Gaelic Culture

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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…

Harris Tweed purse

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…

Ceòlas

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

Harris Tweed Weaver

We manufacture authentic Harris Tweed® at our mill in Shawbost, working with over 120 self employed home weavers to create our world-famous cloth. Visit our shop in Stornoway to see our collection of…

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  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
  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. <img src="lovegaelic" alt="Learn Gaelic in the Hebrides">
    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 202431st December 2024
    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.
    6. 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
    7. 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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    1. 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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      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.

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

      Telephone

      01878 710343

      Isle of South Uist

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      • 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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      Daliburgh, ISLE OF SOUTH UIST, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5SS

      Telephone

      07747882622

      ISLE OF SOUTH UIST

      Cnoc Soilleir – Coming soon to Daliburgh South Uist. A new development by Ceòlas Ubhist and Lews Castle College UHI

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      Outer Hebrides

      Gaelic translations to help you with the charts.

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

      Telephone

      01851 880236

      Isle Of Lewis

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      • 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 people and the place.

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