Chance to “Meet the Makers” at Drum Castle this weekend

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Exclusively Highlands, the Highlands and Islands crafting and design group visits Drum Castle for an intimate Meet the Makers arts, crafts and food fair this weekend.

As Drum Castle Library closes to the public in January to allow for restoration work to its 700 year old tower, this fair allows one of the last opportunities to see the castle’s library in its full glory for some time.

Not only will members of the public be able to see around the National Trust for Scotland’s oldest intact property, but they will also have the chance to see expert and passionate crafters at work and have a chat about what inspires them to produce such unique items. A full range of bespoke produce will be available to buy directly from the makers.

Members of the group are carefully selected for the quality of their work and collectively they produce a wide range of items such as jewellery, tartan bodices, tweed bags and traditionally felted scarfs. There will also be a range of wood and glass art as well as pottery.

Exclusively Highland’s wildlife expert will be on hand to discuss his range of breath-taking Scottish wildlife photography and there will be an array of produce ranging from highland mutton pies to delicious cakes and confections.

Isabel Stewart, founding director of Exclusively Highlands said: “Visitors to our events really enjoy meeting our makers and we are so excited to be at Drum Castle, one of Royal Deeside’s most beautiful castles.”

The event is on this weekend (October 6 and 7) from 10am-4pm. Admission is £4.