Award-winning, self-taught cook and food writer Lady Claire Macdonald is Scotland’s foremost ambassador for the revitalised traditions of highland hospitality. Her reputation stretches around the globe thanks to a raft of best-selling cookery books, her radio broadcasts and television appearances. While she may use Sicilian lemons or Indian chillis to add zest and zing, the absolute fundamental of her craft is good Scottish produce. Claire’s work celebrates all that is exceptional about seasonal ingredients cultivated, caught or reared in Scotland. She is the energetic Patron of Scottish Food Fortnight and The Association of Scottish Farmers’ Markets. Claire’s tireless advocacy of Scottish produce was marked, during 2005, in the presentation of a special Lifetime Achievement Award by the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland.
“This week of celebrating the food and drink in Skye and Lochalsh is such an important focus, not only for our district but for Scotland as a country. We have so much to be very proud of. This week of our Food Festival lets us demonstrate to our visitors as well as our local residents just why!”