Kinloch's deliciously Tasty and Wild Treasure Hunt will appeal to foodies looking for something a little bit different this Spring Bank Holiday. On the shore of tranquil Loch Na Dal, surrounded by native and abundant forest, the hunting lodge's grounds are perfectly positioned to provide bountiful foraging on the Isle of Skye.

On Saturday May 26th, foraging aficionado, Mitch Partridge, will demonstrate what can be unearthed, sharing his local knowledge and 'craic'. The crop depends on the season but with every step there are mouthwatering morsels to be uncovered; edible mushrooms, wild garlic and sorrel in the forest, and along the shoreline, delicious seaweeds, mussels, samphire and the unappetising sounding, but totally scrumptious, scurvy grass.

A ‘Parliament’ of Clan MacLeod will take place at Dunvegan in July this year.

This title was thought of by the events initiator the late Dame Flora MacLeod of MacLeod.

It is nevertheless a ‘Gathering’ a term more familiar to members of Clan Societies. The first parliament was in 1956 and was repeated at first every three years but in 1974 it was decided to reduce the frequency to every four years. This year will see the 18th Parliament.

Arthur Cormack’s solo recording career recently emerged from a 30-year hiatus, during which time he was nevertheless responsible for the release of 55 albums.

‘Buanas’ (endurance) was released last year and Arthur gets the first chance to take the songs ‘on tour’ this summer when he appears at the award-winning Hebridean Celtic Festival on Lewis and Harris.

Arthur Cormack and Friends will be on stage at An Lanntair arts centre in Stornoway on Saturday, 21 July and in Tarbert on the previous evening as part of the festival’s community programme.