The distinctive sound of the pipes carrying through the air was a clue that something special was happening at the Flodigarry Hotel on April 18. 

The hotel, owned by Paul and Bette Temming, was officially opening its doors so that visitors could experience the re-launch of the Hotel and its High Tide Restaurant.

Small groups received tours round the newly decorated rooms, seeing for themselves the luxurious bedrooms, comfortable lounge area and stylish hallway.

At 7.15pm, the guests gathered in the High Tide Restaurant and Skye Bar area where they enjoyed an eclectic and delicious menu from chef, Mark Greaves, with the series of starters including salmon served on slate slabs and scallop and hake in a nest woven of straw. 

The main courses featured beef and seafood dishes.  For dessert, guests enjoyed a Scottish mess, delicious walnut ice cream and a selection of cheeses.

After the meal, local singers and musicians performed a range of varied traditional and modern songs, inviting anyone in the audience who felt like it to join in singing!

Paul and Bette have poured themselves into their work at Flodigarry, and this is evidenced not just by the overall changes, but by their attention to detail that ensures all who visit the hotel, bar and restaurant come away with an unforgettable experience to cherish.

Photos by Roz Skinner