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Winter Workshops & Events

We've added exciting new events and further workshops in our Winter Courses programme here at The Pierhouse. It’s the perfect opportunity to ‘get crafty’ this winter, try something new or follow your passion for food & drink.

We are delighted to announce the first few events in our Winter Courses programme here at The Pierhouse. It’s the perfect opportunity to ‘get crafty’ this winter and try something new under the expert guidance of our workshop providers.  We've also added some fantastic events for those of you with a real passion for food & drink.

The food & drink events are in the evenings while the craft workshops run in the mornings – make a day of it and enjoy a bite to eat afterwards in the Ferry Bar or Seafood Restaurant. Alternatively, treat yourself to an overnight stay before or after the workshop. Take a look at our excellent value mid-week room availability here>

2019 Winter Workshops

Dye Your Own Silk Scarf - now fully booked!

Dye Your Own Silk Scarf

Tuesday, 5 November 2019 - 10.30am

A 3 hour hands-on workshop with textile artist Midge Gourlay to dye your own silk scarf using the Japanese Shibori technique to pattern the fabric with indigo dye.

Midge Gourlay is a local resident of Port Appin who specialises in embroidered textiles. Trained at the Glasgow School of Art, Midge’s work - which is inspired by Celtic mythology and the West Highland sea and landscapes - has been exhibited widely throughout the UK and abroad.

The workshop is a unique opportunity to work with Midge and runs for approximately 3 hours.

Workshop cost is £40 per person. (You need to bring your own apron and rubber gloves!)

Places are limited to 10 people (minimum of 5 people for the course to run) so book your place now by calling the Pierhouse Reservations Team on 01631 730302 (workshop fee payable at the time of booking).

Read more about Midge and Port Appin Studio here>

Wine Pairing Dinner

Wine Pairing Dinner

Friday 8 November 2019

Our inaugural wine dinner is a delicious 4 course dinner with wine matched to each course by your host for the evening, Victoria from Alexander Wines.  This intimate evening, taking place on Friday 8 November, is limited to 20 places and costs £49. To book your place call the Pierhouse Reservations Team on 01631 730302 or email reservations@pierhousehotel.co.uk. For more details on this fantastic evening of food & wine read our Blog here>

The Pierhouse Art Club

The Pierhouse Art Club

Tuesdays 12 & 26 November and 10 December - 09.30am

Are you a budding amateur watercolour artist who would like to improve their technique? Or are you someone who would like to be a budding amateur artist but has no idea where to start?!

We are offering you the opportunity to spend some tuition time with well know local artist Andy Greatrix. We have three sessions to whet your appetite or to fine tune your skills working with watercolour paints - 12th & 26th November and 10th December, all at 9.30am for a couple of hours. Sessions are £20 per person (numbers are limited to 6 people per session) and all tuition and materials are supplied. To reserve your space please call the reservations team on 01631 730302.

Beginners Guide to Brush Pen Calligraphy

Beginners Guide to Brush Pen Calligraphy

Thursday, 14 November - 10.30am

Whether you're a lettering newbie or you've tried your hand at calligraphy before and ended up in a big inky mess (we’ve all been there), this is the course for you. Learn about the basic strokes that help you to form letters and develop your skills so you can create beautiful lettering too!

This three-hour course - being offered by Toasty Type (or Jen to her pals!) from Glasgow - is perfect for beginners and offers a true introduction to the practice of modern calligraphy. You will receive all the help and guidance you need along with professional demonstrations to help guide you through the workshop. This course will provide you with the skills, techniques, and tools you need to continue your practice at home.

Workshop cost is £38 per person. Places are limited to 10 so book yours now by calling the Reservations Team on 01631 730302 (workshop fee payable at the time of booking).

Read more about Toasty Type here>

Make Your Own Boozy Lamp and Shade

Make Your Own Boozy Lamp and Shade

Wednesday, 20 November 2019 - 10.30am

This increasingly popular workshop is hosted by Jennifer McGlone from Glasgow’s Braw Wee Emporium. It is the chance to spend an entertaining 3 hours or so making your very own lamp and shade.

Perfect for beginners, you will be taken through the process step by step, and at the end of it you’ll have your own unique lamp and shade to take home with you. We provide all the materials that you will need, so you just need to roll up and join us!

Workshop cost is £35 per person and places are limited to 10 so book yours now by calling the Reservations Team on 01631 730302 (workshop fee payable at the time of booking).

Read more about Braw Wee Emporium here>

Oban Distillery Whisky Tasting at The Pierhouse

Oban Distillery Whisky Tasting at The Pierhouse

Friday, 6 December 2019 - 7pm.

We have teamed up with Oban Distillery - one of Scotland’s oldest sources of single malt whisky - to bring you an evening of whisky tasting on December 6th. You will be expertly guided through the tasting of four Oban whiskies by Jim Rae from the distillery, and receive an Oban whisky glass as a memento. Slàinte mhath!

The event is £20 per person - we need a minimum of 3 people to run the evening and can accommodate a maximum of 12 people. To book your place call the Reservations Team on 01631 730302.

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