Ishbel Macdonald Paintings & Prints
Paintings & Prints
After more than thirty years living and working in Balnakeil, I'm still proud to call the Craft Village my home. Some old friends and neighbours have gone, and new ones have moved in, bringing new energy and ideas. Durness and Balnakeil continue to inspire me in my work.
Nicola Poole’s Wee Gallery
Paintings & Prints
Paintings in oil and acrylic and also limited edition prints showing the stunning local landscape. I focus on the varied and spectacular light effects in the sky, on the sea and the land , which make this corner of Scotland so special. The gallery is open daily 10am-6pm April to October, very occasionally we will be shut for a day in order to get supplies. Phone 01971 511713 to be sure.
Woodwind Workshop & Wood Turning
Wood Turning & Instrument Repairs
Contact Ludo: 01971 511713
Repairs and servicing of woodwind and brass instruments. Instruments can be collected from the inverness area by arrangement. Workshop open all year round.
Unique pieces in mostly local wood, specialising in large bowls and candlesticks. Work is displayed in Nicola Poole’s Wee Gallery, which is open daily 10-6pm daily , April to October.
Balnakeil Boat & Auto Services
Boat & Auto Repairs
Contact Chris or Martin 01971 511722
Repairs to wooden, fibreglass, steel and aluminium boats. All auto repairs as well as quads , trailers etc. Open all year round from 9-6pm Monday to Friday, weekends by arrangement.
I fell in love with the place after coming here as a student at the local pottery. I decided to make my home here and open my own pottery. My shop now includes ceramics, hand painted silk scarves & peg loom woven rugs. Open 10.00-18.00 every day from April until October. Other by times by appointment.
I work in Stained glass, fused glass and make glass beads from which I make into unique jewellery.
Phil's Art Gallery
Art, Paintings & Jewellery
Original intuitive artworks on recycled metal and wood using unusual pigments by Phillipp Tanzer. Handcrafted glass jewellery by Elosabeth Arendt and expressive paintings by Pia Liebscher.
Phil's Hair Salon & Massage Therapy
Phil's Hair Salon
Trained in a high-end salon in Germany ,Philipp Tanzer believes in healthy hair, a great cut and natural colours at affordable prices. For men, women and children.
Professionally trained Philipp Tanzer specialises in Swedish deep tissue massage, for muscular pain or relaxation. Try his own invention, the 'whiskey massage'.
Holiday flat 'Cambria'
A little bit of comfort, cosiness and luxury. Cambria sleeps 4 people (a double and a bunk bed) and has a patio, small garden and sauna.
Paul and James founded Cocoa Mountain in June 2006 with the simple aim to produce the most delicious, fresh, and innovative chocolates on the planet.
We are probably the most geographically remote chocolate producer in Europe, and feel that the beauty of our surroundings should be reflected in the quality of our products.
We are fortunate to be able to produce a fantastic product that makes people smile and be happy - and as a small but growing team, we all take satisfaction and enjoyment from our daily work!
Cast Off Crafts
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Cast Off Crafts – as its name suggests – uses found, gifted or re-discovered materials such as driftwood, shells, and sea-glass, and re-works them into embroideries, fibres, and paper to create multi-media pieces that are both useful and decorative.
The shop also offers work by other artists with provenance to the area who create high-quality silver jewellery, paintings, and cards.
Cast Off Crafts has a growing reputation as a friendly and welcoming space with an eclectic range of items across a wide price range. It is run by the owner (and her increasingly famous dog!)
Open Easter - October 10.30-17.30
Late October - Christmas 10.30-17.00 (Fri-Mon)
Other times by appointment.
MEET and EAT
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Meet and Eat is a cafe/restaurant located in Balnakeil craft village. We offer a range of healthy filled ciabattas, soups, homemade cakes, drinks and coffees. Our evening menu has a variety of options to suit everyone which you can find on our Facebook page.
We are open every day (apart from Tuesday) 12-15pm and 18-20:30pm. April to October.
For evening meals and large groups booking are required. We don't have an alcohol licence but you are more than welcome to BYOB.
PLASTIC LAB, researches ways to recycle fishing ropes, nets and hard
plastic collected from Balnakeil Beach. Fishing nets (polypropylene) is
hard and makes good construction material, while fishing ropes (mostly
nylon) comes in many colours and is translucent, making it ideal for
more aesthetically pleasing products such as lampshades, and decorative
bowls. We also sell plastic alternatives such as, wooden toothbrushes,
shampoo bars. Come and have a chat about ways to control plastic
pollution in our oceans and becoming plastic free.
PLASTIC LAB is managed by Plastic@Bay, a non-profit organisation
dedicated to removing plastic pollution from our beaches, researching
innovative ways to recycle and reuse marine plastic, and outreach about
the pervasive, long lasting effects of the pollution from and with
plastics. Check out our website www.plasticatbay.org