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…..

APRIL 2020 ~ owing to coronavirus all scheduled events are subject to alteration/cancellation.

Annual Events


JOHN O’GROATS BOOK FESTIVAL ~ 2020:  April 23 – 26 ~ cancelled
3rd annual event, 2020 event extended from 3 to 4 days.
Organised under the auspices of the John O’ Groats Development Trust.
Visit Facebook


HALKIRK HIGHLAND GAMES ~ 2020:  July 25 ~ cancelled

Always the last Saturday in July


CAITHNESS ARTISTS EXHIBITION ~ 2020: online until 31 July
85th Annual event

359 pieces, most are for sale ~ find them at


CAITHNESS SHOW ~ 2020: July 17 & 18 ~ cancelled
County Show to be held in Thurso this year (Wick last year).




MEY HIGHLAND GAMES ~ 2020:  August 1, 10am-5pm ~ cancelled
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.



DOORS OPEN DAYS ~ 2020: September – dates to be announced

Get into buildings!


MUSIC IN THURSO ~ 2019/20 season – September-April ~ cancelled

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

Special Treats Coming Up…



Opera Highlights ~ touring 2020:-

Dates beyond Spring to be announced in April.

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)



Throughout The Year


Theatre, music, film, art, workshops…


WICK PIPE BAND, Pipe Band Hall, High Street,Wick ~ 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



Films and Event Cinema (live streaming of Royal Opera House and National Theatre productions).
Movie & Meal Deals £14.25 (£12.25 concessions)






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

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