Blazin’ in Beauly

A Blazin’ start to Loch Ness Knit Fest 2017! Join us on Friday 13th October for an evening of Scottish entertainment with the members of Blazin’ Fiddles, Patsy Reid, Iain MacFarlane and the Scone Fairies Ceilidh Band. Last year’s concert immersed our visitors in music of the Highlands and Islands and the crowd were WOW’d […]

Q&A with Lucy Hague

Lucy Hague, what a lady! We’re so delighted to have her joining us at Loch Ness Knit Fest 2017. Lucy will be presenting all about how celtic and pictish art has inspired her knitwear designs. Sound like your kind of thing? Grab your ticket now! And it’s well worth checking out her website too. We’ve caught up […]

Q&A with Kyle Kunnecke 

We’ve been speaking to another Loch Ness Knit Fest tutor and San Francisco designer, Kyle Kunnecke. Surrounded by spinning wheels, looms, dyeing equipment, and fiber, he does his best to interpret his experiences into work that piques curiosity, educates and inspires. This will be Kyle’s first journey to Scotland so we look forward to giving […]

Gala Dinner and Fashion Show

On Saturday 14th October 2017 we’ll be hosting our annual Gala Dinner at the Mercure Hotel, perched on the banks of the beautiful River Ness. The night will take your taste buds on a Highland fling with a delicious 3-course meal of Scottish-inspired dishes. You’ll hear from our guest speaker and local tourism figurehead, Willie […]

Q&A with Karie Westermann

Ahead of Loch Ness Knit Fest 2017, our fantastic workshop tutors have shared a bit more about themselves and their love for knitting. First up, we’ve been chatting to the lovely designer and crafter Karie Westermann, she’s actually from Scandinavia but now lives in bonnie Scotland. Having gown up in Denmark surrounded by her arty […]

Celebrating Traditional Scottish Crafts

Scottish traditional crafts were once a necessary part of everyday life with skills passed down from generation to generation. Well known crafts such as Fair Isle knitting and the weaving of Harris Tweed have developed over time into a style that is now distinctive to the Highlands of Scotland. It’s something us Scottish folk are […]

Loch Ness Knit Fest 2016

The week is finally here and we are ready to welcome you all to the beautiful Highlands for our first ever Loch Ness Knit Fest! To help you get the most out of your festival experience we have put together a little guide to what you can expect on arrival, where you can find help and information during […]