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Our Production: Challenging Traditional Thinking

For most of its history the people of Raasay have been sustained by produce obtained from the land and the sea. But the Hebridean landscape is challenging. The geography of the island offers a few small pockets of sheltered land where grain can be grown, vegetable crops nurtured and woodland harvested. The majority of the...
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Hebridean Whisky Trail by Ferry

The History of Getting to Raasay

Exploring the rich history of travel and transport to the Isle of Raasay.
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Visit the Isle of Raasay

Welcome Back To Raasay

This year, VisitScotland has launched Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022, celebrating stories inspired by, written, or created in Scotland. As part of this fantastic campaign, we too are going to be sharing more of our beautiful island in the form stories: stories of history, culture and ways in which you can explore and experience the Isle of Raasay.  We know that...
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The Best Views of Skye are from Raasay!

The Best Isle of Skye Views are from Raasay!

We consider ourselves incredibly lucky here on Raasay: beautiful scenery, interesting historical sites, quiet rocky beaches and a variety of amenities all over the island for visitors to experience and enjoy. The hidden gem on the Isle of Raasay, however, is the spectacular Isle of Skye! Raasay, positioned like a long sliver of land from...
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A Highland Wedding

Raasay, the Original ‘Love Island’

Any new marriage on the Isle of Raasay today is a special day of celebration for the community. But back in the day it seems the bride and groom didn’t get much of the day – or even the night – to themselves. Needless to say, whisky helped keep the love flowing! Thanks to the...
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Isle of Raasay 2022 Cask Programme Sells Out in Less Than a Month

Every year, we release a limited programme of 60 private casks selected from our Na Sia six part recipe, giving you the chance to own one of the six core components of the award-winning Isle of Raasay Single Malt. While we may only be one month into the new year, an exceptional level of interest...
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Operators at Raasay Distillery

Our Sustainable Future

Our environment is key to what makes the Isle of Raasay, our community and our whisky so unique. As islanders, we are well aware of the challenges we face and our responsibility in trying to lessen the impact on our environment. Last year, two of our team members helped lead a crowdfunding campaign to bring...
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Isle of Raasay Distillery Achieves Scottish Living Wage Accreditation

We are proud to announce that we have become accredited as a Living Wage Employer. The real Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently, updated annually and calculated according to the real costs of living. Alasdair Day Co-founder of Isle of Raasay Distillery said: “The Isle of Raasay Distillery is working towards making our...
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Hallaig, Isle of Raasay

Raasay Raiders… 100 Years On

100 years ago, seven men left the Isle of Rona to stake out more fertile land on the Isle of Raasay. They became known as the Raasay Raiders. It was to Rona – a small, rocky island just north of Raasay – that the Raiders’ ancestors had been cleared to make way for sheep farms...
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Raasay Community Hydro - Green Electricity Generation

An Exciting Renewable Scheme for the Isle of Raasay

As a distillery, water means a lot to us. We’re delighted to see Ross Gillies, Rosie MacLeod and Ross Camili, three islanders who have all worked at the distillery, now heading the launch of a campaign to raise money for a new hydro-electric scheme on the Isle of Raasay. The new scheme, which is planned...
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