Whisky, fire and song on Raasay
THE ISLE of Raasay will be jumping this weekend as it celebrates whisky, fire and song.
Organisers say the annual community event will be a fun-filled couple of days of live music, whisky drinking, architectural tours, architecture-inspired cake building and torch-lit processions.
The party will begin tomorrow (Friday November 4) with islanders and visitors dusting off their vocal cords in a lively open-mic night at Raasay House.
On Saturday November 5, to mark Scotland’s Year Of Innovation, Architecture and Design, the architects behind R&B Distillers’ Raasay distillery – ABIR architects – will be leading guests on architectural tours of Raasay, starting at 10am.
This will be followed by an architectural-themed cake competition at noon in which the creator of the most impressive baked structure will be win a voucher for lunch at Raasay House. Highlight of the weekend will be a bonfire at R&B Distillers’ Raasay Distillery followed by a torchlit procession across the island to the boathouse-turned-bar for hot snacks, whisky drinking and live music.