Remote and off the beaten track are apt descriptions of the area surrounding Loch Voil, but this summer it will be a must-visit destination for hundreds of food and drink fans.
This picturesque part of Highland Perthshire will once again become the vibrant home of the Mhor Festival, which mixes Scotland’s finest produce with music, comedy and film.
This year’s line-up boasts Scottish Chef of the Year, Lorna McNee, together with Phil Kay, a previous winner of the British Comedy Award Best Live Stand Up.
They head a list of award-winning chefs and musicians and an array of activities for all ages, from the traditional raft race and aerial trapeze performances to bread-making workshops and baking competitions.
There will also be circus skills workshops, an omelette challenge and disco yoga.
At the heart of the festival will be a celebration of the finest Scottish food and drink, its producers and the nation’s best cooking.
The event will also host Cinemor77, a mobile cinema housed in a yurt, equipped with cushions and beanbags for guests to enjoy a selection of independent films.
Mhor Festival has been run by Tom and Lisa Lewis since 2012 and has expanded from a two to three-day event, running this year from May 26 to 28.
Tom – chef proprietor of Monachyle Mhorl – said: “Mhor Festival is more than a food festival. It is a great party with an excellent line up of our favourite chefs, DJs and musicians.”
The event begins with the traditional Mhor Feast, which this year boasts an all-female line-up of chefs. The five-course meal will be prepared by Lorna McNee, Rosie Healey of Ottolenghi fame, the “Café Girls” of Café St Honore and Monachyle Mhor’s own Marysia Paskowska.
Paul Bush OBE, director of events at VisitScotland, said: “We are delighted to be supporting Mhor Festival.
“It promises to be a fantastic family event. Scotland is the perfect stage for events and the team have brought together another strong programme this year.
“With live music, theatre, children’s entertainment and, of course, a great selection of local food and drink on offer, there really is something for everyone to enjoy.”
Accommodation options include camping in the festival grounds, glamping in the Mhor Bell Tents or staying in one of the local hotels and B&B’s.
For more information and ticket information, visit www.mhorfestival.net.