Local News for Monday 6th November 2017
Honour for Harris Distillers
The Isle of Harris Distillery in Tarbert has been awarded an honour from islanders, to islanders, as the 'Cuach Comunn Leodhais agus Na Hearadh Ghlaschu' was presented on Friday by the Glasgow Lewis and Harris Association. The Cuach is a trophy presented each year to someone from Lewis and Harris who has brought honour to themselves or to the islands. The committee said: "We have been extremely impressed by the Social Distillery concept and the level of positive publicity which the Isle of Harris Distillers have generated over the last year, not just for Harris gin itself, but by extension for the Isle of Harris in general." Director Ron MacEachran, who has family connections with Scalpay, was presented with the trophy at the 130th annual gathering in Glasgow, which also featured entertainment from Joan Morrison, Kathleen Macinnes, Robert Robertson, Ronnie Murray, Rebecca and Rhianna Boyle and the Glasgow Islay Junior Choir, the night rounded off by a ceilidh with Beinn Lee.
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Local News for Friday 3rd November 2017
Winter festival dates announced
Dates for a winter festival to remember in Stornoway have been announced, among events for Scotland's National Days of Celebration: St Andrew's Day, Hogmanay and Burns Night 2017. Arts Centre An Lanntair will host a week-long programme of events surrounding St Andrew's Day, including a specially commissioned performance of 'Burns on Strings', a focus on Scottish film and themed menus offering the best of national food and drink. The winter festival, managed by EventScotland, part of VisitScotland, on behalf of the Scottish Government, will include four musical evenings, and ticket holders to these musical events will be entered into a prize draw for a hamper of Scottish goodies. Isles MP Alasdair Allan, Minister for International Development and Europe, said: "Scotland's Winter Festival is an exciting and diverse events programme, offering Scots both at home and abroad the chance to celebrate everything great about our wonderful country during the winter months." Highlights in Stornoway include Scottish singer Blue Rose Code on St Andrew’s Day, a family ceilidh with Hò-Rò on December 27th,and the now legendary Hogmanay celebration with Willie Campbell and friends, this year on Saturday December 30th.
Read more: Local News for Friday 3rd November 2017