Kilchoan Blog

Our blog about everything from around the area

My visit to the Ardnamurchan Distillery

I am Jules from France and I was a cooper working in Alloa all of last year. I am now staying and helping John and Jacqui at the Steading. Being so interested in whisky John and I went to have a tour at the new local distillery just up the road.

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Murphy – the cat

Murphy our cat (also known as Murphy, the long cat), is part of the family for almost eleven years now and is a sort of character on it's own. He is always around the Steading, sometimes you'll find him in the Craft Shop luring around our guests or relaxing and...

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Wild Swim in Ardnamurchan

Wild Swim in Ardnamurchan

"Yesterday I went down to the sea with Jacqui, as she usually does twice a week, to take a swim. I can imagine she must feel calm and her body at one with the sea. The atmosphere was fantastic, as the sun set, the sky turned into all these beautiful...

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My day out over in Tobermory

My day out over in Tobermory

Hi there, my name is Isabel, travelling from Austria, I'm very happy to spend my vacation in beautiful Scotland. I have been to Scotland for the fifth time now, and I am enjoying it very much! I went to the Isle of Mull in May and thought I would love to...

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Leather belts and apple cake

Leather belts and apple cake

Here at Kilchoan Crafts we are passionate about showcasing local arts and crafts and supporting ethically sourced Fair Trade products. Whether you are visiting Ardnamurchan on holiday or living in the local area, Kilchoan Craft and Coffee Shop has...

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Fire on Rhum

Fire on Rhum

Big hill fire on the Island of Rum yesterday. The grass and heather are very dry just now and will easily ignite. BBQ bonfires and a cigarette butt thrown carelessly are all it takes to start these fires. Fortunately it is under control and no one has been hurt....

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Castle Tioram

We enjoyed a spectacular afternoon in lovely winter sunshine at Castle Tioram a wee while ago. Castle Tioram is a tidal castle. I've often visited when the tide has been too high to walk up to admire the castle at close quarters, or when the tide has been far out and...

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