Events | Small Isles
Each year the following events take place: Arisaig Highland Games (last Wednesday of July),
Mallaig & Morar Highland Games (first Sunday in August),
Glenfinnan Gathering (usually the Saturday nearest to 19 August), as well as the annual Road to the Isles Show (10 June 2017).
Other events during 2017 include the Loch Shiel Festival (20 - 23 April), Half Marathon (29 April), Wild Lochaber Festival (May), Morar Gala Day (27 May), Isle of Muck Open Day (mid June), Arisaig Village Picnic (25 June), Feis Eigg (5-7 July), Small Isles Games (22 July on Rum), Mallaig Maritime Day (22 July), Annual craft fair at Astley Hall Arisaig (25 July), Knoydart Games (5 August), The Road to the Isles Triathlon (10 September), Feis na Mara (October), Christmas craft fair at Astley Hall, Arisaig (November).
2017 sees the 20th anniversary of the community buyout of the Isle of Eigg. This will be celebrated with events on 12th June and also with the annual ceilidh on 17th June.
A Write Highland Hoolie, Mallaig's Book Festival which began in 2016 will run again from 10 to 12 November 2017.
The Road to the Isles Food and Drink Festival (September) was very successful in 2016 and it is hoped to run it again for 2017.
Guided walks with the Sound of Arisaig Ranger Angus Macintyre (tel: 01687 462983) are available from April to September. Click here for online calendar.
The Knoydart Foundation Ranger Service offers guided walks which are designed to fit in between ferries so you can come for a day trip from Mallaig. Please contact them in advance to check before making your journey - tel: 01687 462242. The Rangers are also available for tailor-made guided walks, wildlife walks and team-building events.
Here are some of the upcoming events on the Road to the Isles calendar:
Isle of Eigg anniversary ceilidh
Saturday, 17th June 2017
Annual ceilidh for the 20th anniversary of the community buyout
Wednesday, 5th July 2017
5 - 7 July 2017: Feis Eige is part of Feisean nan Gaidheal, the association of tuition festivals in the Highlands and Islands
Small Isles Games
Saturday, 22nd July 2017
The annual Games with competitors from the Small Isles. For 2017 it will be hosted by the Isle of Rum.
Astley Hall in Arisaig - frequent events (see calendar on their web site)
Glenuig Hall - frequent events
Thursday night is Quiz Night at the Morar Hotel - starts at 8pm in Morar Bar (£1 per person, maximum 4 per team).
The Chlachain Inn in Mallaig also has a Quiz night on Thursdays.
Thursday is music night at the Glenfinnan House Hotel from 9pm in the bar.
Friday night is music night in the Arisaig Hotel Crofters Rest bar, so bring an instrument if you have one and join in.
The Arisaig Acoustic Music Club showcases live folk music with monthly gigs at the Arisaig Hotel.
Local produce fairs with food, plants, crafts & gifts are held at Astley Hall in Arisaig with a soup & sandwich lunch every month over the summer usually on the third Thursday (April - September).
The Mallaig and Morar Craft Fayre (with Soup and Sandwiches) is held on various Sundays in the Mallaig & Morar Community Centre (30 April, 4 June, 9 July, 6 August, 3 September, 2 December 2017)..
View the local community newspaper West Word for more local events.