An Lanntair hosted two days of crafts and cookery, as part of Bealach, the Isle of Lewis and Harris winning project for the Creative Place Awards 2015.
On Friday a group of intrepid foragers, led by Mark Williams from Galloway Wild Food, headed out to Gress Beach to scour the shore for edible delicacies, including seaweed, and razor clams.
In the evening our Head Chef Kenny and his fabulous kitchen team prepared an eight course banquet incorporating many of the freshly foraged ingredients.
Saturday started with the 2nd Annual Harris Tweed Cycle ride. The Harris Tweed Authority were on hand to lend out some of their amazing collection. The riders set off from An Lanntair, headed up to Charles Macleod‘s butcher shop for a black pudding taster.
Then around to the Castle Green before a stop by By Rosie, where all the riders were given tweed streamers for their bikes
And the last stop at Harris Tweed Hebrides, where the riders got a cooling drink before then returning to An Lanntair for scones and tea, and the presentation of the Geansaidh Buidhe and Geansaidh Geal
Laura Marshal and Buz Busbridge were the joint winners of the Geansaidh Buidhe (best dressed adult rider) for their amazing decoration of their rickshaw in Harris tweed. Daniel was the recipient of the Geansaidh Geal (best dressed young rider), having won over the judges with his Harris Tweed decorated helmet, bike and teddy bear, as well as his tweed outfit.
For the rest of the day’s activities see part 2 (coming soon)