Well-known chefs have joined the line-up for the upcoming Salmon Festival in Inverness.
TV regular Mark Heirs, who worked at Glasgow’s prestigious One Devonshire Gardens and Heston Blumenthal’s three Michelin star Fat Duck in Bray, has signed up for the event.
He will join Alfie Little, chef proprietor of the River House restaurant in Inverness, and Chris Bond, head chef at the city’s Glen Mhor Hotel, in the Marine Harvest Theatre Kitchen at the festival’s free family fair in Bught Park on September 1 and 2.
Members of the public can find out how to cook salmon in a variety of ways at the event, including Mr Little’s famous roast Scottish salmon with spicy broth.
The demonstrations will be compered by well-known food writer and “A Wee Pinch of Sugar” blogger Rachel Gillon.
Marine Harvest will also run its popular salmon barbecue, while La Tortilla in Inverness will be cooking salmon paella.
A food and craft marquee will feature a range of local exhibitors, with artisans showcasing everything from tartan and tweed to hand-knitted accessories, photography, jewellery, silverware, lamps and health and beauty products.
For youngsters, there will be face painting, a bouncy castle and story-telling with Gordon MacLellan, known as “The Creeping Toad”, who will be telling tales and making wild hats and finger puppets.
Scotland’s Salmon Festival is a biennial event led in partnership by Inverness College UHI, which takes place in the Highland capital between Tuesday, August 29 and Saturday, September 2.
It ran for the first time in 2015 and attracted around 3,500 people, generating a significant boost for the local economy.
It is the first event of its kind which celebrates the Atlantic salmon and its importance to Scotland, economically, culturally and historically.