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August 2018

Summer holiday Family Fun at Armadale Castle

August 2, 2018
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Thursday, repeating until August 30, 2018

There’s lots of fun for all the family this summer at Armadale Castle – whatever the weather. Every Thursday during July & August, drop in for arts & crafts, games, stories and songs for all the family in the Museum of the Isles, Armadale Castle’s award-winning museum. Activities explore children’s lives 100 years ago to mark this year’s temporary exhibition, ‘Coming Home’. Every day, there are children’s trails, an adventure playpark, a family-friendly cafe and lots of space to run…

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The Islands & The Whales Film

August 3, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Life on the Faeroe Islands In their remote home in the North Atlantic, the Faroe Islanders have always eaten what nature could provide, taking pride in putting local food on the table. The land yields little, so they have always relied on harvesting what can be found at sea. For generations, hunting whales and seabirds kept them alive and gave them the way of life they love; a life they would pass on to their children. But today they face…

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Live Music: Woo Town Hillbillies

August 3, 2018 @ 9:30 pm - August 4, 2018 @ 9:30 pm
Seumas’ Bar, Sligachan Hotel
Isle of Skye,

If it's an energetic, fun-filled night of entertainment you're after, don't hesitate to get yourself down to Seumas' Bar. The Woo Town Hillbillies will be playing on 3rd August and promise to deliver some seriously good music to get you tapping your feet! Expect high-flying bluegrass mixed with a smattering of beautiful heartfelt tunes, accompanied by harmonies. Bring your dancing shoes! See their Facebook page 

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The McDougalls; Treasure Hunt

August 4, 2018
Aros Centre Portree, IV51 9EU United Kingdom

Max, Auntie Aggie and Morag the Rabbit are a quest: to find the lost treasure once belonging to Captain McDougall and his motley crew! It’s buried somewhere on a Desert Island and they need your help to find it… Help follow the treasure map across land and sea and meet some terrific tropical creatures and characters along the way. Will The McDougalls find the old treasure chest before the naughty pirates? Find out in this swashbuckling, interactive musical adventure for…

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Skye Agricultural Show

August 4, 2018

Guaranteed fun for the entire family, the Skye Agricultural Show will offer a packed programme of events, including a wide variety of stock competitions, demonstrations and attractions. Look forward to... Isle of Skye Pipe band Highland dancing Skye Birds of Prey Children’s races Shearing demonstrations

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Birdfall Exhibition

August 6, 2018 - August 31, 2018
Aros Centre Portree, IV51 9EU United Kingdom

‘Visiting this shoreline, aware that sky and ocean might one day be clear of their presence, that I might soon stroll round here and find both fish and fowl have disappeared.’ Extract from ‘Terns’ Birdfall is a collaboration of poetry and art by Donald S. Murray and Douglas Robertson. The poetry and art in the exhibition encourage the viewer to take a fresh look at the familiar birds of our coastline but also take care to underline the fragile and…

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Block Printing Workshop with Philippa Thomas

August 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
£30

Join artist and designer Philippa Thomas for an introduction to block printing. Limited spaces so book fast!

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Maighread Stewart and Ingrid Henderson

August 7, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Renowned Gaelic singer, Margaret Stewart and Lochaber based clarsach virtuoso, Ingrid Henderson, are world-class performers in their individual fields and together they produce a sound which is abounding in substance and class. The evening will commence with a set from young and local talent. Adult £15 | Member £13 | Student £13 | Young person £8 | Seasons Free |Under 10s Free  

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Isle of Skye Highland Games 2018

August 8, 2018
Portree United Kingdom

The Games are one of the highlights of the Isle of Skye calendar. Not to be missed! The Games will include many of the classic events such as putting the stone, tossing the caber, tug-of-war, as well as Highland Dancing and bagpiping competitions.

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Made in Minginish Artisan Market

August 8, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until September 12, 2018

'Made in Minginish' is a group of artists and craftsmen living and working within the Minginish area of Skye. Minginish includes of the townships of Carbost, Fernilea, Portnalong, Fiskavaig, Eynort, Talisker, & Glenbrittle. Most of our members do not have their own galleries or shops but come together to showcase their work at the Artisan Market held at Minginish Community Hall in Portnalong. This market is held every Wednesday from late April until mid-September, and is an opportunity for visitors…

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The Kaela Rowan Band

August 8, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Armadale Castle Sleat, IV45 8RS United Kingdom

Much in demand for her beautiful voice, Kaela Rowan began her career in folk bands and playing sessions and festivals around her home in the Highlands. She has since forged her own unique path in the Scottish music scene. Kaela is accompanied by James Mackintosh (Shooglenifty, String Sisters) on guitar and percussion, and Ewan MacPherson (Shooglenifty, Salt House) on guitar, mandolin and jaw harp. The evening will open with a set from some local young talent. Adult £15  | Member £13 | Student £13 | Young person…

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Summer holiday Family Fun at Armadale Castle

August 9, 2018
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Thursday, repeating until August 30, 2018

There’s lots of fun for all the family this summer at Armadale Castle – whatever the weather. Every Thursday during July & August, drop in for arts & crafts, games, stories and songs for all the family in the Museum of the Isles, Armadale Castle’s award-winning museum. Activities explore children’s lives 100 years ago to mark this year’s temporary exhibition, ‘Coming Home’. Every day, there are children’s trails, an adventure playpark, a family-friendly cafe and lots of space to run…

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Osiligi Maasai Warriors

August 9, 2018

Head to Aros to watch a tribal group from southern Kenya perform authentic Maasai song, dance and drama, as well as their famed jumping. The Osiligi Warriors work with a small charity – Osiligi Charity Projects – and this has led to the transformation of their local community with new water stations, orphanage, community centre and primary school. Buy Tickets

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Highland Showcase

August 9, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Aros Centre Portree, IV51 9EU United Kingdom

A traditional evening of Highland dance, music & song by local performers. Buy tickets for this showcase of local emerging talent: Isle of Skye Youth Pipe Band, Fiddlers, Gaelic Singers, Accordionists, Solo Pipers, Pianists, and Highland Dancers hosted by Cailean Maclean. At the interval enjoy complimentary, traditional, home-baked oatcakes along with a cup of tea or coffee. £10 | £5 U16

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Kyleakin Gala

August 11, 2018
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Annual gala day filled with family entertainment, including stalls, bouncy castles and kids' games, tug-o-war, climbing wall, refreshments and a variety of other activities to partake in. The day includes the 10K Skye Bridge Road Race, which begins at 12pm.

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Quiraing 10K Race

August 11, 2018

The Quiraing 10K is a fantastic road race on Skye starting at the base of the iconic Quiraing and finishing in the fishing village of Uig. It forms part of the Uig Gala Day, an annual event in August that raises money for local groups and charities. Registration: from 9:30 am to 10:15 am Race start: 11 am at the Quiraing

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Skye Bridge 10k

August 11, 2018 @ 12:00 pm

The Bridge 10k was established in 1999 and will be held as part of the Gala festivities. Entry for the race begins at 10am at Kyleakin Hall.  The race starts at 12pm. Entry: £10 Facebook page

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Charlie McKerron

August 14, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Internationally regarded as one of Scotland’s finest fiddle players, Charlie McKerron leads his summer fiddle camp this week, so is a regular visitor to Fèis an Eilein, always packing the venue. Charlie is a key member of the highly successful Capercaillie and has collaborated with many other musicians, and played with other noted bands such as SessionA9. He will be joined on the night by singer and guitarist, Marc Clement, a professional musician for nearly 30 years who played the guitar with Bruce McGregor for many years.   Adult…

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Made in Minginish Artisan Market

August 15, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until September 12, 2018

'Made in Minginish' is a group of artists and craftsmen living and working within the Minginish area of Skye. Minginish includes of the townships of Carbost, Fernilea, Portnalong, Fiskavaig, Eynort, Talisker, & Glenbrittle. Most of our members do not have their own galleries or shops but come together to showcase their work at the Artisan Market held at Minginish Community Hall in Portnalong. This market is held every Wednesday from late April until mid-September, and is an opportunity for visitors…

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Summer holiday Family Fun at Armadale Castle

August 16, 2018
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Thursday, repeating until August 30, 2018

There’s lots of fun for all the family this summer at Armadale Castle – whatever the weather. Every Thursday during July & August, drop in for arts & crafts, games, stories and songs for all the family in the Museum of the Isles, Armadale Castle’s award-winning museum. Activities explore children’s lives 100 years ago to mark this year’s temporary exhibition, ‘Coming Home’. Every day, there are children’s trails, an adventure playpark, a family-friendly cafe and lots of space to run…

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Elvis: 68′ Comeback Special

August 16, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Aros Centre Portree, IV51 9EU United Kingdom

See the iconic television special starring singer Elvis Presley, that originally aired on December 3, 1968. It marked Elvis Presley’s return to live performance and re-launched his singing career. This anniversary event includes the legendary television special, plus an exclusive look at the making of the special, featuring a walkthrough of the NBC soundstage with insights from producer Steve Binder and Priscilla Presley. £8.95 | £8.45 CONC | £6.95 U16

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Saltfish Forty

August 17, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Orcadian duo Douglas Montgomery (fiddle and viola) and Brian Cromarty (songs, guitar and mandola) combine the rich traditional music of Orkney with original compositions. The powerhouse partnership has gained a devoted following throughout the UK and beyond. Adults £15 | Members £13 | Students £13 | Young Person £8 | Seasons Free | Under 10s Free Reserve tickets

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Made in Minginish Artisan Market

August 22, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until September 12, 2018

'Made in Minginish' is a group of artists and craftsmen living and working within the Minginish area of Skye. Minginish includes of the townships of Carbost, Fernilea, Portnalong, Fiskavaig, Eynort, Talisker, & Glenbrittle. Most of our members do not have their own galleries or shops but come together to showcase their work at the Artisan Market held at Minginish Community Hall in Portnalong. This market is held every Wednesday from late April until mid-September, and is an opportunity for visitors…

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Adam Sutherland

August 22, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Adam Sutherland is a fiddler, composer and teacher from Errogie on the south side of Loch Ness, who has toured the world with Session A9, Treacherous Orchestra and Peatbog Faeries. Named Composer of the Year at the recent Scots Trad Music Awards, Adam has become one of the most well-known fiddler players in Scotland. Many of his tunes can be heard in sessions worldwide, particularly The Road to Errogie. This ludicrously infectious reel has so far been recorded on 40 different albums, by artists hailing from Spain to…

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Summer holiday Family Fun at Armadale Castle

August 23, 2018
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Thursday, repeating until August 30, 2018

There’s lots of fun for all the family this summer at Armadale Castle – whatever the weather. Every Thursday during July & August, drop in for arts & crafts, games, stories and songs for all the family in the Museum of the Isles, Armadale Castle’s award-winning museum. Activities explore children’s lives 100 years ago to mark this year’s temporary exhibition, ‘Coming Home’. Every day, there are children’s trails, an adventure playpark, a family-friendly cafe and lots of space to run…

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Ragadawn

August 25, 2018 @ 5:00 am - 8:00 am

Set your alarm clock early for a celebratory sunrise performance of Ragadawn by internationally acclaimed artist Caroline Bergvall, followed by a locally-sourced breakfast. Performed outdoors at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig from the last hours of the night until the very early morning. Ragadawn is a multisensory composition for two voices (spoken and sung), multiple languages, including Gaelic, and electronic frequencies to accompany the rising of day. The vocal composition at the heart of the work is by the British composer Gavin…

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Made in Minginish Artisan Market

August 29, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until September 12, 2018

'Made in Minginish' is a group of artists and craftsmen living and working within the Minginish area of Skye. Minginish includes of the townships of Carbost, Fernilea, Portnalong, Fiskavaig, Eynort, Talisker, & Glenbrittle. Most of our members do not have their own galleries or shops but come together to showcase their work at the Artisan Market held at Minginish Community Hall in Portnalong. This market is held every Wednesday from late April until mid-September, and is an opportunity for visitors…

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Summer holiday Family Fun at Armadale Castle

August 30, 2018
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Thursday, repeating until August 30, 2018

There’s lots of fun for all the family this summer at Armadale Castle – whatever the weather. Every Thursday during July & August, drop in for arts & crafts, games, stories and songs for all the family in the Museum of the Isles, Armadale Castle’s award-winning museum. Activities explore children’s lives 100 years ago to mark this year’s temporary exhibition, ‘Coming Home’. Every day, there are children’s trails, an adventure playpark, a family-friendly cafe and lots of space to run…

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Jonas Kaufmann: Under the Stars

August 30, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Aros Centre Portree, IV51 9EU United Kingdom
Jonas Kaufmann

Regarded as one of the world's greatest tenors, Jonas Kaufmann has captivated audiences across the globe with his incredible voice. Join him this summer for a spectacular outdoor concert, captured live at Berlin's iconic Waldbuhne amphitheatre. The star tenor will perform famous arias and timeless Italian songs from his bestselling album Dolce Vita, in what promises to be a magical night of music under the stars. £15 | £13 CONC | £11 U16 Buy tickets

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Far, Far From Ypres

August 31, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Aros Centre Portree, IV51 9EU United Kingdom

Far, Far From Ypres is a critically acclaimed production featuring the songs, poems & stories of World War One. With a cast of 26 performers, including Barbara Dickson, Siobhan Miller, Dick Gaughan, Ian McCalman, Professor Gary West, Stephen Quigg and Ian Bruce, the songs of the war are seamlessly linked by narrator Iain Anderson and accompanied by a range of projected images, bringing to life Scotland’s contribution to the war effort, both on the front line and at home.  “Far, far…

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September 2018

Made in Minginish Artisan Market

September 5, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until September 12, 2018

'Made in Minginish' is a group of artists and craftsmen living and working within the Minginish area of Skye. Minginish includes of the townships of Carbost, Fernilea, Portnalong, Fiskavaig, Eynort, Talisker, & Glenbrittle. Most of our members do not have their own galleries or shops but come together to showcase their work at the Artisan Market held at Minginish Community Hall in Portnalong. This market is held every Wednesday from late April until mid-September, and is an opportunity for visitors…

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Wet Wet Wet’s Graeme Clark

September 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Aros Centre Portree, IV51 9EU United Kingdom

Questions, answers and live acoustic performance by Wet Wet Wets Graeme Clark bringing his solo music and band hits to Skye this September. Support confirmed as Portree and District Choir. Some people just need to be busy. Sitting around looking at the sunset doesn’t feel right. Graeme Clark is one of those individuals. Each year he continues to stretch his horizons with new music and performances that aim to cut through the bluster and bring his songs and stories to…

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Made in Minginish Artisan Market

September 12, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until September 12, 2018

'Made in Minginish' is a group of artists and craftsmen living and working within the Minginish area of Skye. Minginish includes of the townships of Carbost, Fernilea, Portnalong, Fiskavaig, Eynort, Talisker, & Glenbrittle. Most of our members do not have their own galleries or shops but come together to showcase their work at the Artisan Market held at Minginish Community Hall in Portnalong. This market is held every Wednesday from late April until mid-September, and is an opportunity for visitors…

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Scalarama Skye // 100 years of Margaret Tait

September 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Atlas Office, Skye Gathering Hall, Basement
Portree, IV51 9BZ
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To celebrate Margaret Tait’s centenary, ATLAS will present a selection of her films in a special one-off screening. The works show the breadth of her practice from experiments with painting directly onto film stock in works such as Calypso (1955) to Portrait of Ga (1952) where Tait creates a personal biography of her mother and life in Orkney where she grew up. As part of the event, April (2018) by Sarah Forrest will also be screened. Forrest was the recipient…

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Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain

September 19, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

In 1988, two members from two of Scotland’s leading bands, The Boys of The Lough and Silly Wizard, came together to work on a television series. You could say the rest is history... Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham enjoyed performing together so much that they decided to have a small tour that year. This sparked a remarkable working relationship and friendship that has endured and continued to thrive, taking them on trips worldwide. Thirty years later, they're filling not only…

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Skye Live

September 21, 2018 - September 22, 2018
Portree United Kingdom
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The extremely popular Skye Live is an annual two-day music festival in unique surroundings above Portree. This year's lineup includes: Denis Sulta / Vessels / Pictish Trail / Session A9 / Niteworks / Fort Romeau / Moxie / Or:la / Dan Shake / Eclair Fifi presents Saoirse + Big Miz + Afrodeutsche / Firecracker Recordings present Mac-Talla Nan Creag / Kinnaris Quintet / Heisk / Tamzene Single day and weekend tickets are available- See event website for details.  

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Viva Neil Diamond

September 29, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

Whilst performing in Las Vegas two years ago, Bob Drury was described as “one of the world’s finest vocal tributes to Neil Diamond” and he’s now back touring the UK with his new show, celebrating the legendary Neil Diamond and his incredible back catalogue of songs. Bob Drury’s one-man show is an absolute ‘must-see’ for any Diamond fans. Prepare to be blown away by his vocal likeness which has been delighting audiences around the world. This year’s show includes all…

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October 2018

Doug Allan : Wild Images, Wild Life

October 14, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Aros Centre Portree, IV51 9EU United Kingdom
£14 – £16
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This October join multi-award winning wildlife cameraman Doug Allan for an evening of behind the scenes stories in a show that is both entertaining and informative as well as being suitable for all the family. With 35 years experience of filming wildlife in some of the most remote places on the planet, from the Arctic to some of the deepest of oceans, Doug highlights the most challenging assignments of his career. Find out if snow leopards or leopard seals are…

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Group Foraging Day @ Kinloch Lodge

October 27, 2018
Kinloch Lodge Sleat, IV43 8QY United Kingdom
£125

Kinloch's own guide, Mitchell Partridge, shares his local knowledge and ‘craic’. With  every step there’s a tasty treat to be uncovered. Find edible mushrooms, wild garlic and sorrel in the forest, and along the shoreline, delicious seaweeds, mussels, samphire and the unappetising sounding, but totally scrumptious, scurvy grass.

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February 2019

Skye and Lochalsh Taste Local Awards 2019

February 27 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sligachan Hotel, Sligachan IV47 8SW
Taste Local Awards

Skye & Lochalsh Taste Local Awards 2019 winners to be unveiled tomorrow Winners will be announced at a lunchtime awards ceremony celebrating the use of local produce The winners of the 2019 Taste Local Awards will be revealed tomorrow (Wednesday, February 27) at a lunchtime awards ceremony held at the Sligachan Hotel on the Isle of Skye. Awards will be presented across 10 categories – ranging from Best Restaurant to Best Retailer – with 21 local businesses shortlisted in the…

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