News & Events

Local Events

The local culture is strong in music and dance. Live music of all kinds, from traditional Ceilidhs to modern rock and pop bands, are a regular feature in local hotels and halls throughout the year. Poolewe Hotel holds live traditional music events every Thursday evening during the summer. Drumchork Lodge Hotel hold regular karaoke evenings and discos all year round. Aultbea Hotel have live music every Saturday night, mainly rock, pop, blues and country & western.

  • The Great Wilderness Challenge is held in August each year One of the biggest fund raising events in the North West. A range of distances to cover for walkers and runners alike, over some of the most beautiful parts of the Highlands. Contact Alex Macrae (tel: 01445 731238).

Also check out the cultural events diary on HI-ARTS and the events listings supplied by the Highlands of Scotland Tourist Board.

Calendar of Events 2006


Poolewe Market – Poolewe Village Hall – Every Tuesday 10.00 – 2.30


Poolewe Market – Poolewe Village Hall Tuesday 14 and 28 10.00-2.30


Special Christmas markets on

Saturday 9 December
Tuesday 19 December


A full market with 18 stalls selling a vast range of items suitable for Christmas gifts

Poolewe Markets 2006
Poolewe Village Hall
Ross-shire IV22 2LD
Tel: 01445 781408
Email: [email protected]

Poolewe Market is held in Poolewe Village Hall. There is ample parking outside the Hall with disabled access, and additional parking is available 2 minutes walk away, in the village.

In 2006 markets will be held every Tuesday from 28 March until 30 October
14 and 28 November

With special Christmas markets on

Saturday 9 December

 Tuesday 19 December

10 a.m. – 2.30 p.m.

Come and visit the popular Poolewe Market during your stay in the area. There are a wide variety of stalls, including many quality locally made crafts.

Tea, coffee and homebaking are served all day, with goods on sale from the Gairloch Tourist Information Centre.

Examples of the type of products regularly available for sale:

Antiques, Books, Ceramics, Paintings, Cards, Delicious Homebaking, Fair Trade Products, Handmade Soaps, Homegrown Fruit, Vegetables and Herbs, Knitwear, Plants, Preserves, Stationery, Wrought Iron, Jewellery.

Stalls vary each week but there is always plenty to see and buy.

Gairloch Community Cinema

The community cinema was set up in October 2000 by a group of pupils at Gairloch High School and their Business Studies teacher, Mr Conway. The pupils are in charge of the day to day running of the project. They decide which films to hire, covering a wide range of interests and appropriate age groups. As well as hiring and showing the films in the High School, they also purchase and supply refreshments for sale during the performances. Showings take place on average once a fortnight.

As well as providing a popular service for local people and visitors, the cinema is proving a great test of the pupils` initiative and organisational skills.

Poolewe Village Hall is a regular venue for the many theatre and arts groups which tour the Highland region. West Coast Arts, based in Poolewe, arrange an exciting programme of local events each year. We have a web page of lyrics to some of our local songs.