March Round Up

March brought with it cold temperatures, snow, ice and the most beautiful start of spring.

We’ve had another busy month full of live music, art, and lot’s of workshops. Find out what’s been happening at Talla na Mara below!

Exhibition opening ‘Hebridean Impressions’

Gill Thompsons exhibition ‘Hebridean Impressions’ began with another fantastic afternoon opening day with lot’s of nibbles and prosecco. A new layout was trialled in the gallery, which has been very well received! ‘The artists livingroom’

West Harris art gallery

West Harris Lunch Club

March was the busiest lunch club we have had yet! The Machair Kitchen put on a delicious 3-course meal, and the feedback we have had is fantastic, we are looking forward to many more Lunch clubs this year.

Tai Chi Ch’uan

We welcomed Wudang TCC instructor Alex Catherart and a large group of enthusiastic participants ready to reap the health benefits that Tai Chi brings.

This is a fortnightly class running in our community room open to all. More details available at here

Scottish Civic Trust

Talla na Mara was nominated for their ‘My place award’ and the judges were treated to home baking, a tour of the building and a discussion with three of the directors and our marketing graduate Mark.

Unfortunately we placed in second, however, we did receive a highly commendable status! You can find more information on the awards here: My Place Awards

Niseaboist Beach

Community Event: Bygone Days

The first of many community events for 2018 was a tremendous success with local historian Tony Scherr giving a talk along with some old video footage of West Harris.

Talla na Mara

King Creosote

60 people attended the event on Monday night! Spectacular performance from the unknown but hugely well received supporting act Hamish Hawk, and of course the wonderful enigma that is King Creosote!

Wedding Fair

What a day! Blessed with a stunning West Harris day and a great selection of exhibitors the stage was set and it did not disappoint. Described as the friendliest wedding fair with a very nice atmosphere, it was a great opportunity for both suppliers and the public to network and get to know each other. We truly have some amazingly talented and creative wedding suppliers on the Isle of Harris, and we will definitely be putting on more in the future. We must also say a huge thank you to Chirsty Macleod our wedding coordinator for organising the day.😊

Community Room

Our community room continues to be booked out for various workshops and meetings, as a central point on the Isle of Harris it is a great location for people from Leverburgh and Tarbert to meet up!

  • Hie Co-Innovate
  • Harris vol net: Volunteering meet up!
  • Shorewatch Training
  • Elaine SIAR beauty treatment room

Onwards to April

It’s Easter already!!! This year is flying by and it will be summer before we know it!

The Machair Kitchen are open for the season 10am – 9pm, Monday – Saturday 🙂 Bring on the coffee and cake!

Suzan Visser  is welcomed into the gallery for the month!

There is a Childrens Easter egg workshop organised by Flavour, on the first day of the holidays!! We all know how amazing their chocolates are so we can’t wait to see what they can do with Easter eggs!!

Our first wedding of the year is on the 5th of April, so keep an eye out for our social channels as we will surely be posting lot’s of photos!!

T’ai Chi Chu’an classes continue on the 23rd