The Hebridean Baker

Island Stories and Recipes

Friday 8th September

7:30pm @ Gaelic College, Bowmore

Coinneach MacLeod, aka The Hebridean Baker, will open the weekend’s festivities by regaling us with island stories and recipes from his two books, Recipes and Wee Stories from the Scottish Islands and My Scottish Island Kitchen, as well as demonstrating one or two of his cocktail recipes. Còisir Ghàidhlig Ìle (Islay Gaelic Choir) will perform a few pieces in introduction, and Islay High School students will be selling teas, coffees and cakes to raise funds for their 2024 expedition to Iceland. Bring in your own bakes and cakes to enter our baking competition with fabulous prizes to win!

Chaired by Martine Nouet

Ticket Information

This event costs £5 with a concession price of £3.50.

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About the speaker

International best-selling author Coinneach MacLeod, the Hebridean Baker, was born and raised on the Isle of Lewis. His two cookbooks, Recipes and Wee Stories from the Scottish Islands and My Scottish Island Kitchen, have made him Scotland’s best-selling cookbook author for the past two years. Coinneach has been inspired by family recipes, traditional Highland dishes and Scottish flavours, and he has recently featured on This Morning, Steph’s Packed Lunch, the BBC Travel Show and with Martin Compston on his new adventure show.

He has motivated his worldwide followers to bake, forage, learn Gaelic, enjoy a dram or two of whisky and dream of visiting Scotland, and over 25 million people across the world have watched his online videos. Along with his partner Peter and their Westie pup Seòras, Coinneach’s aim is to bring the best of the Scottish islands to a worldwide audience.

You can find Coinneach online at: @hebrideanbaker on Instagram.

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