Gaelic Culture

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Dancing Flower Crafts designs and handmakes one off, unique Harris Tweed® gifts and accessories. Inspired by the colours, sights, sounds, life, wildlife and environment of the magical Outer Hebrides.…

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…

Aerial photo of the Taigh Chearsabhagh building, looking towards Lochmaddy Pier and Lee.

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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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…

Coloured Tweed Cushions

Borrisdale Tweed produces high quality, exclusive, Harris Tweed products.  We make cushions, throws and bedspreads, handbags, holdalls plus smaller items such as caps and scarves.

Ceòlas

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

An Taigh Cèilidh

Nicknamed “The Gaelic café” by locals, An Taigh Cèilidh is a Gaelic community centre with events, café, bookshop & gifts. The use of Gaelic is encouraged, though everyone is welcome regardless of…

Experience our Gaelic Culture

  1. Nicknamed “The Gaelic café” by locals, An Taigh Cèilidh is a Gaelic community centre with events, café, bookshop & gifts. The use of Gaelic is encouraged, though everyone is welcome regardless of whether fluent or don’t have a single word.
    1. 1st January 202431st December 2024
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    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. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. Head to Seallam! and find your Hebridean roots
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    5. Piper at Ceolas, South Uist
      Attend the week long Ceolas Summer School and learn the language, piping, singing and dancing.
    6. If you have visited Barra and Vatersay, make a bunting flag to mark your visit.
    7. Harris Tweed Weaver at the loom.
      The story of an island fabric, world-famous in fashion. Harris Tweed is the Outer Hebrides' most famous export. So let’s look at what goes into making this
    8. Peat cutting - herringbone pattern
      Ask any ex-pat Hebridean to name something that reminds them of home, and the smell of peat is likely to be near the top of the list.
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      Hillcrest, Upper Carloway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9AQ

      Telephone

      07985289468

      Isle of Lewis

      Awards

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

      Dancing Flower Crafts designs and handmakes one off, unique Harris Tweed® gifts and accessories. Inspired by the colours, sights, sounds, life, wildlife and environment of the magical Outer Hebrides. Each design is unique and I’m happy to design something special just for you.

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    2. 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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    3. Aerial photo of the Taigh Chearsabhagh building, looking towards Lochmaddy Pier and Lee.
      Photo of a museum exhibition with a mannequin's head in a feathered headdress, and photos in the background.
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      Photo of an art exhibition in the Gallery, with a large drawing and artwork on a wall and table.
      Photo of a museum exhibition with a dressed mannequin and photos and artefacts in the background.
      Photo of bagpipes placed on a chair, with the Taigh Chearsabhagh logo in blue lighting behind.
      Image of a page of Gaelic text in a book, in green colouring, with the Duilleag Reading Group title above.
      Photo of the Taigh Chearsabhagh building taken from a boat on the sea below.
      Aerial photo of the Taigh Chearsabhagh building, looking towards Lochmaddy Pier and Lee.
      Photo of a museum exhibition with a mannequin's head in a feathered headdress, and photos in the background.
      Close up photo of someone working in the print workshop with books and art work materials.
      Photo of the Taigh Chearsbhagh cafe tables taken from above.
      Photo of Taigh Chearsabhagh taken on a dark moonlit evening, showing the tide line lighting installation round the building.
      Photo of an art exhibition in the Gallery, with a large drawing and artwork on a wall and table.
      Photo of a museum exhibition with a dressed mannequin and photos and artefacts in the background.
      Photo of bagpipes placed on a chair, with the Taigh Chearsabhagh logo in blue lighting behind.
      Image of a page of Gaelic text in a book, in green colouring, with the Duilleag Reading Group title above.
      Photo of the Taigh Chearsabhagh building taken from a boat on the sea below.

      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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      Address

      Claddach Kirkibost Centre, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5EP

      Telephone

      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.

      Add Love Gàidhlig to your Itinerary

    5. Address

      Callanish, Callanish, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9DY

      Isle of Lewis

      Awards

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

      The Calanais Visitor Centre is the Visitor Centre for the Callanish Standing Stones. The Centre has a small gift shop, cafe and interpretation centre for the 'Story of the Stones'.

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    6. 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

      Create memories that will last a lifetime. Step off the beaten track and immerse yourself in island life. Meet the locals, hear tales of yesteryear, learn a little Gaelic, get up close with our animals and sample our island produce.

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    7. Coloured Tweed Cushions
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      Address

      Obbe Rd, Leverburgh, Isle Of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS5 3TS

      Telephone

      01858 520788

      Isle Of Harris

      Awards

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

      Borrisdale Tweed produces high quality, exclusive, Harris Tweed products.  We make cushions, throws and bedspreads, handbags, holdalls plus smaller items such as caps and scarves.

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    8. Address

      Cnoc Soilleir, Daliburgh, Isle of South Uist, Inverness-shire, HS8 5SS

      Telephone

      01851770711

      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.

      Add Ceòlas to your Itinerary

    9. Address

      16 Sràid na h-Eaglaise, Steòrnabhagh, Leòdhas, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2DH

      Telephone

      01851441375

      Leòdhas

      Awards

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

      Nicknamed “The Gaelic café” by locals, An Taigh Cèilidh is a Gaelic community centre with events, café, bookshop & gifts. The use of Gaelic is encouraged, though everyone is welcome regardless of whether fluent or don’t have a single word.

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      • Gaelic Speaking

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      • Children Welcome

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      Address

      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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      Add The Harris Tweed® Story Room to your Itinerary

    11. Clan Mackenzie Monument at Seaforth Head
      Loch Erisort in Winter
      Clan Mackenzie Monument at Seaforth Head
      Loch Erisort in Winter

      Address

      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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    12. 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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      • Gaelic Speaking

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      • Baby Changing Facilities Available
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      • Outdoor Play Area

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    13. 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

      A cèilidh/meeting place with arts and cultural exhibitions, a café, accommodation, events and classes. A warm welcome – ceud mìle fàilte – awaits visitors from near and far at Grinneabhat.

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    14. Gaelic translations to help you with the charts.

      Add Gaelic for Sailors - Sea & Vessels to your Itinerary

    15. 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.

      Add Kildonan Museum to your Itinerary

    16. Address

      22a Crossbost, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9NP

      Telephone

      07833 335186

      Isle of Lewis

      Awards

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

      The Weaving Shed; an independent studio shop and Harris Tweed weaving shed. Stocking Harris Tweed fabric, clothing, bags and accessories, plus original artwork and jewellery crafted from seashore finds.

      Add The Weaving Shed: Two Sisters Tweeds & Western Isles Designs to your Itinerary

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      Outer Hebrides

      Gaelic translations to help you with the charts.

      Add Gaelic for Sailors - Mountains & Key Phrases to your Itinerary

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      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

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