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New Year Celebrations 2019-20

Accommodation Packages

Hogmanay Package at the Royal Golf Hotel. Three nights dinner, bed & breakfast, Monday 30th December - Thursday 2nd January. £439 pp. Booking Essential (01862 810283)

Traditional New Year Celebration at Links House. Three nights dinner, bed & breakfast, Monday 30th December - Thursday 2nd January, from £949 pp. Booking Essential (01862 810279) 

For a full listing of accommodation offers see VisitDornoch


The Warm Up - Monday 30th December

An amazing 5-course Clynelish Whisky Dinner & Masterclass, at Links House, £95pp. Booking Essential (01862 810279)

The Whole Hog - Tuesday 31st December

12 noon to 8:30 pm Hogmanay meals served in the Eagle. Bar open until late

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

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 Gala Dinner - 6 course tasting menu with champagne on arrival £75 per person, booking essential (01862 810216)

7:30 pm Four Course Hogmanay Dinner at the Royal Golf Hotel with champagne and canapés on arrival  £65 per person, booking essential (01862 810283)

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 for next year's party and Hogmanay Street Party Raffle - get your tickets under the arches of the Courthouse.

Hot food from Dornoch Farm Butchers. Gin Bar in the Castle Courtyard. Hot Chocolate at Cocoa Mountain.

Warm up act under the arches  - the Three Musicteers from 10pm, mini pipe band leaves Dornoch Stores at 10:20 to march to the Square to open the party!


First Foot Forward - Wednesday 1st January

9:00 am-12:00 noon Eagle Hotel. First Foot Breakfast. Full Scottish Breakfast £10 pp - booking advised

12:15 am Gather for 12:30 pm Splash **Note later start for tide times 
Watch the brave ones doing the Dornoch Loony Dook
Soup & Porridge available! Dornoch Beach

12:00 pm Links House New Year's Day Bloody Mary Brunch. Booking Essential (01862 810279) £40 pp

7 pm Dornoch Castle Hotel - Three course New Year's Day Dinner with drinks receptions and canapés. £40pp, booking essential (01862 810216)


Spirit of the 2nd - Thursday 2nd January

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. 

Family Day in the Eagle Hotel with Magician 3 pm-5 pm

7:30 pm – Concert in the Cathedral. Entry by donation to Versus Arthritis
Featuring ‘Buttons & Bows’ and many local artists 

9pm to late 80s night with Martin Bannon singing & DJ-ing in the Eagle Hotel

Shop Opening Times 31st 1st 2nd
Aspen Spa 9:30am - 5:30pm CLOSED CLOSED
Becca Mac 10am - 5pm  CLOSED CLOSED
Carnegie Whisky Cellars 10am - 5pm 12pm - 5pm 10am - 5pm
Jail & Country Interiors 9.30am - 5pm CLOSED 11am - 5pm
Cocoa Mountain 12pm - 4pm 12pm - 4pm 12pm - 4pm
Coco Salon & Spa 9am - 5pm CLOSED CLOSED
Simply the Best 9.30am - 5:30pm 10:30am-4pm 9:30am - 5:30pm
Mitchells Chemist 9 am - 5:30pm CLOSED CLOSED
Kingcraig Fabrics 10am - 4pm CLOSED 10am - 4pm
The General Store 8am - 6:30pm CLOSED 8am - 6:30pm


Eat & Drink 31st 1st 2nd
Cocoa Mountain 10pm - late* 12pm - 4pm  12pm - 4pm
Courthouse Cafe 10am - 4pm 10am - 4pm 10am - 4pm
Dornoch Castle Hotel OPEN OPEN OPEN
Eagle Hotel 11pm - late 9am - late 11am - midnight
Harry Gow 9am - 4 pm CLOSED CLOSED
Highland Spice 4pm - 11pm 4pm - 11pm 4pm - 11pm
Pub at Grannie's Heilan' Hame



CLOSED  from 2pm


Do- opening times 31st 1st 2nd
Aspen Spa 9:30am - 5:30pm CLOSED CLOSED
Royal Dornoch Golf Course OPEN OPEN** OPEN

* For Hogmanay Street Party

** Clubhouse closed

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