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