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Scottish Golf Open Competitions

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Why not combine a holiday in the Highlands with a golf trip and take advantage of reduced green fees by entering one of the many Golf Open competitions in Scotland. You could book a multi-centre break and play a few of the competitons or spend some time golfing with the rest of your time spend sightseeing with a multitude of things to do and see in the Scottish Highlands.

To help you along in deciding which Golf Open to take part in why not buy a copy of Open Golf from Happygolf.co.uk – the ultimate information source for open golf events in Scotland.

To view details click on the Happygolf.co.uk link and buy your copy. Don’t forget your Gael Holiday Homes accommodation whilst you are in the Highlands. Check out our Highland Golf information here – Scottish Highland Golf

Events in the Northern Highlands

Friday, April 1st, 2011

26th April – 8th May and 1st – 13th August  - Caithness Summer of Archaeology – Caithness Archaeological Trust (CAT) have launched a programme including projects, digs and events. They are looking for volunteers for their archaeological excavations at Nybster Broch on 26th April – 8th May and 1st – 13th August. To find out more contact Derek Edwards of Caithness Archaeological Trust on 01593 731 269 or email@caithnessarchaeology.org.uk

9-17 AprilWave North Festival – The event will include music, film, photography, pod casts, surf, swim, sea and sports activities around Thurso

6-8 May – Ullapool Book Festival

15-21 May – Cape Wrath Challenge information here

21 May – Slioch Horeshoe race – running, cycling and climbing – information available here

23 – 27 June – Wild about Gairloch Festival – see belowweb link

16 – 17 September – Loopallu, Ullapool

Wild about Gairloch Festival

“Wildaboutgairloch” is Scotland’s newest wildlife festival, showcasing all that is best about the world of nature at the heart of Scotland’s largest National Scenic Area, in Wester Ross.
Held in and around the Gairloch area, the festival will take place from Thursday June 23rd until Monday 27th inclusive. The organising group are the Gairloch Business Association, assisted by the Celtic Fringe Tourism Association and a wide range of other community groups, private businesses and individuals from the area.

Attractions during the event range from local walks investigating local butterfly and bat populations, to guided circuits of the Beinn Eighe Nature Reserve Mountain trail, and seagoing journeys out into the Minch to spot some of the rare species of birdlife and sea creatures to be found here. These include Whales, Porpoises, Sea Eagles,  Skuas, and many others that you will hardly ever have a chance to see normally.

The organisers have also arranged for noted experts in their field such as John Love (Sea Eagles) to come along with evening presentations on their specialist subjects – local hotels will have music on during the festival, there will be a ceilidh as part of the entertainment, and a number of venues will feature wildlife – based exhibitions . Full details can be found on the festival website at www.wildaboutgairloch.com. Funding and support for the festival has come from Scottish Natural Heritage and Awards For All.

View Gairloch self catering accommodation

Source – North Highland Tourism