Home to unique, lively and vibrant culture and the true heartland of the Gaels and the Gaelic language, the Outer Hebrides offers a diverse calendar of arts and cultural celebrations. From arts exhibitions at the many galleries and museums to traditional folk music and ceilidh dances, experience the best of Hebridean culture.
Visit Harris Arts Festival on Harris for a showcase of professional performances and local artistry. Attend workshops on basket making and peg loom weaving, shop for local textiles and enjoy live gigs as well as drama by touring theatre companies.
To experience Hebridean music, head to a music session at a local pub or revel at one of the islands’ festivals and events.
Learn about the Outer Hebrides history and heritage through the songs at the Hebridean Celtic Festival in Stornoway, or explore the vital connections between Scottish music, Gaelic songs and dance at the Ceòlas Music Festival in South Uist.
Various Fèisean - traditional Gaelic arts and culture festivals - takes place throughout the isles’ towns and villages. Why not join in with the locals to feel the true spirit and soak up the unique atmosphere? You’re guaranteed to take unforgettable memories home.
For a rare combination of culture, sport and social entertainment attend one of the many Highland games in the region where you can take part in a ceilidh and see dancers and bands compete for the title of world champions.
Use the information listings to find out more on arts and culture events in the Outer Hebrides.