Skye & Lochalsh:

CRAFT FAIRS & EVENTS

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Local Craft Scene

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 and festive seasons  

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Craft Fairs

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.   

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A Great Day Out

Most craft fairs and events take place in village halls and are run by volunteers from the local community. 

 

As well as the craft stalls, most venues also offer food & refreshments such as home baked cakes and scones. 

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Supporting
Small Local 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 of them, rely on the craft fairs and events as their main outlets for trade.

 

These events are hugely important to the local economy. 

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Weekly craft market:

Made in Minginish

 
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Made in Minginish Artisan Market

Wednesdays 11-4 April-Sep

Minginish Community Hall

The Indigo Berry stall is a regular fixture at this friendly craft market and it is always a joy to be there. 

Exclusive range of hand crafted goodies all made in the Minginish area of the island. There is always a warm welcome and the chance to enjoy home baked cakes, scones, soups and snacks.  

The event is run by a small army of wonderful volunteers who ensure that everything runs smoothly - baking, cooking, serving, washing up, setting up and taking down the tables, and always with a smile. 

Christmas Shopping:

FESTIVE CRAFT FAIRS

 
Christmas Shopping

During November and December, there are several festive craft fairs to choose from. As well as those hosted at village halls, there are also a couple that take place at local hotels - at Sligachan and Skeabost. 

Get into the festive spirit! 

These events are a great opportunity to pick up unique gifts for the whole family. 

There may even be live music, mulled wine, mince pies ... and if you are very lucky...

 a visit from Santa!

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Dates for your diary:

2021 craft events

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FORTHCOMING EVENTS

At the moment, plans are still in place for festive craft markets later in the year. 

Dates are as yet to be confirmed for:-

Sligachan Festive Market 

Skeabost Hotel Christmas Market

Dates for 2021 events will be posted on the Indigo Berry website as soon as these are confirmed. 

Made in Minginish Artisan Market

usually takes place mid April-mid Sep every Wednesday 11-4 at Minginish Community Hall 

There are also craft fairs at Minginish Community Hall at Easter, mid August and Christmas - dates for 2021 to be confirmed.

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