Posts for December 2013

25 years of Crannog

Monday 23rd Dec 2013

In 1989 fisherman Finlay Finlayson fulfilled his dream by transforming the little building on Fort William’s Town Pier into a seafood restaurant. The building, once used as a lookout point during World War 2, was used as a bait shed until the conversion. Here are a few photos of Finlay and his wife Lorna with construction in progress.

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Crannog Restaurant has now been serving meals to locals and tourists in  Fort William for 25 years and this is how our unique building looks today!

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The restaurant prides itself in sourcing the finest ingredients from the waters around the West Coast of Scotland.

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To see more of our past celebrations take a look at our Facebook page. Look at our timeline from previous years and you will see past big birthday celebrations including cakes to celebrate 10 years and 20 years of Crannog.

We will have more events during 2014 to celebrate our 25th year. Keep up to date by following us on Facebook and on our blog or feel free to comment below.



Crannog Welcomes Fort William’s Chamber of Commerce

Monday 2nd Dec 2013

131128 Chamber of CommerceLorna was delighted to welcome members of Fort William’s Chamber of Commerce to the restaurant recently. The Chamber has been holding its regular networking meetings at different venues throughout Lochaber in 2013, and this month it was our turn!
With 36 members in attendance, the restaurant provided an ideal location, with plenty of space to network and catch up beside the cosy fire. The fire certainly warmed guests on what turned out to be a rather chilly Autumn day!
Chamber members were welcomed with a drink on arrival; a choice of alcohol free cocktails – Lemon & Ginger Spritzer or Orange & Cranberry, or tea or coffee for those feeling the cold!  As always, head chef Stewart MacLachlan produced a fantastic selection for our special lunchtime menu for the chamber members to choose from:

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Roasted Tomato & Pepper Soup with Basil Pesto
Smoked Mackerel and Beetroot Salad
Crab and Apple Timbale with Salsa Verde
Roast Pork Belly with apple puree and garlic & pancetta mash
Smoked Salmon Penne Pasta served with Spinach & Parmesan
Spiced Lentil Cakes served with a chilli chutney

Interestingly, the Roasted Tomato & Pepper Soup and the Roast Pork Belly were the most popular choices, showing you don’t have to be a big seafood lover to enjoy a meal at Crannog!
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If you have any questions for any of our restaurant team or are looking for information on how to book our restaurant for a large group, please leave a comment below and one of our team will get back to you.



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