Upcoming Events

Title Start Date Start Time End Time Location Description Extra Info
National Whale and Dolphin Watch week Saturday 28 July 2018 04:00pm 06:00pm Kilt Rock

Public watch for Whales and Dolphins, supporting National Whale and Dolphin Watch

National Whale and Dolphin Watch week Tuesday 31 July 2018 12:00pm 03:00pm Rubha Hunish

Public watch for Whales and Dolphins, supporting National Whale and Dolphin Watch

National Whale and Dolphin Watch week Wednesday 01 August 2018 04:00pm 06:00pm Rigg viewpoint

Public watch for Whales and Dolphins, supporting National Whale and Dolphin Watch

Raasay Distillery Barley Trial Open Day Thursday 02 August 2018 12:00pm 03:00pm Raasay Distillery

2nd August 2018 will mark a historic milestone in our journey towards the first bottling of Isle of Raasay Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Its our second Raasay Barley Trial Open Day but perhaps even more significant is the fact that we will be mashing the first purely Raasay-grown malted barley crop.

Throughout the Day: Free Distillery Tours

  • Free tours of the distillery will be available throughout the day.

12pm-1pm: Presentations in the Gathering Room:

  • Peter Martin, Director, Agronomy Institute, University of the Highlands and Islands, Orkney College UHI – An introduction to Barley varieties and why commercial varieties of Barley do not ripen on Raasay.
  • Alasdair Day, Co-founder – Background to the Raasay barley variety trial project.
  • Hugh Alexander, Curio Group – The process of micro malting the Raasay Barley.

1pm-1.30pm: Barley Field Visit

  • Visit to the Barley Trial field to view and inspect the crops.

1.30pm-2pm: Lunch & Refreshments Served 

  • Lunch, tea, coffee & soft/alcoholic drinks available for purchase in the Gathering Room.

2pm-3pm: Raasay Barley Mashing

  • The mashing of the first Raasay Barley will take place.
Website - https://raasaydistillery.com/raasay-distillery-events/raasay-barley-trial-open-day-2nd-august-2018/
Skye Agricultural Show Saturday 04 August 2018 10:00am 06:00pm King George V Playing Field, Park Road, Portree

Please to be asked to do photography for the show again.  Looks like its horses and the awards ceremony this year.

Website - http://www.skyeshow.org.uk/ Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/Skye-Agricultural-Society-114392338649465/
Harris and Lewis Friday 22 March 2019 Harris and Lewis

Weekend of Photography opportunities on Harris and Lewis.

Orca Watch Friday 17 May 2019 Caithness

The upcoming Orca Watch event will take place on the 17th-26th May in Caithness, around the Orkney and Shetland Isles!

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