Talla na Mara wedding fair in pictures

Saturday 17th March was a crisp bright day, which perfectly showed off the stunning location of Talla na Mara, that overlooks the West Harris coastline. 

Inside the venue Talla na Mara were hosting a wedding fair with local businesses (listed below) offering all a bride and groom need to make their big day. 

Candles by chance…and by design!

For Mags Ralston, the love of candle making came almost by accident. It was November 2016 when she responded to a local advert selling small jars, which she had planned to use for crafts. When Mags realised the seller was also offering their candle-making supplies, she bought them on the spot – and Taigh Dubh Candles was born (writes Katie Macleod).

“I had never made a candle before, but from the minute I started I absolutely loved it,” says Mags, whose business has been going from strength to strength through local support and word of mouth.

Created in her work shed at home in Point, the candles come in a range of scents, sizes, and styles, and can be found in community shops like Buth an Rubha, Cross Stores, and Ravenspoint, as well as at the Stornoway and Tarbert craft fairs. There are even plans to sell online in the coming months, too.

Just the setting for the best day in your life!

Talla Na Mara is a spectacular location for your special day. Within touching distance of the ever-changing colours of the Atlantic Ocean, overlooking the golden sands of West Harris and framed by hills and mountains, Talla Na Mara provides the perfect backdrop for your ceremony and celebrations.

The space at Talla Na Mara is extremely versatile. We understand no two weddings are the same and we offer a blank canvas for you to create your own unique experience, whether that’s an intimate ceremony on the beach or a lively ceilidh in the hall. 

We can cater for up to 140 seated guests, with an evening capacity of 200. The venue is equipped with a sound system for the evening’s entertainment and a well-stocked bar.

  Lews Castle hosts Wedding Fair  

A wedding fair was held at Lews Castle on Saturday March 3, with a variety of local specialists present.

Town Hall turns up in style for wedding plans

Stornoway Town Hall is putting on its glad-rags and getting ready to welcome those who wish to celebrate their marriage in an iconic building with plenty space to dance, eat and generally have fun.

It now has its own events coordinator to assist customers with their arrangements. Mira Byrne, 31, a graduate apprentice with Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, brings a wealth of experience to the role.  A fluent Gaelic speaker, she worked for several years coordinating events at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig as well as Hotel Eilean Iarmain in Skye. As part of her new role, Mira will be undertaking a post graduate qualification in Events Management with Napier University.