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New Year Celebrations 2017-18


The Whole Hog - Sunday 31st December

11:00 Sunday Morning Service Dornoch Cathedral
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 Join the Social Dancing Party Night and get in step for the Street Party. All 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)
7:30 pm Black Tie Hogmanay Dinner at Links House. £80 per person booking essential 01862 810279

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

First Foot Forward - Monday 1st January

9:00 am-12:00 noon Eagle Hotel. First Foot Breakfast. Full Scottish Breakfast £8
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. New Year's Day Lunch. Booking Essential (01862 810279) £35 pp

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 - Tuesday 2nd January

All day Family treasure hunt around Dornoch. Free entry forms in shops, hotels, etc. 1st Prize is a £20 voucher for The General Store
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.

12:30 to 3:30 pm Links House – Festive Afternoon Tea. Booking Essential (01862 810279) £20 
3:00 to 5:00 pm Gin Tasting Eagle Hotel £12

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
Aspen Spa 9am - 5pm CLOSED CLOSED
Carnegie Whisky Cellars 10am - 6pm 12pm - 5pm 10am - 5pm
Country Interiors 9.30am - 5pm CLOSED 11am - 5pm
Cocoa Mountain 9.00am - 3pm 12pm - 4pm 12pm - 4pm
Gordon House 10am - 4pm CLOSED 11am - 4pm
Jail 9.30am - 5pm CLOSED 11am - 5pm
Kingcraig Fabrics 10am - 4pm CLOSED 10am - 4pm
The General Store 8am - late 10am - 4pm 8am - 7pm


Eat & Drink 31st 1st 2nd
Cocoa Mountain 10pm - late* 12pm - 4pm  12pm - 4pm
Courthoues Cafe 10am - 4pm 10am - 4pm 10am - 4pm
Dornoch Castle Hotel OPEN OPEN OPEN
Dornoch Inn 12pm - late CLOSED 12pm - 1am
Eagle Hotel 12pm - late 8am - late 11am - late
Gordon House 10am - 4pm CLOSED 11am - 4pm
Highland Spice 4pm - 11pm 4pm - 11pm 4pm - 11pm
Royal Golf Hotel** OPEN OPEN CLOSED


Do- opening times 31st 1st 2nd
Aspen Spa 9am - 5pm CLOSED CLOSED
Royal Dornoch Golf Course OPEN OPEN*** OPEN

* For Hogmanay Street Party

** Light lunches from 12:00pm - 2pm

*** Clubhouse closed

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