Junior Football Fun Night Meadows Park
8:00 pm Sutherland Caledonian Pipe Band Dornoch Square (to be confirmed)

Thursday 9th
11:00 am Treasure Island Starting at the Marquee Tent at the Meadows Park
7:00 pm Live and Let Spy Dornoch Social Club
These are ticketed events - please purchase tickets the Visitor Centre

Friday 10th
2:00 pm Pairs Golf Competition Royal Dornoch Golf Club
3:00 pm Film: ‘Coco’ (2017) Certificate PG Dornoch Social Club
6:30 pm Nerf Wars & Zorb Football Marquee tent at the Meadows Park
7:30 pm Film: ‘The Mercy’ (2018) Certificate 12A Dornoch Social Club

Saturday 11th
11:00 am The Great Festival Week Duck Race Bridge Street
1:30 pm Kids Sports Fun Afternoon Meadows Park
2:00 pm The Spirit of Victory Gin Tea Party Marquee tent at the Meadows Park
This is a ticketed event - please purchase tickets the Carnegie Whisky Cellars
5:30 pm Pimp Your Wheels Parade Castle Street / Dornoch Square
6:30 pm The famous Dornoch Pram Race Dornoch Square
9:30 pm 80’s Disco (over 18’s only) Eagle Hotel

Sunday 12th
10:00 am Woodland Trust – Taste of The Wild Ledmore and Migdale Wood, Spinningdale
11:00 am Holy Communion from the Reserved Sacrament St. Finnbarr’s Episcopal Church

The week comprises a wide variety of events and fund raising activities, from football and dances to pet shows and duck races!

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