May 2007

Youth Club Curry Night a Great Success!

The Braes Youth Club enjoyed a successful fundraising event recently, when they played host to a curry night in the Braes hall. The event was very well attended with over 70 guests turning up to support the Youth Club.  Around £150 was raised at the event for Youth Club funds.

During the evening Youth Club members served up their own variations on spiced potatoes.  Nathan Jones from Camustianavaig succeeded in winning the pudding prize, with his take on Key Lime pie.  Organiser Sir James Cryer said, “who will win it next?”

The search continues…..

Macleans of Raasay Exhibition

An exhibition of early photos, archives and resource materials featuring the Macleans of Raasay was held in the Braes Hall on the 28th- 30th March 2007. This included a new portrait of Somhairle Maclean by Dutch artist Fred Scholey.

Braes Fest, Braes Hall, 17th August 2007

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The festival was a great success and featured music from the Harris Tweed Brogues, Inflatable Haggis, Exit and Midweek Session.

A marquee was hired and erected in the Braes Hall grounds, such was the level of interest.

The event was supported by Highland 2007.

Braes Photography Exhibition and Workshops

Children’s Workshop: Braes Hall, Saturday 10th November

Led by local photographer Cailean Maclean, this workshop was aimed at children of all ages who wished to know more about photography.  They were set the challenge of creating their own exhibition during the workshop.

Adult Workshop: Braes Hall, November
Local photographer Cailean Maclean led a workshop for those keen to improve their photography skills.  The workshop focussed in particular on nature and the environment.  The workshop started with a short talk on photography in general, and discussed what made a good photograph.  This was followed by a short walk around the Braes area, offering an opportunity to look at the use of light, and take in the beauty of Braes.

Returning to the Hall, participants had the opportunity to be introduced to photo manipulation using software such as photoshop, as well as learning how to digitise old photographs.

Community Photography Exhibition

Braes Hall, Monday 12th – Thursday 15th November

An exhibition of photography and other memorabilia, celebrating life in Braes.

This event gave the opportunity for local people to donate photographs for an exhibition showcasing the history of Braes through the medium of photography. Its success will hopefully lead to more permanent displays in the future.


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