Our popular Tales From The Fireside is back throughout 2023 !

What better way to learn about the mysteries and legends of Skye than from one of the locals.

Coinneach Maclean our local Skye historian here in Sleat, has many tales to tell regarding the true stories that created Skye’s history and heritage.

We continue to celebrate Scotland’s Year of Stories, at Duisdale House Hotel with after dinner enrichment from Coinneach, who will be by the fireside to bring to life the mysteries and unravel the misconceptions around Skye’s heritage.

From Sea Kings and Skye’s Greatest Villains to real tales of Bonnie Prince Charlie in Skye, Coinneach will entertain with a repertoire of local stories.

Whether your interest is Gaelic, Local Traditions or the Supernatural, Coinneach has many tales to tell.

Tales From The Fireside is a free event and will usually run on the first Saturday of the Month at 9pm on the following dates


2nd December; Life on Skye during the visit of Johnson and Boswell in 1775


2nd  March; The Broch Builders of Skye

6th April; Monks, Vikings, Sea Kings and Clan chiefs – Skye from 600 to 1600

11th May; Beltane – the great fire festival

1st June; The Castles of Skye: great lords and the odd villain

6th  July; MacLeods and  MacDonalds; antisocial neighbours

3rd  August; The Gaelic Other World – Supernatural beings and ‘fairy tales’

7th  September; Highland dress and tartans

5th October; August 1746 –  Bonnie Prince Charlie in Skye – “grounding” Outlander

2nd  November; From Samhainn to Guy Fawkes – the Festival of the Dead

7th  December; Life on Skye during the visit of Johnson and Boswell in 173

28th December; Hogmanay; the festival and its origins

For more information or to book your table for dinner call our reservations team on 01470 373737






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