What’s on in the area


DEC 6:30 pm MON

Rehearsal Sutherland Youth Choir


Looking for new members from 7 to 17 years to help create and build a fun, energetic choir. The Choir will sing rock, pop, folk, traditional music and much more besides. More info tel:7780716200 or email sychoir1@gmail.com


DEC 5 pm FRI

Film screenings

Bonar Bridge community hall

Friday 20th Dec: Kids Cinema organised by Kyle of Sutherland Gala Week. £3 entry; includes hot dog, popcorn and drink. Kyle of Sutherland Cinema Club film nights at 7:30 pm (over 15s): 10th & 24th January, 14th February. Free / £2 Refreshments.


DEC 7:30 pm FRI

Elephant Sessions

ironworks, inverness

Ironworks, Inverness Winners Of The BBC Scots Trad Music Awards ‘Album Of The Year’ 2017 And ‘Live Act Of The Year’ 2018. Progressive blend of intricate tunes, engulfing guitars, with a bass and drum heavy backline, a unique brand of indie folk. £13.00 / Over 14s. 


DEC 11 am-1 pm SAT

Christmas workshops

Dornoch Social Club

Make your own gifts and decorations. Workshops: Coast Candle Co. Bookings: 07921 816360 / £25. Rag Wreath Making Bookings: 01549 402050 /£10. Crochet Tree Decorations. Bookings: 01862 810431 / £10. Food & Drink Treats. Bookings: 07802 218596 / £10.


DEC 7-9 pm SAT

Winter Solstice Stars and Stories

Abriachan Forest Trust, Inverness

Hosted by Highland  Astronomy and Abriachan  community. Solstice and Yuletide special of  targazing and storytelling with best selling author John D. Burns and local  astronomer Stephen Mackintosh. More info on 
abriachanforest@gmail.com or 01463 861236.


DEC 11:15 pm TUE

Cristmas Services

Kyle of Sutherland Churches

CREICH: Sunday 22nd: A service with a Nativity ‘play’. 10:30 am. Tuesday 24th: Watchnight service at 11:15 pm.
ROSEHALL: Tuesday 24 at 11:15 pm: Candlelight Christmas Eve service.



DEC 11 am – 5 pm 

Winter Show

Studio Smith, Tain

New Paintings by Ingebjorg and Inger Smith, Original Prints by Louise Worthy and lots of unusual gifts all at affordable prices.


DEC 8 pm FRI

Pub Quiz

Achness Hotel, Rosehall

Come along to have fun while raising funds for Rosehall Village Hall. Friday 7th February, also 8 pm, in aid of Rosehall Church of Scotland.


DEC 7:30 – 11 pm SAT

Mànran & Rura

Strathpeffer Pavilion

Each December 28th Mànran return to the Strathpeffer Pavilion with a special guest and this year they welcome their great friends and multi award-wining band Rura. £22


JAN 7 pm SAT

Auld New Year Ceilidh

Bonar Bridge Community Hall

Organised by Sutherland Sessions. Come along to celebrate the new year. Entry by donation, BYOB and music from local artists.


JAN 7:30-9 pm MON

Lauren MacCallum: Activism Through Adventure

The Highland Council Chamber, Inverness

By Royal Scottish Geographical Society. Part of the RSGS Inspiring People talks programme. Get outside and Protect Our Winters with Lauren MacCallum. £11.37


JAN 7:30 pm FRI

Mad Ferrets

Carnegie Hall, Portmahomack

The Mad Ferret Band are known for their hard hitting blend of traditional and contemporary folk music. Yes, most of their songs are about alcohol, so if you don’t like drinking you better like dancing! 7:30 for 8pm, Entry £10. BYOB



JAN 10 am SAT

Balance Bike & Beginners Pedal Bike Sessions

Invershin Hall

Balance bike sessions will help your child gain confidence and balancing skills. Aimed at 1-5 yrs. Pedal bike sessions are aimed at children who are ready to move on to a pedal bike without stabilisers (must be able to pedal other sit on toys). Aimed at 2-5 yrs. Balance bikes available. More info: Elissa Steven 07743 228661


JAN 7:30 pm WED

The Snow Queen

Eden Court, Inverness

World premiere of The Snow Queen. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s much-loved tale. This glittering new production will be set to the music of Rimsky-Korsakov, performed live by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra. Until 1st February.


FEB 7 pm FRI

Tom Walker

Strathpeffer Pavilion

Tom Walker broke through with his international hit single “Leave A Light On” which hit the #1 spot in the iTunes chart in 17 countries including the UK and has sold over 2 million copies worldwide.


FEB 7-10 pm SAT

School Ceilidh

Bonar Bridge Community Hall

Come along to this ceilidh fundraising for Bonar Bridge Primary School Funds.


FEB 8-11 pm FRI

Road Trip: East
The Coaltown Daisies

Carnegie Hall Café, Portmahomack

The Coaltown Daisies are a duo of singer-songwriters who write and perform dynamic folk, soul and americana music.

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