At the end of the 2012-2013 season, the Skye Arts Guild (as we then were) had around 75 members holding Season Tickets.
The Fingal Centre has a stage and a large, raked auditorium seating about 250. The capacity of St Columba's is more modest but there will be plenty of room for you; the seats are comfortable -- we don't have to endure listening in pews! -- the church is heated and we've made it easy to sample the concerts and painless to join.
St Columba's Episcopal Church is in Park Road, Portree, about 100m north of the north corner of Somerled Square. The grid reference is NG482437 (or set your satnav for IV51 9EH). It was designed by Alexander Ross in 1884. The three-light west window, by E I Ingram, is a memorial to Flora MacDonald, who helped Prince Charles Edward Stuart escape after the Battle of Culloden in 1746.
For the last few years, Season Ticket for adults have cost £35 for all seven concerts but with under-sixteens admitted without charge. These prices are being held for 2014-15 and there will again be seven concerts. Visitors to the Island, and those not yet sure they want to join, can buy tickets for each performance at the door for £10 per person.
The only extras charges have been a requested donation (recommended 50p per person) from those partaking of tea or coffee and biscuits in the interval, except at the jazz evening where there is the option of a buffet (usually costing about £15 per head) before the performance. Programmes for each concert are also provided free of charge.
To obtain your Season Ticket, please send your membership fee to:
Alan Jones, Honorary
by Portree, IV51 9UT
For further details please contact:
Bill Peppe, Honorary Secretary
01478 640 218