Photo taken of the Historic Scotland event, Celebration of the Centuries which took place at Fort George in Ardersier.
Here is a selection of events close to Dolphin View Cottage
18th - 19th January 2020 - Strathpuffer, Strathpeffer
24-hour endurance bike ride through the night. http://www.strathpuffer.co.uk
25th to 26th January SHCGB Aviemore Sled Dog Rally
Great to see, the largest sled dog event in the UK, lots of Huskies and sleds.
27th February - 4th March Inverness Music Festival
A competitive music festival with a chance to develop your musical talent. https://www.list.co.uk/event/336014-inverness-music-festival/
8th March Inverness Half Marathon
Half marathon and 5k fun run. http://www.invernesshalfmarathon.co.uk
26th April Etape – Loch Ness,
Closed road cycle sportive starting and finishing in Inverness. 900m of climbing, 67 miles with timed king of the mountain stage. http://www.etapelochness.com
29th April to 4th May Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival
TBC usually beginning of May Bandstand Beer and Music Festival, Braeval Hotel Nairn.
160+ real ales, ciders and craft beers, 130 single malt whiskys, meet brewers, BBQ, pub quiz, charity stall and live music at the Bandstand bar, Crescent Road, Nairn.
2nd May Glen Affric Duathlon The Glen Affric duathlon is a run/bike/run event that is suitable for everyone. Not only will the experienced athletes find it challenging, but the environment also makes it a very rewarding event for novices. All levels are encouraged to enter. http://www.glen-affric-duathlon.co.uk
17th May Gordon Castle Highland Games and Country Fair, Fochabers. www.gordoncastlehighlandgames.co.uk
13th June, Truckness at Clune Farm, Dores
20th June Highland Cross.
20th – 21st June. Scottish Traditional Boat Festival, Portsoy Harbour, Portsoy.
4th July European Pipe Band Championship, Bught Park Inverness. Pipers, dancers and drummers gather for this spectacular event being held in Inverness for three years to 2021. for tickets visit https://www.pipinginverness.com/
4th July Forres Highland Games, Grant Park Forres
18th July Inverness Highland Games, Inverness. Traditional Highland Games (Saturday) Highlands strongest man and woman, Pipe bands, parades, tossing the caber, heavy events and kilts, bring your camera http://www.invernessfestivals.com
30th July to 1st August. Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival, near Beauly. Featuring an eclectic mix of acts. In previous years, acts have included Tom Jones, Paloma Faith, Charlatans and the Proclaimers.
1st August Nairn Show, Kinnudie Farm, Auldearn, Agricultural Show.
5th & 6th August Black Isle Show, Muir of Ord Agricultural show with sheep shearing, ring events, displays, flower and produce show and lots more.
7th & 8th August. Highland Field Sports Fair, Moy.
Field and country sports including fly fishing, terrier racing, gun dog scurry, pipe bands, falconry, archery, food and craft stalls.
13th August Grantown Show, a traditional agricultural show.
8th August Highland Gathering at Castle Leod, Strathpeffer.
TBC August. Nairn Royal Brackla Highland Games, Central Links, Nairn.
28th to 31st August Thunder in the Glens, Aviemore. Loads of Harley Davidson bikes, a sound and a sight not to be missed
22nd August Glenurquhart Highland Gathering and Games, Blairbeg Park, Drumnadrochit
TBC August Grantown on Spey Highland Games, tug of war, pipes, cycling
4th October Baxters Loch Ness Marathon and Festival of Running. Marathon, 10k, 5k races http://www.lochnessmarathon.com
25th October. The Culloden Run, A challenging 17.46km run from Culloden Battlefield passing through stunning scenery and historic landmarks; Culloden Battlefield, Clava Cairns, River Nairn and the awesome Nairn Viaduct, or a flatter 10km option. The most historic run in Scotland for Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland. https://www.chss.org.uk/supportus/fundraise-for-us/events/culloden-run/
5th November Civic Bonfire, Inverness
Free entry to the spectacular firework display.
31st December, Red Hot Highland Fling, Northern Meeting Park, Inverness
free Hogmanay concert
Portsoy Traditional boat festival
Please note: dates may change so please check before traveling.