Bank House

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On this page we have collected a number of events taking place in the area throughout the year, which we believe are worth a visit. Obviously the list is not exhaustive, but for a more extensive list visit: VisitScotland

01-Jan-2018 First Footin' in the Suie. It is becoming a bit of a tradition to walk into the hills towards Glenfiddich to have a wee dram with some of the neighbours in a small croft.
27-Jan-2018 - 28-Jan-2018 Aviemore Sled Dog Rally. Glenmore Forest Park. One of the most challenging and prestigious of the British Siberian Husky Club's series of rallies.
See also the Siberian Husky Club website
24-Feb-2018 - 07-Mar-2018 Inverness Music Festival is a competitive event attracting over 1000 entrants to venues throughout the city. Prizes are awarded in a multitude of styles across Vocal, Instrumental, Speech, Gaelic and Scottish disciplines.
08-Apr-2018 The Glenlivet 10k 'The Most Beautiful Run in Scotland' organised by Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland
A simply fantastic running event set in the sublime picturesque landscape of Glenlivet in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. The route passes Bank House B&B. 2018 Will see the third edition of this event taking place, and we hope the weather will be as stunning as the previous two years. The event is based at the legendary Glenlivet distillery with superb hospitality and quality event organisation throughout. Runners of all levels are welcome and by taking part you are directly supporting those affected by chest, heart and stroke illness.
See also the The Glenlivet 10K website
03-May-2018 - 07-May-2018 Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival Speyside. A truly local event. A lively celebration of our national drink. You can visit and tour most of the local distileries during the festival which also features tasting sessions, a gala dinner, ceilidh and exhibitions.
See also the Spirit of Speyside website
02-Jun-2018 Cornhill Highland Games. Traditional Highland Games, held at the Cornhill Playing Field. Events start 11pm. Several Pipe Bands will be playing at various times during the day. There are the traditional heavy events as well as track and field events. In the evening there will be a disco held in the marquee and the grueling 8.5 mile Knock Hill race will be run.
See also the Cornhill Games website
??-Jun-2018 Turriff & District Pipe Band Competition. Pipe band competition for 18 pipe bands, festival of Highland dancing, bothy ballad competition, trade stands and refreshment facilities. The Haughs, Turriff.
See also the Turriff Pipe Band website
08-Jun-2018 - 10-Jun-2018 Keith Festival. The Keith Festival is run and organised by the Keith branch of the Traditional Music & Song Association of Scotland TMSA).
See also the TMSA Keith Festival website
16-Jun-2018 Oldmeldrum Sports & Highland Games. Highland Games, displays, pipe bands, Highland dancing, craft fair, trade stands, baby show, funfair, licensed marquee dances. Pleasure Park, Oldmeldrum.
See also the Oldmeldrum Sports website
30-Jun-2018 - 01-Jul-2018 Scottish Traditional Boat Festival, Portsoy. One of the biggest gathering of traditional boats in Scotland, where visitors can discover, enjoy and join in maritime activities, craft demonstrations and a programme of music, dance, drama, food fair and other activities.
See also the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival website
07-Jul-2018 Forres Highland Games. Traditional Highland Games, massed pipe bands, athletics, heavy events, Highland dancing, solo piping, grass cycling, tug-of-war and trade stands.
See also the Forres Highland Games website
21-Jul-2018 Tomintoul Highland Games Our local, and one of the oldest Highland Games in the calendar, first held in 1842
21-Jul-2018 Inverness Highland Games. The biggest and most spectacular Highland Games staged in the Scottish Highlands plays host to the World Championship for Heavies aged 40 years and over. In addition there are pipe band competitions, Highland dancing, solo piping and traditional music.
See also the Inverness Highland Games website
28-Jul-2018 Banchory Show. Agricultural show with dog show, craft fair, Highland dancing competition and the Scolty Hill race, as well as traditional fairground stalls and games.
See also the Banchory Show website
27-Jul-2018 - 29-Jul-2018 Speyfest, Fochabers. One of the north's foremost Celtic festivals, Speyfest offers a wonderful weekend of high-quality traditional and modern music, concerts, late-night ceilidhs and Celtic rock.
See also the Speyfest website
04-Aug-2018 Aberlour Highland Games, Traditional Highland Games taking place in Aberlour, 12 miles from Bank House.
See also the Aberlour Games website
05-Aug-2018 - 06-Aug-2018 Turriff Show. Scotland's largest two-day agricultural show featuring competitive classes for horses and ponies, cattle, sheep, goats, dogs, fur & feather, food, crafts, horticulture, indoor shopping mall, over 250 trade stands, ringside entertainment, children's area, funfair, children's races, Highland dancing and live bands.
See also the Turriff Show website
09-Aug-2018 Ballater Highland Games. The Ballater Highland Games is a wonderfully colourful and enjoyable day of sport, music and dancing held amongst beautiful hills on the edge of the village.
See also the Ballater Highland Games website
12-Aug-2018 - 13-Aug-2018 Keith Country Show. one of the North East's premier agricultural events. With main ring entertainment, acres of trade stands, livestock judging, show jumping, tractor pulling, live music plus a dance stage.
See also the Keith Country Show website
24-Aug-2018 - 26-Aug-2018 Thunder in the Glens. This is probably one of the lagrest Harley Davidson gatherings taking place in Europe. Most of the event takes place in Aviemore, with a 'ride-out' on Saturday leading to Grantown on Spey. Don't try to book accommodation in Aviemore during the event as it will get busy! Just come to Bank House instead!
25-Aug-2018 Lonach Highland Gathering and Games. This is one of the oldest Highland Gatherings in Scotland and is well worth a visit. Nowhere else will you see the March of Clansmen which is unique, and is led by the Lonach Pipe Band. The Men of Lonach, attired in full Highland dress armed with pikes and Lochaber battleaxes, march around the arena at 1pm. The Games are supported by the leading athletes, pipers and dancers who go through a fine programme of traditional events, in the heavy, light athletics, piping and dancing sections. Lonach march commences at 8am, Games begin at 12noon and finish around 5.30pm. Lonach Field, Bellabeg, Strathdon
See also the Lonach gathering website
01-Sep-2018 Braemar Gathering. Highland Gathering and sports events with massed pipe bands and many other attractions. Chieftain of the Gathering is HM Queen Elizabeth.
See also the Braemar Gathering website
28-Sep-2018 - 01-Oct-2018 Autumn Speyside Whisky Festival, Speyside. A truly local event. A lively celebration of our national drink. You can visit and tour most of the local distileries during the festival which also features tasting sessions, a gala dinner, ceilidh, tasting session and exhibitions.
See also the Spirit of Speyside website
06-Oct-2018 Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championship, Carrbridge. Amateur and professional chefs gather in Carrbridge from around the UK and further afield to compete for the famed Golden Spurtle trophy and claim the title as World Porridge-making Champion.
See also the Golden Spurtle website

Bank House Bed & Breakfast
Helen & Ruud Wester
Glenlivet, Moray, AB37 9EJ
+44 (0) 1807 590321

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