Gaelic Culture

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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…

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.

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…

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.…

Ceòlas

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…

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

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      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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    3. Gaelic translations to help you with the charts.

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

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      01851 710210

      Isle of Lewis

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

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      07790454565

      Isle of lewis

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      • 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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    6. Thatch Cottage , North Uist
      Coming ashore otter
      Yacht at anchor , Vallay
      Cycling in Harris
      Eriskay and Causeway
      The Lees , North Uist
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      West beach Berneray
      Harris Tweed
      Sunset, Barra
      Thatch Cottage , North Uist
      Coming ashore otter
      Yacht at anchor , Vallay
      Cycling in Harris
      Eriskay and Causeway
      The Lees , North Uist
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      West beach Berneray
      Harris Tweed
      Sunset, Barra

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      An Struan Ruadh, Sollas, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5DA

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      07543 094491

      Isle of North Uist

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

      Igot2travel offer wildlife watching, cultural & history, walking, fishing and inter-island day trips with a local Gaelic speaking guide. Specially tailored personal tours across the Outer Hebrides, introduce you to the magic of the islands.

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