Photo taken of the Historic Scotland event, Celebration of the Centuries which takes place at Fort George in Ardersier.
Here is a selection of events close to Dolphin View Cottage
19- 20th January 2019 - Strathpuffer, Strathpeffer
24 hour endurance bike ride through the night. http://www.strathpuffer.co.uk
26th to 29th January SHCGB Aviemore Sled Dog Rally
Great to see, the largest sled dog event in the UK, lots of Huskies and sleds.
9th February (cancelled) - Snowman Rally, Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness
Annual Highland Car Club rally http://www.highlandcarclub.co.uk/SnowManRally/Home.aspx
28th February - 6th 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/
10th March Inverness Half Marathon
Half marathon and 5k fun run. http://www.invernesshalfmarathon.co.uk
28th 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
2nd May to 6th May Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival
2nd to May 5th 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.
11th May Glen Affric Duathon 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
19th May Gordon Castle Highland Games and Country Fair, Fochabers. www.gordoncastlehighlandgames.co.uk
1st June, Truckness at Bogbain Farm
22nd June Highland Cross.
22nd – 23rd June. Scottish Traditional Boat Festival, Portsoy Harbour, Portsoy.
29th June 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/
6th July Forres Highland Games, Grant Park Forres
20th 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
29th July Nairn Show, Kinnudie Farm, Auldearn, Agricultural Show.
1st August Black Isle Show, Muir of Ord Agricultural show with sheep shearing, ring events, displays, flower and produce show and lots more.
1st to 3rd August. Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival, near Beauly.
Featuring an eclectic mix of acts. Previous years acts have included Tom Jones, Paloma Faith, Charlatans and the Proclaimers.
2nd to 3rd August. Highland Field Sports Fair, Moy.
Field and country sports including fly fishing, terrier racing, gun dog scurry, pipebands, falconry, archery, food and craft stalls.
8th August Grantown Show, traditional agricultural show.
10th August Highland Gathering at Castle Leod, Strathpeffer.
17th August. Nairn Royal Brackla Highland Games, Central Links, Nairn.
23rd to 25th August Thunder in the Glens, Aviemore. Loads of Harley Davidson bikes, a sound and a sight not to be missed
24th August Glenurquhart Highland Gathering and Games, Blairbeg Park, Drumnadrochit
25th August Grantown on Spey Highland Games, tug of war, pipes, cycling
8th September, Kirking of the Council. Inverness.
6th October Baxters Loch Ness Marathon and Festival of Running. Marathon, 10k, 5k races http://www.lochnessmarathon.com
26th - 27th October, Halloween in Ness Islands, Inverness.
27th 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 spectacular firework display.
31st December, Red Hot Highland Fling, Northern Meeting Park, Inverness
free Hogmanay concert
Portsoy Traditional boat festival