St Duthus

Bed & Breakfast

Halkirk, Caithness, KW12 6YH

What’s On

Caithness has much to offer throughout the year ~ Highland Games, art exhibitions, live music and lots more…..

2020 ~ owing to coronavirus all scheduled events have been subject to alteration.

ANNUAL EVENTS

HALKIRK HIGHLAND GAMES   

2021:  July 31 

Always the last Saturday in July

www.halkirkgames.co.uk

CAITHNESS ARTISTS EXHIBITION 

2020: online until 31 July
85th Annual event

359 pieces, most are for sale ~ find them at

https://societyofcaithnessartists.co.uk

www.caithnessartists.com

MUSIC IN THURSO

2019/20 season: September-April (2020/21 dates to be advised)

The 2020 scheduled performances:~

February 18th:  Holland-Savaloni Duo (flute and guitar);Schubert, Grannados, Piazolla
March 20th:  Antonine Trio (horn, baritone, piano); Vaughan Williams, Strauss, Copland
April 8th:  Brodick String Quartet; Beethoven 250th Anniversary programme

www.musicinthurso.com

MEY HIGHLAND GAMES

2021:  August 7 (provisional date), 10am-5pm
John O’Groats

Highland & Cultural Games, and Scotland’s only Adaptive Para-Athlete Highland Games.
The Duke of Rothesay (Prince Charles’ title when in Scotland) is Chieftain of the Games.

JOHN O’GROATS BOOK FESTIVAL

2021:  April 22-25 (provisional dates)
3rd annual event, extended from 3 to 4 days.
Organised under the auspices of the John O’ Groats Development Trust.
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CAITHNESS SHOW

2021: July 16 & 17 (provisional dates)
County Show to be held in Thurso this year (held alternate years in Wick/Thurso)
www.caithnessshow.co.uk

DOORS OPEN DAYS

2020: digital events 10-24th September

Get into buildings!

www.dooropendays.org.uk

http://historicenvironment.scot

HIGHLAND ARCHAEOLOGY FESTIVAL

Digital version of the annual conference ~ series of free online evening talks spread over two weeks during September/October

Friday 25 September, 7.30pm ~ Megalith or Overkill?  Rethinking the multiple stone rows of Caithness and Sutherland

Talk given by Dr Kenny Brophy of the University of Glasgow

Tickets needed ~ limited places, book early

www.highlandarchaeologyfestival.org

SPECIAL TREATS COMING UP…

 

SCOTTISH OPERA

Opera Highlights ~ touring 2020

Presented at different venues each year, not in our region for Spring this year.

(Opera Highlights was presented in Halkirk’s Ross Institute in 2018 – excellent evening!) 

Pop-Up Opera 2020 ~ socially-distanced audiences ~ see website for news and booking

www.scottishopera.org.uk

THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

WICK PIPE BAND

Pipe Band Hall, High Street,Wick

www.wickpipeband.org ~ also on facebook
Weekly Scottish Variety Shows, July-September.
Street Parades during the summer.
The band performs at many local events ~ shows, Games, galas…

THURSO PIPE BAND also performs throughout the year at local events and in the Street Parades.

LYTH ARTS CENTRE, Lyth, Wick ~ lytharts.org.uk
Theatre, music, film, art, workshops…

MERLIN CINEMA, Thurso ~ merlincinemas.co.uk
Films and Event Cinema (live streaming of Royal Opera House and National Theatre productions).
Movie & Meal Deals £14.25 (£12.25 concessions)

ORKNEY

A variety of music festivals and other events run throughout the year.

www.orkney.com