Kiln Building and Casting Workshop


13410817_1585803478384177_1171288075_oThis workshop is taking place in the scenic off-grid village of Scoraig.
This is a 5 day intensive course that covers all aspects of casting: Kiln building, smelting, mould making, gravity casting, lost wax casting and sand casting.
The 5 day course inclusive of accommodation and ferrying to and from is £400 (materials and catering not included).
50% discounts available for students and seniors.
The course will begin on the 3rd -7th of October.
Deadline for deposits is 1st of September.
Course is subject to volume of interest.
To book your place on this workshop:


Scoraig Woollens at the Ullapool Christmas Fair (village hall 6-7 December)

Tapestry completed

Scoraig stitchers have at last completed their contribution to the
Scotland’s Tapestry project. Well done to all the stitchers: Aggie,
Alison, Anthea, Cathy, Djinni, Hugh, Jessie, Jill, Joanie, Kath, Nick,
Susan, Viveca and anyone else I’ve missed out. It’s been hundreds of
hours of stitching, it’s been sent back  to the organisers and returned
for more work to be done but at last we’re happy with it and we hope
they will be too. It’s going to be on display at the Scottish
Parliament through most of September, where it will join 200-odd other
panels stitched by groups from all over Scotland telling the story of
Scotland’s history and culture

Fingal’s Cave was what the organisers gave us to do and I’m sure we’ve
all cursed all those vertical lines and shades of grey/brown, and as
for the crazy paving of the rockfalls……but I think the end result
is beautiful and inspiring. Roll on the great tapestry of Scoraig.

the whole story

Scoraig Summer Market and The Bunkhouse Cafe Saturday 8th June

Saturday 8th June

Scoraig Summer Market
1:00 – 3:00 at the Secondary School
Home Grown Produce, Home spun and naturally dyed wools, Tweeds, Drawings, Photographs, Felts and lots of skilfully made arts and crafts.

The Bunkhouse Cafe
Open 12:00 – 4:00 Serving tea, coffee, soup and filled rolls and home baking.

Catch Bill’s ferry at 11:00 and return at 4:00 ( ring Bill 07747630249 )

or walk in along the loch side.

A great day out exploring this remote and peaceful peninsula.


About The Great Tapestry of Scotland
There is a new blog to record and share our experiences as we stitch our panel for The Great Tapestry of Scotland.
Our panel (sketch above) depicting Fingal’s cave, is part of a series of 150 that will all illustrate different aspects of Scottish history.
They will be displayed in the Scottish Parliament in the summer of 2013.

We can also create out own personal Scoraig design in the 3 panels at the bottom.

Follow our progress here.

Dolphins in Little Loch Broom on Thursday

photo by Andy Whisken

“We had the most amazing experience crossing the loch with Jonah on the way home, a large pod of dolphins swimming really close to the boat. There were mums with their babies swimming in such perfect unison, it was a really special thing to see.” – Susan.

More photos by Andy

A Scoraig artwork

A fabric hanging that a group of women on Scoraig have made

This will be exhibited in Ullapool at An Talla Solais as part of the George Bain decorative art exhibition 17th March – 16th April.

Well done Joany, Djinni Van Slyke, Jill, Susan, Cathy Dagg and any other stitchers not mentioned