Seeking an Operator for An Lanntair’s Café Bar

  • Published on: 18th May 2020
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Deadline for Initial Expressions of Interest: 5pm Wednesday 10th June 2020

An Lanntair is seeking Initial Expressions of Interest from businesses or organisations interested in operating its Café Bar.

We are looking for a partner who will buy into and genuinely share our core values as a Charity and as the major Arts Centre for the island.

  • Free to enter
  • Open and inclusive
  • We celebrate diversity and equality
  • A community space and meeting place
  • A creative space
  • A Gaelic hub
  • A truly integrated catering offer with our arts programme
  • Open all day / all evening
  • A social and welcoming space for young people, as well as the wider population
  • Welcoming to tourists – a first port of call, a hub for visitors to the islands

Interested parties are invited to send an email to to request an Information Pack.   Please read all the information provided in the Information Pack, and then submit an Initial Expression of Interest by email by 5pm Wednesday 10th June 2020

An Lanntair is the ‘go to’ arts and cultural Gaelic hub for the islands, and we would like to see a vibrant Café Bar offer in place to support this.  An Lanntair believes this needs to be a true partnership and a close working relationship will be critical, with both parties contributing positively towards achieving the most attractive and effective operation.  We are looking to find a partner who can help us achieve the following key objectives:

  • For the Café Bar to be a vibrant, diverse and active social ‘hub’, where local people, visitors and other public users feel welcome and are provided with the highest quality service.
  • For the Café Bar to be an integral element of the proposition at the centre, to support and help to draw audiences.
  • For the Café Bar to make a positive financial contribution towards An Lanntair Charity.

The Information Pack summarises what An Lanntair is about, the expectations for the Café Bar and catering at the centre, and explains to prospective partners the process and rules of engagement for expressing interest in this opportunity.  It sets out the following information:

  • Summary of Call for Expressions of Interest
  • Overview of An Lanntair
  • The Café Bar opportunity
  • Responsibilities
  • Timescale
  • How to Submit an Expression of Interest

Please email Elly Fletcher for more information.