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New Year Celebrations 2016-17


The Whole Hog - Saturday 31st December

10:30 to 14:30 pm Drop-in candle making workshop Coast Candle Co. (01862 811333) - £20
4:00 to 6:00 pm A moment’s calm in the Cathedral  Experience the Labyrinth Dornoch Cathedral
6:30 to 10:30 pm Family Hogmanay Ceilidh Grannie’s Heilan’ Hame (food served from 3pm)
8:30 to 10:30 pm Ceilidh Dancing,  Beginners welcome, BYOB, Dornoch Social Club (silver collection)
7:00 pm Dornoch Castle Hotel 5 course Gala Dinner with champagne and canapés on arrival  £65 per person, booking essential (01862 810216)
8:00 pm Hogmanay Tasting at the Carnegie Whisky Cellars £50 per person (with miniature to take away), booking essential 01862 811791

10:30 pm Dancing in the Street! The Famous Dornoch Hogmanay Party with Monach Isle Ceilidh Band. Dornoch Square. Lone Piper on Castle Battlements at midnight, followed by Firework Display  - Bucket Collection - Donations please!

First Foot Forward - Sunday 1st January

9:00 am-12:00 noon Eagle Hotel. First Foot Breakfast. Full Scottish Breakfast £7.50
11:45 am Gather for 12:00 noon Splash Watch the brave ones doing the Dornoch Loony Dook
Soup & Porridge available! Dornoch Beach
12:00 to 2:00pm Links House. Sunday Lunch – Winter Warming offerings – Spiced Flavours! Booking Essential (01862 810279) £30 pp

12:00 to 4:00 pm Grannie’s Heilan’ Hame. Steak Pies for First Footers. Free steak pie with your first drink of 2017 in the Boston Bar!

7:00 pm Dornoch Castle Hotel Gourmet Buffet with sparkling wine and canapéson arrival and live music in the Castle Bar £37.50 per person, booking essential (01862 810216)

9:30 pm Eagle Hotel – live music with Bugsy Maclean

Spirit of the 2nd - Monday 2nd January

All day Family treasure hunt around Dornoch. Free entry forms in shops, hotels, etc. 1st Prize is a £50 voucher for Kingcraig Fabrics
9.30 am  ROYAL DORNOCH GOLF CLUB East of the Burn v West of the Burn golf competition £10 per person. The course will be open to members and visitors to play an individual Stableford competition. Players must nominate which team they are playing for. Local residents will do this by using their home address and visitors with the address of their accommodation. There will be prizes for individual scores as well as the overall team prize.

1:30 to 3:30 pm Links House – Festive Afternoon Tea. Booking Essential (01862 810279) £20 
3:00 to 5:00 pm Gin Tasting Eagle Hotel
7:00 to 8:30 Traditional Scottish Music Concert Dornoch Cathedral. Tickets £5 at the door.

9:00 pm Dornoch Castle Hotel Cocktail Night. Enjoy some fantastic cocktails made from the new Dornoch Distillery Gin as well as some light nibbles. £25 per person – booking essential (01862 810216) 

Shop Opening Times 31st 1st 2nd
Budding Genius 10am - 4pm CLOSED 10am - 4pm
Carnegie Whisky Cellars 10am - 6pm 12pm - 7pm 10am - 5pm
Coast Candle Co 10am - 4pm CLOSED CLOSED
Country Interiors 9.30am - 5pm CLOSED 11am - 5pm
Dornoch Bookshop 9.30am - 5.30pm CLOSED 9.30am - 5.30pm
Dornoch Farm Butchers 9.30am - 4.30pm CLOSED CLOSED
Garden Centre 9am - 5pm CLOSED CLOSED
Gordon House 10am - 4pm CLOSED 11am - 4pm
Jail 9.30am - 5pm CLOSED 11am - 5pm
Kingcraig Fabrics 10am - 4pm CLOSED 10am - 4pm
Mitchell’s Chemist 9.30am - 5.30pm CLOSED CLOSED
Simply the Best 9.30am - 5.30pm CLOSED 9.30am - 5.30pm
That Really Good Pet Shop 10am - 4pm CLOSED 10am - 4pm


Eat & Drink 31st 1st 2nd
Carnegie Tea Room 10am - 4pm 10am - 4pm 10am - 4pm
Dornoch Castle Hotel OPEN OPEN OPEN
Dornoch Inn 11am - 2am CLOSED 12pm - 1am
Eagle Hotel 11am - late 8am - late 11am - late
Gordon House 10am - 4pm CLOSED 11am - 4pm
Harry Gow 9am - 3pm CLOSED CLOSED
Highland Spice 4pm - 11pm 4pm - 11pm 4pm - 11pm
Pub at Grannie’s Heilan’ Hame 6:30 pm - 11pm (Ceilidh) 12pm - 4pm CLOSED
Royal Golf Hotel OPEN OPEN OPEN


Do- opening times 31st 1st 2nd
Aspen Spa 9:30am - 6pm CLOSED CLOSED
Royal Dornoch Golf Course OPEN OPEN OPEN


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