Skye Food & Drink Festival to be held at The Aros Centre

Skye Food & Drink Festival to be held at The Aros Centre

Skye Food and Drink Festival is a celebration of food and drink from across Skye and the surrounding regions. The Festival is to be held at The Aros Centre on Wednesday 13 June and Thursday 14 June between 12noon and 11pm.


Wed, 16 May 2018


Skye Food & Drink Festival

There will be opportunities to taste and buy, cookery demonstrations, live music throughout the day and Ceilidh’s on both evenings.

The Skye Food & Drink Festival is a must for food lovers. Make your way around the variety of stalls showcasing the amazing abundance, variety and quality of food and drink produced right here on our doorstep. From whisky, gin, wine and beer producers, meat, fish, chutneys and bread, to chocolate and cheese makers, the artisan producers market at the Skye Food and Drink festival is sure to delight the taste buds.

In addition to the stalls, there will be a seated Chef Theatre marquee, where you can enjoy cookery demonstrations with some of Skye’s most celebrated chefs including Lady Claire MacDonald, Scott Davies and Calum Munro along with Patisserie Chef of the Year Helen Vass as they showcase their dishes using the finest local produce and give invaluable tips.

Experience a tutored Tasting of 5 expressions of Talisker including the exceptional Talisker 25 year old in Talisker Whisky Masterclasses. Learn how to create Misty Isle Gin’s signature cocktail, Shepherds Delight with The Isle of Skye Distillers Gin Cocktail Masterclasses.

Talisker Distillery Ambassador Lesley Taylor said: “We are delighted to sponsor Skye Food & Drink Festival this year, a fantastic event that showcases the best of locally grown and produced food and drink.”

Donald MacDonald, Festival Director, said “Aros is really looking forward to the Skye Food & Drink Festival, it’s a great community event for Skye. We are very proud to host the Festival. Events such as the Food & Drink Festival really feed in to the local economy. There is a great variety of stalls, demos and entertainment on offer. We have a fantastic line up of local chefs along with a delicious taste trail taking festivalgoers across the island.’’

Fiona Richmond, Head of Regional Food at Scotland Food & Drink, said "It's great to see the Skye Food & Drink Festival shaping up to be a fantastic event and a real celebration of the island's food and drink offering. By building relationships with producers and businesses, Skye Food & Drink Festival will ensure locals and visitors alike can enjoy the beautiful surroundings and discover more of the wonderful produce that comes from the island.”

Skye Food & Drink Festival is committed to our island and we seek to manage and mitigate the negative impacts on our environment. We commit to ensuring recycling provision across the site, reducing plastic usage as much as possible, developing sustainable travel options, collaborating with like minded people and suppliers, and working with Scottish suppliers, businesses and producers.

We seek to maximise the opportunities to create positive impact in the area for our communities including involvement from local food & drink producers and suppliers, partnerships with local chefs and restaurants, promotion of Skye as a whole, skills development opportunities for young people and performance opportunities for community groups.

Take a look at the festival web site, check out what's on and make sure you put the date in your diary!

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