Raasay cheers whisky, fire and song

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

THE ISLE of Raasay has been cel­e­brat­ing whisky, fire and song.

The com­mu­nity event kicked off last Satur­day with an ar­chi­tec­tural tour of the Isle of Raasay Dis­tillery site by ABIR ar­chi­tect and Raasay res­i­dent Olli Blair, fol­lowed by a tour of Raasay House to cel­e­brate 2016 Scot­land’s Year of In­no­va­tion, Ar­chi­tec­ture and De­sign.

Olli spoke about how other build­ings on the is­land and the land­scape of the is­land it­self had in­formed the dis­tillery de­sign.

Chil­dren on the is­land then took part in an ar­chi­tec­ture cake com­pe­ti­tion, mak­ing baked items in the shape of some of the is­land’s build­ings.

In the evening, around 50 peo­ple marched through the pitch black and bit­ter cold with flam­ing torches to the bon­fire site out­side the boathouse. Then into the night the boathouse bar served Plock­ton Brew­ery beer and Raasay House warmed ev­ery­one up with a sup­per of stovies and soup with all pro­ceeds from the bar and food go­ing to­wards up­keep of the boathouse.

Peo­ple take part in the torch pro­ces­sion on the Isle of Raasay. Pho­to­graph Scott Mooney

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