Update 6th July 2023
Out of respect to the Johnston family and all at Corriegarth Estate at this very difficult time, the decision has been taken not to hold the Highland Gathering on Saturday 22nd July.
We will be in touch with all community groups, businesses and other involved parties with further information over the coming days.
Thank you for your understanding.
Update 28th June 2023
Highland Gathering Special Newsletter 2023
Read all about this year's Highland Gathering including the Main Ring Schedule, what's happening and who will be there to make it a fun filled day for all the family! This special edition will be posted through your letterboxes next week so keep an eye out for the big white envelope addressed 'to the householder'. This newsletter also contains your token for a free burger/hotdog or tea/coffee and cake so make sure you bring it along with you on the day!
Read all about it here!
Update 24th June 2023
Update 16th June 2023
Keep an eye out for all the snippets of information on The Highland Gathering Facebook Event page here.
Update 7th June 2023
The kids races have been announced! And the all important adults 100m dash! The adults Hill race will also be running again this year, keep an eye for more information dropping soon!
Update 1st June 2023
Check out this year's competition offering at the Highland Gathering! Get those miniature gardens prepared and bring them along on the day! Prizes to be won for each category!
Update 25th May 2023
Would you like to work at the Highland Gathering? We are looking for a team of people to work during the Highland Gathering to help support the event. This would suit someone looking for a summer job and extra pocket money.
If you are available on the 21st – 23rd July please send you CV and covering letter to email@example.com with Gathering Team in the subject heading.
Activities for the role will include;
-Setting up and taking down the Highland Gathering.
-Directing people on the day to the event, help with parking, vouchers, prizes and supporting volunteers/stall holders.
-Communicating activities on the day.
-Helping make the event an enjoyable day for everyone.
Update 9th May 2023
Unveiling our poster!
Update 27th April 2023
Market stall availability at this summer’s Highland Gathering!
Are you a local crafter or business with products you would like to sell? This year’s event is on the 22nd July at Corriegarth Estate, and we still have a couple of market stalls available! If you are interested and would like more information, please contact Caroline by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Update- 4th April 2023
Marquee specialists based on the Black Isle will be erecting a huge marquee with special flooring mat for the event. Hopefully this will reduce the amount of gazebos and tents blowing away this year!
Update- 7th February 2023
Back by popluar demand!
We have now taken your feedback from the 2022 event, and we can now confirm that we will hold the second The Highland Gathering on the 22nd of July 2023! If you would like to be part of the team, please email Caroline at email@example.com.
We look forward to seeing you at our first community Highland Gathering at Corriegarth Estate on Saturday 23rd July! On this page we will keep you up to date with how you can get involved; whether by volunteering to help a community group, becoming a marshall, or hosting your own stand, or taking part in one of the competitive elements of the day - we will have baking, jam making and flower arranging competitions for all ages and an art competition for children, as well as a dog show for our four-legged friends! There will be something here for everyone, and we hope you can join us.
You can also get up to date information on our Event page on Facebook by clicking here - please remember to 'like' the page for automatic updates.
Thank you to everyone who was involved in making our first Highland Gathering a success! We will share some photos and other news on this page very soon.
Winners of our Grand raffle, silent auction and competitions can be found here - Highland Gathering prize winners | 26 July 2022 | Stratherrick & Foyers Community Trust (stratherrickcommunity.org.uk)
VOLUNTEER MEETING TONIGHT
Can you spare a couple of hours next week to help us set up? Please come along to our meeting this evening (Tuesday 12th July), at Wildside - 6pm, so that we can allocate tasks.
COMMUNITY GROUP INVOLVEMENT
We are pleased that a number of our community groups are involved in the event - please come along for a chat and learn more about what they have to offer:
Boleskine Community Care
Cairngorms Mountain Rescue Team
Foyers Fire Brigade
Loch Ness Rural Communities
Soup to Go
South Loch Ness Heritage Group
Spin & Chatter
Stratherrick & Foyers Community Trust
Stratherrick Gun Club
Stratherrick Primary School Parent Council
Strathnairn Farmers Association
Wildside Toddler Group
PROMOTING LOCAL BUSINESSES
We would like to thank the local businesses who have already shown their support, with more to be confirmed:
Aaba Bouncy Castles
Calum Martin Production Services
Cheryl Heggie School of Highland Dancing
Funky Faces face painting
Kate's Woody Wonders
Lyne Mhor Croft
Miele's ice cream
The Neil Mackenzie Trust
WE NEED YOUR WELLIES
Do you have any old/ unused wellies lying around? We are happy to take them off you to use in our Welly wanging competition. If you do, please get in touch with Caroline by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and she will arrange collection.
SOMETHING FOR OUR FOUR-LEGGED FRIENDS
Even the dogs can take part! We are hosting a companion dog show, with categories for all breeds (pedigree and non-pedigree), ages and sizes. Register your entries from 12 noon on the field, with judging starting at 1pm. It is £1 to enter and proceeds are going to Munlochy Animal Aid.
Please see below for the schedule.
TAKE PART IN OUR COMPETITIONS
Below you will find details of the competitions that we will be running on the day. This is your opportunity to show us your creative side! We are also looking for your wellies - more details on this to follow soon.
HIGHLAND VOLUNTEERS WANTED
We are looking for strong and willing volunteers to help prepare the Highland Gathering site from 16th to 19th July for the event on 23rd July and to help with take down later or next day. If you can spare a few hours that would be great. Putting up marquees, moving hay bales, tables, chairs etc. The more the merrier! If you have the time and want to help with this community event please email me at email@example.com - thank you in advance.