3rd October - Flavours of Scotland

Scotland is rightly proud of its reputation for its wonderful natural larder and those who produce mouth-watering creations.  Join Hebridean Princess as we explore the wonderful culinary offerings of the Highlands and Islands.

3rd October 2017.

We set sail from Oban this evening, on passage to our overnight anchorage in Loch na Mile, Isle of Jura.

4th October 2017.

Our first port of call was Port Ellen, Islay, for a tasting and tour of the Bruichladdich Distillery.

During lunch we cruised through the Sound of Islay to Colonsay where guests enjoyed a tasting experience of oysters and honey with Andrew Abrahams at the village hall.  Andrew has supplied the ship with oysters for a number of years and also talked about his passion for honey and the black-tailed bees he keeps.

We anchored overnight in the Sound of Mull.

5th October 2017.

This morning we arrived in Tobermory for a visit to the Isle of Mull cheese farm, a traditional artisan cheesemaker and the only dairy farm on the island.

Guests relaxed on board during the afternoon as we cruised on passage to our overnight anchorage in Loch Bharcasaig, Skye.

6th October 2017.

After an early morning cruise of the west coast of Skye guests were tendered ashore at Dunvegan to visit Dunvegan Castle and Gardens and lunch at The Three Chimneys restaurant.

When all guests were safely back on board we spent the late afternoon cruising the Skye coast to our overnight anchorage off Portree.

7th October 2017.

Our morning port of call was the Isle of Raasay where guests enjoyed walks and bike rides on the island and refreshments at Raasay House.

During lunch we sailed to Kyle of Lochalsh where a coach took guests to visit Eilean Donan Castle.

We remained alongside at Kyle of Lochalsh overnight.

8th October 2017.

We spent the early part of this morning cruising north towards Loch Torridon. After a stretch of legs at Shieldaig, lunch was served at The Torridon Hotel.

A late afternoon and evening cruising south, along the Inner Sound, under the Skye Bridge and Kyle Rhea brought us to our overnight anchorage in Bloody Bay off the Isle of Mull.

9th October 2017.

Our final morning was spent cruising the Sound of Mull on passage towards the Isle of Eriska where guests were landed ashore for lunch at the Isle of Eriska hotel.

In the late afternoon we arrived at Craignure where guests travelled to Duart Castle for a Champagne Reception hosted by Sir Lachlan MacLean, ahead of the Farewell Gala Dinner back on board.

10th October 2017.

We hope that all of our disembarking guests enjoyed this culinary voyage around the Highlands and Islands of Scotland's west coast.