Skye & Lochalsh:
Craft Fairs and Market Events
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
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.
2021 Local Craft Events
The good news is that some local craft events are beginning to re-open with safety restrictions in place such as limiting the number of stalls and cafe tables, and implementing social distancing measures. It is always best to check before you attend and to keep an eye on social media for updates and last minute changes.
Weekly craft market:
Made in Minginish
Made in Minginish Artisan Market
It has been confirmed that the Made in Minginish Artisan Market will be open every Wednesday from Wed 14 July to September 2021 11am to 4pm Minginish Community Hall, Portnalong, Isle of Skye.
This regular event offers an exclusive range of hand crafted goodies - all made in the Minginish area of the island. Run by a dedicated team of wonderful volunteers, there is always a warm welcome at the hall.
At the Minginish Artisan Market you will find an exclusive selection of unmanned stalls, giving you chance to browse and buy safely at leisure. A central sales table is available with credit card payment facilities. There is always a warm welcome at the hall and the chance to enjoy home baked cakes, scones, soups, drinks and snacks.
A selection of Indigo Berry jewellery will be available at the hall, along with a host of a wide range of locally made handcrafted gifts and goodies - from pottery to jams, textiles to cards.
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.
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 rely on the craft fairs and events as their main outlets for trade.
These events are hugely important to the local economy. Please support them whenever you can - thank you.
FESTIVE CRAFT FAIRS
During November and December, there are usually 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.
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 a visit from Santa! Ho Ho Ho!