Book now
Workshops & Events - Mac and Wild

Foraging, haggis making, yoga & more

Workshops & Events

Whether visiting the area for just a few days or a local to Falls of Shin, please join us for one of our immersive Scottish workshops or events throughout the 2019 spring/summer season.

We’ve put the programme together with the help of some incredible local artisans & creatives. Its designed to really bring the M&W story to life – to start living what we harp on about day to day!

 Scotland is bursting with natural goodness but also creative talent. We hope the events provide an opportunity for you to enjoy the best of both whilst enjoying some fantastic age old traditions that sit sympathetically with modern living.  From Easter wreath floristry by Wild Gorse & Kimchi making by Aye Pickled to Wild Cooking and Whisky in the Woods by ourselves, we really hope to welcome you soon.

Please see full programme of events & booking details below.

June 2019

DateEventDescriptionCostBook Now
Date:Sat 1st June, 4pm-6pmEvent:Aye Pickled Kimchi WorkshopDescription:The lovely Fiona and Stuart, founders of Aye Pickled, will be running an afternoon course on how to make your very own kimchi. Kimchi is a traditionally asian side dish made with salted and fermented vegetables, crunchy, delicious and full of benefits for a healthy gut. Eat well, feel braw! Cost:£30 per personBook Now:BOOK NOW
Date:Thurs 6th June 2019, 3.00pm - 6.00pmEvent:Beer tasting & BBQ with Black Isle Brewery Description:Hosted outdoors in our fantastic renovated bothy, enjoy an afternoon of fine beers and BBQ with Mac and Wild and the Black Isle Brewery. We will be putting together a three course set menu paired with their delicious organic brews. Enjoy a feast in the forest at sunset and hear the tale of how the Black Isle Brewery came to be, the care they put into their brews and their mission to save the planet and drink organic. Courses include a Goldeneye cured salmon, some scrummy Porter basted pulled lamb shoulder flatbreads and a Scotch Ale infused sticky toffee pudding - all cooked outdoors!Cost:£45 per personBook Now:BOOK NOW
Date:Thurs 13th June, 6pm-7.30pmEvent:Yoga with Yoga Up NorthDescription:Rustic and real… come learn how to feel your breath with Yoga Up North. Amanda Macrae teaches a monthly beginners class on Hatha yoga in our beautiful restaurant surrounded by nature. Learn simple asanas (yoga postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises) which help bring peace to the mind and body. If you have your own mats/props please bring them along although Amanda will have plenty you can borrow. Wear comfy clothes and bring a warm blanket for the relaxation. If possible arrive 15 minutes before the class starts.Cost:£10 per personBook Now:BOOK NOW
Date:Sat 15th June, 5pm-7pmEvent:Whisky in the WoodsDescription:A treasure hunt like you've never experienced before. Join us for a guided tour of some of our favourite whiskies hidden throughout the woods. For whisky enthusiasts and amateurs alike. Cost:£40 per personBook Now:BOOK NOW
Date:Thurs 20th June, 6pm-8pmEvent:Whisky Tasting & Dinner with BalblairDescription:Our pals at Balblair host one of their ever popular whisky tasting nights with us at Mac & Wild, Falls of Shin. Balblair's brand ambassadors go through the history of their whisky and distillery along with a few carefully curated samples. Dinner is included with this event to make it a night to remember. Cost:£45 per personBook Now:BOOK NOW
Date:Sat 22nd June, 3pm-6pmEvent:Monthly supper club with M&W co-founder Andy WaughDescription:Enjoy a seven course meal in the heart of our highland forest. Hosted by our co-founder, Andy Waugh, all cooking and dining is done over wild outdoor fires using the most natural and wild locally sourced ingredients.Cost:£45 per personBook Now:BOOK NOW
Date:Fri 28th June, 6pm-9pmEvent:Swing & Jazz Dinner with Carl Spencer's Nighthawks, 8 piece swing bandDescription:A dazzling collection of the myriad jazz and popular music styles of the Ragtime to early swing eras, namely 1890-1940, led by trumpeteer and band leader Carl Spencer. Carl and his band the Nighthawks have a fresh and cheerful approach to authentic swing classics, guaranteed to delight and get you up and tapping your feet!We are excited to put on an evening with Carl and his 8-piece band at Mac and Wild, Falls of Shin, with a roaring 20s flair! Glitz, glamour and high society are the ticket at our speakeasy night and we'd love to see some flapper dresses, tux's or slicked back hair although these aren't essential for a fantastic night. A la carte menu with our prime Scottish steaks will be available as well as some select specials for the theme. Cost:£10 per person excluding dinnerBook Now:BOOK NOW
Date:Sat 29th June, 6pm-8pmEvent:Gin tasting & Dinner with Ice & Fire DistilleryDescription:Ice & Fire distillery tell us how they came up with the idea and flavours behind their delicious and local Crofter's Tears and Caithness gins. Iain Black tells us how he picks the heather tips that give Crofter's Tears it's unique flavour, and what a salmonberry is! Get the craic and have a dram while enjoying a delicious meal with specials prepared by our head chef Lucas Pope, using botanicals and flavours to match your drinks.Cost:£45 per personBook Now:BOOK NOW

July 2019

DateEventDescriptionCostBook Now
Date:Sat 6th July, 10am-5pmEvent:Willow Basketry with Tim Palmer basket makerDescription:Enjoy this full day course with the master of willow basketry, Tim Palmer. Tim will guide you through the basics of working with willow and show you how to make a willow platter for fruit or fresh baked bread, a beautiful and natural birdfeeder or even a trug for collecting your own foraged ingredients. Lunch and refreshments included.Cost:£50 per personBook Now:BOOK NOW