Creative and Active Residential Courses

Creative and Active Courses ~ 2014

In 2014 we are offering a variety of residential courses and retreats on Tanera, including knitting, kayaking, and 'creativity and slowing down'. These courses – ranging in length from long weekends to a full week – are taught by talented tutors from all over Scotland. We provide comfortable accommodation in our holiday cottages and three delicious meals a day.

The courses offer an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in Tanera’s peace and tranquillity, gain expert and friendly tuition in your chosen activity, whilst mixing with like minded people and being looked after by the Tanera team.

Tanera Mor Residential Courses - 2014
 Date Course
Tutor Price
full board
To book:
25th - 29th May Introduction to Sea Kayaking NorWest Sea Kayaking tbc Contact NorWest Sea Kayaking
30th May - 3rd June
Intromediate Sea Kayaking NorWest Sea Kayaking tbc Contact NorWest Sea Kayaking
8th - 15th June World Enough and Time ~ art-making, writing, poetry and reflection. Christian McEwen &
Jan Kilpatrick
£600 - £650 Contact WildTiles (Jan Kilpatrick)
7th - 13th September Knitting Retreat  Helen Lockhart
~ Ripples Crafts
£410 - £480 Contact Lizzie


 Sea Kayaking -  fully qualified local guide Julie-Ann Macleod of Norwest Sea Kayaking runs introductory and 'intromediate' courses with us on Tanera.
Exploring the Summer Isles by kayak
Introductory: Saturday 25th - Wednesday 29th May
Intromediate: Thursday 30th May - Monday 3rd June

Accommodation will be in Fuchsia Cottage, right beside the shore. Restore your strength after a day exploring the Summer Isles with some delicious home cooking!

For further information see the NorWest SeaKayaking website.
Contact NorWest Sea Kayaking to make an enquiry or book a place on the course.

World Enough and Time ~ Creativity and Slowing Down - with Jan Kilpatrick (Wildtiles) and Christian McEwen (Author of 'World Enough and Time')World Enough and Time ~ book cover

30th August - 6th September 2014
Based on Christian's beautiful book (published September 2011), this course is a perfect opportunity to learn how to slow down, access your creativity, and pay attention to the amazing world around you. 

Both tutors have extensive experience in helping people to delve into their creativity, and know the Island well.

Full board for the week ranges from £600 - £650.

Please visit the Wildtiles website to read more about the course or to book a place on it.

Knitting Retreat - with Helen Lockhart
7th - 13th September 2013
Helen runs Ripples Crafts in Lochinver, hand-dying beautiful yarns inspired by the landscape and traditions surrounding her home.

Come to Tanera for a perfect opportunity to get on with your knitting masterpiece, and/or sit and chat!Ripples yarns

Full board for six nights, including a beautiful bundle of Helen's yarn: £410 - £480.

Contact Lizzie to book a place on this retreat, or read Helen's blog of the 2013 retreat for some beautiful pictures and inspiration.

For further information about a particular course, please do not hesitate to contact either Lizzie or the course provider directly. If there is a particular craft or activity that you would be interested in seeing available on Tanera then please let us know; we are always open to new ideas.





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