Small Halls auction | 9 Nov

Friday 09 November 2018
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

SEALL is raising funds for the Small Halls Festival and is holding a charity auction. Those lovely people at the Old Inn, Carbost, are hosting it on the evening of Friday, 9 November at 7.30pm.

Thanks to the generosity of local businesses and individuals, we have got some great items to auction off and will be posting each one of them up in the comments section of our FACEBOOK event over the course of the next few days. Below is a brief description of the items which will be updated regularly.

Auction Item Current Bid Date
A SEALL season ticket valid for one year. Worth £132.    
Dinner for two with a bottle of wine at the Old Inn, Carbost


£50 31-Oct
Three beautiful soaps in a set from the Isle of Skye Soap Company
Voucher for an MOT from MacGillivray Motors, Armadale £30 31-Oct
Sabhal Mòr Ostaig: Short Course voucher, valid for any short course in 2019 at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig College. Worth £260.    
A bottle of Talisker Storm courtesy of Talisker Distillery, Carbost    
Isle of Skye Paint Company, Portree: £40 voucher to spend in store    
Gift voucher for a two night stay at The Spoons, Aird Bernisdale, worth £320. Valid for a stay in December, January, February, March 2018/19 excluding Christmas and New Year or towards a week long stay throughout the season.    
A Scots dictionary of Nature by Amanda Thomson – our Small Halls Festival Artist in Residence.    
Home in the Highlands Cath Kidston gift bag worth £100. Items include two mugs, overnight bag, apron, set of four eggcups, two tea towels and a set of four wooden coasters plus a tin of Home in the Highlands shortbread.    
Skyelark Gift Shop, Armadale: Beautiful and cosy Tweedmill pure wool blanket. £30 26-Oct
Scott Officer medium wool (90 per cent) and silk (10 per cent) cable knit sweater worth £130 courtesy of Ragamuffin Clothes and Knitwear, Armadale    
2002 Talisker Distillers’ Edition worth £80 courtesy of Away From the Ordinary bespoke luxury travel in Scotland.    
Voucher to attend Rick Taylor’s Ensemble week in 2019. Five days of music making, fun and great company with Rick and the team. Worth £260.    
18-hole round of golf for two at the Isle of Skye Golf Club in Sconser. Voucher valid to 31 October 2018    
One sea kayak explorer day for two at South Skye Sea Kayak . Worth £180.    
Skye Eco Clean: One full day’s domestic cleaning worth £120 £80 31-Oct
Òr, Portree: Tweedmill pure new wool ripple throw slate blue. Ripple design by Tweedmill. 100% pure new wool throw woven in Flint. This throw is 150cm x 183cm making it large enough to cosy up with indoors or outdoors. Worth £55. £30 31-Oct
Two-night weekend self-catering stay for up to eight people at An Acarsaid, Ord, worth £250 (dates subject to availability, excluding Christmas and New Year).    
Rona: Original print by Glendale artist Marion MacPhee.

Harbro Portree: 20kg bag Woofers dog food for working dogs.

Stewart Duff: Bodhran ‘come and try session’ for up to eight people at a mutually agreed venue, even your own house. A fun couple of hours – drums will be supplied.

Skye Ghillie: a day trout fishing on the loch including boat, ghillie, tackle etc for 1 person in April, May, June or July 2019. Worth £280.

Dominique O’Hara: 2 x French lessons for Dominique’s Improvers or Advanced classes on a Monday or Wednesday afternoon in Bernisdale.



Please feel free to place a bid in the comment boxes in advance of the auction. If you wish to bid secretly, then please contact SEALL via PM on Facebook or email

Alternatively, any donations of items – gifts, goods or services – should be most gratefully received. Please contact Marie if you want to donate to the cause.

To view the event on Facebook click HERE

To view details of the auction items browse Recent Posts

We hope to see you on 9 November.


The SEALL Small Halls Festival

23 November to 1 December 2018


We are bringing some of the country’s finest traditional musicians to remote village halls around Skye and Lochalsh with an emphasis on community gatherings and celebration of our traditional music and cultural roots.

There will be concerts, ceilidhs, public and school music workshops, sessions and talks for eight days, culminating in the Big Ceilidh – a celebration of community life and St Andrew’s Day – at the Sligachan Hotel on 30 November.

Proceeds from the auction will go towards the costs of the musicians to deliver concerts and school workshops across the Island and Plockton.

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