Gaelic Culture

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Love Gàidhlig

Learn the Gaelic language with us and enrich your Gaelic conversation skills while visiting the Hebridean island communities. From immersion courses to one-off local lessons, let us give you a sense…

Ceolas

A week long event of Gaelic song, dance and music.

An Lanntair

The largest arts facility in the Outer Hebrides and comprises a gallery, performance space/cinema, education room, bar/restaurant and gift shop. It has won many awards including a Come to Britain…

Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre

Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre is a place where people can meet, share ideas, learn new skills and experience cultural interpretation that is imaginative and stimulating.

Experience our Gaelic Culture

  1. Calum MacLean and Kate MacDonald labelling Downpour Sloe Gin at North Uist Distillery
    Follow Calum Maclean as he tours around our islands in a series of videos, meeting locals and finding out more about the unique Gaelic language and culture here in the Outer Hebrides.
  2. Enrich your Gaelic conversation skills while visiting our island communities with Gaelic immersion courses and one-off local lessons.
    1. Ready to explore Scotland's Gaelic Islands? Read our ebook to learn more about Gaelic, discover some of the best experiences on the islands and find out about life in the Outer Hebrides.
    2. Heb Celt festival, stornoway
      Each July the town of Stornoway is transformed to accommodate this awesome festival, with a mix of local talent, headline acts and fringe events.
    3. Head to Seallam! and find your Hebridean roots
      1. 1st January 202231st December 2022
    4. Piper at Ceolas, South Uist
      Attend the week long Ceolas Summer School and learn the language, piping, singing and dancing.
    5. If you have visited Barra and Vatersay, make a bunting flag to mark your visit.
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    1. Address

      Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides

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      07825 222840

      Isle of North Uist

      Awards

      • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

      Learn the Gaelic language with us and enrich your Gaelic conversation skills while visiting the Hebridean island communities. From immersion courses to one-off local lessons, let us give you a sense of belonging to the Gaelic world.

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    2. Address

      Tigh Na Breacain, Lochskipport, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5NS

      Telephone

      07795634525

      Isle of South Uist

      Awards

      • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

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    3. Address

      Daliburgh, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5SS

      Telephone

      01878 700 154

      Isle Of South Uist

      Awards

      • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

      A week long event of Gaelic song, dance and music.

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    4. Address

      29 Coll, Back, Isle of lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0LP

      Telephone

      07790454565

      Isle of lewis

      Awards

      • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

      Alpacan is a family run croft offering alpaca experiences for all ages. A fantastic way to spend a couple of hours....and get that important alpaca selfie !

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      • Baby Changing Facilities Available
      • Children Welcome - Supervised only

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      • Disabled Parking - Our parking is at the house, is disabled friendly

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      • On Public Transport Route

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    5. Comunn Eachdraidh Nis
      Comunn Eachdraidh Nis Cafe
      Comunn Eachdraidh Nis Cafe
      Comunn Eachdraidh Nis
      Comunn Eachdraidh Nis Cafe
      Comunn Eachdraidh Nis Cafe

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      TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 55 reviews55 reviews

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      Cross School, North Dell, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0SN

      Telephone

      01851 810377

      Isle Of Lewis

      Awards

      • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

      Comunn Eachdraidh Nis is situated in North Dell in the former Cross Primary School. It includes an accredited museum, a vast archive as well as genealogical records for the whole of North Lewis and a café.

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    6. Address

      Kenneth Street, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2DS

      Telephone

      01851 703307

      Isle of Lewis

      Awards

      • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

      The largest arts facility in the Outer Hebrides and comprises a gallery, performance space/cinema, education room, bar/restaurant and gift shop. It has won many awards including a Come to Britain Trophy and Traditional Music Venue of the year.

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      • Baby Changing Facilities Available
      • Children Welcome
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      • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
      • Evening Meal Available

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      • Disabled Citizens

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    7. Address

      Lochmaddy, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5AA

      Telephone

      01870 603970

      Isle of North Uist

      Awards

      • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

      Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre is a place where people can meet, share ideas, learn new skills and experience cultural interpretation that is imaginative and stimulating.

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    8. The Harris Tweed® Story Room
      The Harris Tweed® Story Room
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      The Harris Tweed® Story Room
      The Harris Tweed® Story Room
      The Harris Tweed® Story Room
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      The Harris Tweed® Story Room

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      Town Hall, 2 Cromwell Street, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2DB

      Telephone

      01851 702269

      Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

      Awards

      • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

      Sgeulachd a’ Chlò Mhòir is an introduction to the unique world of HARRIS TWEED, the people, the provenance and the sense of place that makes it so special. There are weaving demos twice weekly and private tours bookable for up to 12 people.

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    9. Address

      Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0XP

      Telephone

      01851 621234

      Isle of Lewis

      Awards

      • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

      The multi-award winning Hebridean Celtic Festival (HebCelt) has been a key feature in the cultural landscape of the Outer Hebrides since 1996. This internationally renowned event has a unique setting in the Scottish Hebridean island of Lewis, the heartland of the Gaelic language and culture.

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      • Baby Changing Facilities Available
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    10. Seaforth Head
      Museum interior
      Seaforth Head
      Museum interior

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      Community Hub, Balallan, Kinloch, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9PN

      Telephone

      01851 830778

      Kinloch, Isle of Lewis

      Awards

      • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

      Kinloch Historical Society is located on the main road between Stornoway and Tarbert, A859. It includes a museum and archive covering various aspects of community life, and information about the area’s links to Clan Mackenzie.

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    11. Address

      Lews Castle Grounds, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0XR

      Telephone

      01851 822746

      Isle Of Lewis

      Awards

      • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

      The Museum and Archive has recently opened at Lews Castle, Stornoway. Exhibitions will give an overview of the islands’ heritage and the Lewis Chessmen are back to delight.

      Add Lews Castle Museum and Archive for the Outer Hebrides to your Itinerary

    12. Address

      44 Habost, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0TG

      Telephone

      01851 810166

      Isle Of Lewis

      Awards

      • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

      Based in Ness on the Isle of Lewis, Taigh Dhonnchaidh offers musical and cultural opportunities to the youth of the area and beyond. Our aim is to preserve the local traditional music and culture for generations to come

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    13. Gaelic translations to help you with the charts.

      Add Gaelic for Sailors - Sea & Vessels to your Itinerary

    14. Address

      Kildonan Centre, Kildonan, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5RZ

      Telephone

      01878 710343

      Isle of South Uist

      Awards

      • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

      Learn about the South Uists local history at Kildonan Museum through stories, artefacts and images.

      The museum is ajacent to a cafe and opposite a local craft shop.

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    15. Address

      Old School House, Drinishader, Isle Of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3DX

      Telephone

      01859 511189

      Isle Of Harris

      Awards

      • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

      The Clò-Mòr or Harris Tweed exhibition in Drinshader Harris, exhibits Harris Tweed through the ages.  There are displays of old and new artefacts and mannequins wearing designer tweed outfits that graced the catwalks around the world.

       

       

      Add Harris Tweed and Knitwear  "Clo Mhor" Exhibition to your Itinerary

    16. Address

      Outer Hebrides

      Gaidhlig (Gaelic in English and pronounced gaalic not gaylic) remains the majority language of the Outer Hebrides. The majority of placenames in the islands are Gaelic or a gaelicised form of Norse. Familiarity with the more common words can greatl

      Add Gaelic for Sailors - Colours to your Itinerary

    17. Address

      North Bragar, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9DA

      Telephone

      01851 710210

      Isle of Lewis

      Awards

      • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

      Fàilte! Welcome to Grinneabhat. Open Tuesday to Saturday. Bragar. Isle of Lewis. On A858. Café. Parking. Light lunches. Sit-In. Takeaway. GF / Dairy-free / Vegetarian options available.

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      • Children Welcome

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      • Cafe / Restaurant available on site

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      • On Public Transport Route

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    18. Address

      Kershader, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9QA

      Telephone

      01851 880236

      Isle Of Lewis

      Awards

      • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

      The Ravenspoint Centre Museum also has an archive and exhibition to allow you to discover more about the poeple and the place.

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