The Island Highland Gathering and Country Fayre is back, taking place on Sunday 22 July 2018. The Gathering raises money for Island Charities; Challenge and Adventure and Northwood House.


Set in the beautiful Northwood Park beside Northwood House in Cowes you'll find the Island Highland Gathering, an event for the whole family to enjoy. Expect Scottish pipers and drummers, live music including Celtic rock bank and Wight Hot Pipes, Scottish food, whisky tasting, Bar, BBQ and lots more.

You can enter a group of up to 5 people in the fun and games which include tug of war, toss the caber, dizzy whisky dash, haggis hurling and highland bale rolling.

For more event info and to buy admission tickets click here

Getting to the Island Highland Gathering is really easy from Southampton.

There are Red Jet departures every hour to West Cowes on Sundays from Southampton and the crossing takes just 23-25 minutes. Once in West Cowes, you can walk to Northwood House up the hill or catch the bus (service 1) for part of the way.

20% off vehicle Travel

You can get 20% off travel to Polar at Robin Hill (between 29 Nov - 21 December) using the express booking engine below. Valid for ferry crossings from Southampton to East Cowes. Standard terms and conditions of carriage apply.

Ferry Travel


No. travelling - 1 adult