Skye & Lochalsh:
Craft Fairs and Market Events
Local Craft Scene in Skye and Lochalsh
Skye & Lochalsh area is home to a host of creative people - from jewellery makers to painters, photographers to potters.
The area enjoys a vibrant arts & crafts scene with regular events throughout the summer (Easter-Sep) and on the run up to Christmas (Nov-Dec).
These events are a great chance to explore the range of creative goodies designed and created in the local area - and to pick up thoughtful and unique gifts.
Made in Minginish Artisan Markets 2024
Visiting the Fairy Pools or Talisker Distillery? Don't miss the chance to discover the local crafts of the area with a visit to one of the Made in Minginish Artisan Markets. Taking place at the lovely Minginish Community Hall every other Wednesday April-Sep, these events feature a selection of craft stalls. Come along and meet the makers whilst enjoying a light lunch, homemade soup and homebaked cakes and scones.
The 2024 Made in Minginish Artisan Markets will take place at Minginish Community Hall (Portnalong) on the following Wednesdays:-
May 1st , 15th and 29th
June 12th and 26th
July 10th and 24th
August 7th and 21st
September 4th and 18th
Supporting Local Small Businesses
Whilst Skye & Lochalsh boasts a wide range of galleries and craft workshops that are open to the public, not all makers and artists have their own sales premises. Many rely on the craft fairs and events as their main outlets for trade.
A Great Day Out
Many craft fairs and events take place in village halls run by volunteers from the local community. As well as the craft stalls, they also offer a range of refreshments such as home baked cakes and scones, warming soups or light lunches.
Other events take place in local hotels such as Skeabost Country House Hotel, Sligachan Hotel and The Royal Hotel in Portree.
Follow the IndigoBerrySkye page on facebook for the latest dates and events details.