In May we put on an ambitious dinner in one of the Highlands’ best new buildings, UHI Inverness College. There are so many people to mention here as it was an amazing evening of generosity from the Highlands and beyond. Thank you to all of the staff who supported in the hectic run-up to the event, came along to help set and enjoyed the evening’s shenanigans.
Our wonderful chefs on the night were Jamie Scott of The Newport, Mark Dickson of Bunchrew House Hotel, David Barnett of The Torridon, Elizabeth Brown of Capability Brown’s and thanks also to Phil Stewart of Nourish, Inverness.
Our wonderful location was UHI Inverness College and we would like to thank Georgie Parker, Diane Rawlinson, Martin White, Robbie Sherrifs, Pauline Tuthill and all of the students who assisted at the event until the wee small hours.
Our suppliers were fabulous, too: thanks to Ali Asher and all of the staff at Ashers; Gary Williamson and the staff at Williamson Foodservice; James and Stevie and their team at Hastie & Dyce, Douglas Greig and the team at Highland Print & Design; Annette and the team at Glenmorangie; Donna Peacock at Highland Cordials; Heidi and the team at Munro’s Nursery; Dan and Rohaise Rose-Bristow at The Torridon; Mangus and the staff of Coast & Glen; Nigel Parkin and the staff at Bunchrew House Hotel; Grant and the staff at North Of Scotland Marquees; Kim at Black Orchid; Highland Wineries; Speyside Glenlivet Water and last but not least Craig and the ever-supportive Limelight Events Services guys.
Our special thanks go to Bruce MacGregor, Eilidh Davies and Conor O’Hara for performing and hosting the event so brilliantly, and the wonderful Paul Spencer of Dingwall Mart for hosting the auction.
Thanks to everyone who made the night such a success, especially Ronnie Macintosh, Deirdrie Smyth, Scott Bremner, Donald Mackenzie, Gemma Palumbo, Maggie Blyth and friends and all of the guests for their generosity on the evening.
The event raised £10,500 which was an amazing result.
D is also for… Birchwood Highland’s Directors
They’re a hands-on bunch, whether it’s helping out at the finish line of the Highland Cross, bidding for auction prizes at dinners, starring in films , helping put up bike sheds, attending Board Meetings during the year, or answering really tough questions on quiz nights, they’re there supporting us. Thank you guys. We appreciate your efforts, skills and time – you know it matters!
D is also for…Dows Bar staff
Glenn, Moira and the staff at Dows Bar for our monthly quiz and Tune Bingo nights, great food and smiles.
E is for… Ellerium Games