The first legal distillery on the Isle of Raasay in northwest Scotland began distilling in 2017. It is our vision to create the finest Hebridean single malt Scotch whisky and a unique whisky destination with arguably the best view from any distillery in Scotland.
Experience at first hand our exciting journey from revitalising an island landmark building, to harvesting the first Raasay barley for a generation, and handcrafting the first Isle of Raasay single malt in Scotch whisky history with water sourced from a Celtic well deep beneath the distillery.
There is level access from the main entrance to:Shop area and receptionVisitor Centre ReceptionDisabled toilet in the visitor centre reception areaVisitor centre shop includes a well stocked gift shop of whisky and distillery merchandiseDistillery Production AreaTasting RoomThe Gathering RoomThere is a smoking bin outside to the right of the front door
Getting hereFor further information on accessible travel in Scotland, go to Transport Scotland.
Travel by public transport
Heading towards Portee on the Isle of Skye there is the ferry terminal to Raasay at Sconser. Pull into the waiting bays in readiness for the next ferry. There is no need to book and you can buy your tickets on the boat. The crossing over to Raasay is just 25 minutes.
Travel by taxi
We can collect passengers from the ferry using the distilleries landrover. It is not equiped with wheel chair access. However if you wish to bring your car over to Raaay to visit the distillery there is accessible parking oposite the front entrance. There is always someone at reception to assisit visitors.
Accessible parking is opposite the front entrance of the distillery visitor centre, therefore there is no call to transport visitors from the car parking to the main entrance.
Path to main entrance
The front door 900mm but can be opened to its double width which gives an opening size of 1920 mm
The front door is straight into the reception area where there is always a member of the team on hand to offer assistance.
Getting around inside
Ticket/ information desk
Visitor Centre Reception
The ticket and reception area is a wide open space with a section of the desk lowered for wheel chair users.
Shop area and reception
off of the reception area is an accessable toilet.
Disabled toilet in the visitor centre reception area
Flip top stainless steel bin is available to use from a seated position
Visitor centre shop includes a well stocked gift shop of whisky and distillery merchandise
Distillery Production Area
There is a platform lift upto a landing, just outside the distillery production area.
The tasting room is off of a walk way which is 1200 mm wide. Wheel chair users are able to join the whisky tasting in this room at the end of the tour as there are moveable bars and movable seating if required,
The Gathering Room
There is also an exterior exit/entantance to the gathering room. This is 1230 mm wide giving further access.
Getting around outside
There is a smoking bin outside to the right of the front door
There is a bin supplied to the right of the front door which allows cigarettes to be safely stubbed out .
level paved area outside of the gathering room
An outside paved, flat area to take in the breathtaking views of the Culin mountain range of the Isle of Skye.
Customer care support
A mobility scooter or battery powered wheelchair can be charged via a domestic 13 amp plug socket. These can be found within the reception area of the visitor centre and under a covered area to the back of the distillery building. .
Emergency evacuation procedures
There is emergency evacuation equipment at the top of the landing just outside the lift and at the second set of stairs in the Still Hall.
Customer care support
Between the opening hours of the distillery visitor centre - 10.00 am and 5.00 pm there will always be a team member available to assist. They will be on the front desk in the reception area of the visitor centre. Part of the reception desk has been lowered to assist wheelchair users.