On Saturday evening the directors and staff of the new Ardnamurchan Distillery at Glenbeg threw a private party at which most of the guests were, like us, residents of Ardnamurchan - and they had asked just about everybody.
Coaches were laid on to transfer guests from Acharacle and Kilchoan, and were available to take us home again.
The food was superb, and the whisky - Spirit of Sunart - with which we toasted the future of the new distillery excellent.
Keith Falconer, Chairman of Adelphi, in his brief address, described the 'steep challenge' they had faced in building a distillery in such a remote part of the world but hoped that all those present felt that it had been worthwhile. He said he believed the new business would be a 'force for good' in the local community, and that it was 'a project everyone in the community can feel part of and proud of'. He expected that the distillery would be in full production by the end of this year.
The room in which the event took place will, in due course, contain hundreds of casks of maturing whisky, but on Saturday it provided a fine setting for a party which continued until late, with music and dancing.
Many thanks to the chairman, directors and staff at the distillery for a thoroughly enjoyable evening.
All indoor pictures by Stewart Pote, for which many thanks.