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Bealltainn - Baal's Fire

Là Buidhe Bealltainn (Yellow Day of Beltane) is the ancient Celtic celebration that falls around May Day and is midway between the Spring equinox and the Summer Solstice. This ancient pre-cursor to the modern day holiday is a time for realigning with nature, bonfires and fertility rituals for the coming summer.

We are again offering the opportunity for you to connect with nature in the purest sense whilst exploring open water skills and comprehensive approaches to cold conditioning, acclimatisation and swimming in open water. The emphasis of this experience will be on preparation and recovery.

Saturday 27th & 28th April 2024

Click here for detailed information or call us on 01631 730 302

Forage & Feast

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finding - gathering - harvesting - feasting

Join Lucy Cooke, known as the Wild Cooke, for a walk along the local shoreline, hedgerow, and woodland for an introduction to foraging. Commencing at 9.30am spend a few hours conencting with nature, then enjoy a specially curated buffet lunch featuring foraged ingredients alongside the best that the local area can offer from our amazing suppliers. We have various dates available throughout the year to explore what can be found during the change of seasons.

Spring - 18th May 2024

Summer - 13th July 2024

Autumn - 28th September 2024

£70 per person, pre-booking essential.

Please call the reservations team on 01631 730 302 to book your place.

Photograph by Winifred Brook Young courtesy of Atlas Arts

Whispering Cow Walks, Highland Fold Ice Cream

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At The Pierhouse we are delighted with the relationships that we have with our local suppliers and incredibly proud to be able to showcase their amazing produce. Jane Isaacson from the Highland Fold in Barcaldine supplies us with ice-cream made from the milk of her Highland Cattle. Throughout the summer months Jane is offering guided Whispering Cow Walks around the farm.

This is a wonderful opportunity to boost your happy hormones by visiting her fold of Highland Cattle in their natural environment. These walks allow you to see the cows relaxing on their own turf, and to learn about the breed, their ice-cream, and of course their wonderful Highland home. Walks will run to the end of November; booking is essential.

Please contact [email protected] for more information or call 01631 720 378.


Community Events

We pride ourselves on our connections to the local community and will always do what we can to support local events and initiatives. The Appin Community Development Trust provides services and manages assets and infrastructure on behalf of the people who live and work in Appin. Please click here to see what information sessions the ACDT is currently running. Click here for more information about the ACDT.

Seaweed Foraging


Seaweeds are a vast and relatively untapped wild-food-gift from the ocean! If you would like to learn more about foraging for - and eating - seaweed, click here to join Eva on the beautiful Isle of Lismore where she has set dates around Spring tides for foraging groups.

Explore Lismore

Paddle Boards 024 E Lismore

This winter explore the Isle of Lismore's heritage, wildlife, scenery and island life on a private tour with local guides Robert & Iris Smith. Private guided tours are available for up to 10 people at a time in their two land rovers. Afternoon tea is included in the price of your tour.

Click here for more information.