Find out what’s happening in Tain, Portmahomack, Inver, Hilton, Balintore, Fearn, Edderton and Nigg with our guide to all the area’s events - from hill races to highland games, pantomimes and pipe band performances, the galas and open gardens, classic car show, concerts and ceilidh’s…

Tain & District Community Awards

16 November 2018

This year sees the very first Tain and District Community Awards, where we will recognise the inspirational individuals, groups and businesses within our Community. The event kicks off with a champagne reception, followed by a stunning two course meal with wine The Awards Ceremony will commence after dinner and will be hosted by the man known as 'Mr Loch Ness' Willie Cameron a Global Ambassador for the Highlands. Then we finish the evening off with a bang to Live Music from The Cowans - 6.30 pm - 11.30 pm

For more info see the Tain & District Development Trust page.

For more info see the Events page.

Duthac Centre Christmas Craft Fair

24 November 2018

Selling a varied range of Crafts and Gifts

Duthac Centre 10 - 4 pm

Tables still available for sellers - Call Paula on : 894422

Studio Smith Christmas Fair

From 30 November 2018 to 22 December 2018

Friday 30th November 7 pm - 9 pm

Saturday 1st December and Sunday 2nd December 11 am - 5 pm

Then 11 am - 5 pm Monday to Saturday until 22nd December (Sunday by appointment)

For more info see the Studio Smith page.

For more info see the Arts & Crafts page.

Christmas Market & Christmas Light Switch On

01 December 2018

Tain Rose Garden and Tain High Street

For more info see the Tain & District Development Trust page.

For more info see the Events page.

Christmas Tree Festival

01 December 2018

5th Christmas Tree Festival

Saturday 1st December 12:00 noon– 3:00 pm at Tain Parish Church Hall

Organised by Tain & District Gardeners Club - Free admission –

Donations in aid of Tain YMCA Youth Café

Teas with home baking £2.00 (12:30-2:30 pm)

For more info see the Tain & District Gardeners Club page.

Tain Pantomime

From 06 December 2018 to 08 December 2018

Tain Pantomime Group Presents


Duthac Centre, 6th, 7th and 8th December - show starts at 7.30 pm

For more info see the Tain Pantomime Group page.

Brandon McPhee Accordianist

15 December 2018

Organised by Tain Gala Association

Brandon has toured all over the UK and Ireland – leading not just one band, but two! The Brandon McPhee Scottish Band and The Brandon McPhee Country Band both feature highly regarded and successful musicians who have many years of experience in the music industry. It says a great deal that Brandon is surrounded by such talented (and dare one say, mature) artists. Brandon has a growing catalogue of both Traditional Scottish and Country Music Albums (Pan Record label) which have sold in thousands. His cover of the Billy Ray Cyrus song “Stand” reached No.22 in the European Country Music Chart. He has had numerous TV appearances in Britain, Ireland and America and presents a weekly show, Caithness Music TV on Sky, Freesat and regionally on Freeview. He has performed privately for Prince Charles and at The Scottish Parliament.

Duthac Centre on 15th December at 7.30 pm

For more info see the Tain Gala Association page.

Tain Choral Concert

16 December 2018

Tain Choral Concert

Starts 3 pm - refreshments available

For more info see the Tain Choral Group page.

Tweed Ceilidh Band

22 December 2018

Christmas Dance - A lively ceilidh band from Inverness and Speyside. The trio have played throughout the UK and Europe, whilst retaining their weekly slot in Aviemore - which has allowed them to flourish and build a great repertoire of entertaining material. Weaving together traditional ceilidh music with funk, ska and toe-tapping beats and anything in between.

At the Duthac Centre on 22nd December.  

Upcoming Events
16 November 2018Tain & District Community Awards
24 November 2018Duthac Centre Christmas Craft Fair
30 November 2018 to 22 December 2018Studio Smith Christmas Fair
01 December 2018Christmas Market & Christmas Light Switch On
01 December 2018Christmas Tree Festival
06 December 2018 to 08 December 2018Tain Pantomime
15 December 2018Brandon McPhee Accordianist
16 December 2018Tain Choral Concert
22 December 2018Tweed Ceilidh Band
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