Summer At Eden – Meet The Makers

Exclusively Highlands presents Summer at Eden – a Meet the Makers event at the Bishops Palace, Eden Court, Inverness, where visitors can meet the artists and craftsmen, see some of them at work and have the opportunity to purchase something unique and exquisite from them.

Harris Tweed and Felt Trinket BoxesTaking place in the beautifully restored Bishops Palace, there will be over 40 exhibitors all bringing the very finest of Highland Arts, Crafts and Foods to Inverness on 7th and 8th July.  Visitors will be able to meet the Exclusively Highlands craftspeople and see some of them at work making traditional to contemporary arts and crafts.  Talk to the artists about how the local Highland landscape inspires them, how they use traditional Scottish crafting techniques and where possible Scottish materials to make authentically Highland arts and crafts, albeit often with a modern twist.

With over 40 exhibitors from all over the Highlands of Scotland, there are a wide range of crafts, including silversmiths and jewellers; felters, knitters and other textile artists; pottery, woodwork, glassware, sculpture, miniaturists and many others.  Items range from little purses or vintage style collectible toys up to sculptures and furniture crafted from whisky barrels and with price ranges to suit every budget.

HareThis new event will be on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th July from 10am until 5pm daily.  Entrance into the Meet the Makers Exhibition is free.  Eden Court is close to Inverness city centre, has ample parking and a friendly restaurant for those in need of refreshment.

Isabel Stewart, the woman behind Exclusively Highlands says “Visitors love speaking to the people who’ve actually made the items they are selling.     Members of Exclusively Highlands are extremely knowledgeable about their field of work and this gives them a chance to share that knowledge and enthusiasm with the public.”

Exclusively Highlands showcases quality wares by Highland artisans in beautiful venues around Scotland.  With a membership of over 70 artists and crafters – a  testament to the strength of their Eden Court Theatreevents and brand and an ever-growing reputation for the finest Arts, Crafts and Foods in the Highlands.  All the goods are hand crafted in the Highlands of Scotland and are carefully chosen for their unique and excellent quality. Group members make a diverse range of goods including handbags, bodices, millinery, jewellery, knitwear, soaps, paper and silk crafts, glass art, wood and ceramic sculpture, photography, pottery and furniture. There are also a whole range of food items such as preserves and sauces, baking and chocolates.  Members travel from all corners of the Highlands to bring their arts, crafts and foods to these events.   Prices range from a few pounds upwards so visitors can find something special whatever their budget.

Last year was the busiest on record for Exclusively Highlands with craft fairs across the Highlands. Isabel Stewart concluded ‘It is clear that there is a huge demand for unique and bespoke craftwork providing it is top quality and it is that that has been the secret of our success. I fully anticipate that this event will prove to be hugely popular.’

From 07/07/2012 To: 08/07/2012  10:00 – 17:00

Melanie McKay
Member of Exclusively Highlands
www.exclusivelyhighlands.co.uk
01463 250127
[email protected]


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Walking In The Scottish Highlands

Walking In The Scottish Highlands

WOW Scotland offer guided Walking In The Scottish Highlands giving you the opportunity to discover the stunning scenery that the Highlands of Scotland has to offer.

Walking Tours in The Scottish Highlands

WOW offer Walking Tours in the Scottish Highlandsto breathtakingly beautiful areas such as the Cairngorms and the North West Highlands and no previous experience is necessary as the tours are tailored to everyone’s ability. The walking tours have a duration of 4-6 hours but there are plenty of photo and snack breaks and the location chosen will offer the best weather conditions.

Guided Walks in The Highlands of Scotland

The Guided Walks in the Highlands of Scotland offered by WOW Scotland are led by Gordon Pearson who is a fully qualified mountain leader and has a passion for the outdoors. Throughout the guided walks he will share his in depth knowledge of wildlife, history and all things Scottish. Guests travel in a comfortable 7-seater people carrier and the journey times are between 45 minutes and 1.5 hours each way. WOW can also provide equipment including walking boots, waterproof jackets and trousers, rucksacks, hats and gloves.

Walking Tours in the Scottish Highlands

Walking Tours in the Scottish Highlands leave at 9.30am from outside Inverness Tourist Information Centre on Bridge Streetand generally arrive back between 5pm and 7pm. Trips cost from £35.00 per person including transport and equipment. For booking please visit the WOW Scotland Website or telephone 07919 157067.

Walking Tours In The Highlands Of Scotland

Walking Tours In The Highlands Of Scotland

Walking In The Scottish Highlands
Walking In The Scottish Highlands

 


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