Island Bakery’s Grand Opening

During some of the interviews for People of Tiree, I asked interviewees about the bakery that used to be a part of the island’s culture. I was too young to remember it myself, but I will always recall the memory of my dad handing me some sweet treats from the bakery van one sunny morning in Crossapol with fondness, followed by the feeling that a bakery would be a wonderful addition to return to Tiree’s community.

On Monday 14th October 2019, Louise and Megan filled this addition with the grand opening of a pop up bakery in the small hall of An Talla, welcoming everyone on the island to come along to enjoy a selection of home baking and light lunches. The Island Bakery had only been planned two weeks prior but Louise expressed that if the day went well, she and Megan hoped to have the bakery as a pop-up at least twice a month.

When asked about the feedback from the community, Louise said “The support from the islanders has been great! It means the world to us.” It was good to see the seats in the small hall filled with customers enjoying lunches and taking the large selection of baking home. I left with a slice of Battenberg cake, courtesy of Louise and Megan, which was so thoroughly enjoyed that I had to return an hour later for another slice.

All of the food was homemade and prepared fresh – with a range of cakes, tray bakes and bread, the food offered was a wonderful value for price. I look forward to their future endeavours and hope to see the Island Bakery pop back up very soon.

If anyone would like to enjoy any tasty cakes, rolls or pies made to order, you can contact Louise and Megan via; Facebook: @Island Bakery Email: tireebakes@gmail.com Phone: 07393992852

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