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Sports and Pastimes – Dornoch and golf are synonymous and the world famous championship course and testing Struie course on the lower links play an important part in the life and economy of this ancient burgh.
Fishing can be enjoyed on the local rivers and lochs, and also on the Dornoch Lochans, along Sutherland Road.
Tennis, Bowls and Squash are available.
There are indoor swimming pools at Golspie and at Tain with a small one at Grannie’s Heilan’ Hame in Embo.
The area around the town is relatively flat, making it ideal for cycling and walking (Dornoch Heritage Society’s map and leaflets are available at the Tourist Office in the Square).
For the naturalist the Dornoch Firth and Fleet Estuary provide many hours of exploration and discovery in an area rich in bird life, seals and flowers.
The Dornoch beach has been awarded the E.U. Blue Flag reflecting its high quality of cleanliness which is maintained by local volunteers. Grannie’s Heilan’ Hame at Embo offers a varied seasonal programme of entertainment for clients and visitors to enjoy.