Two new distilleries opening and now a festival dedicated to Whisky. Skye and Raasay look set to be THE places to be this year if you enjoy a dram.

Plans are already being put in place for this summer's Spirit of Skye event which is to be staged at Portree's Aros Centre.

There will be a chance to meet, greet and learn from the whisky masters, sample the best drams, beers and gins from our renowned region. Relax and enjoy live music and entertainment with an exciting mix of tastings, food pairing classes and mixology demonstrations.

At the same time visitors can watch one of Scotland’s finest chefs in a cookery demonstration using the freshest local produce and finest quality spirits.