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  • The Vatersay Boys, a ceilidh band, performing on the Isle of Berneray
    The Vatersay Boys performing on the Isle of Berneray
  • Dream State Circus at the Hebridean Celtic Festival
    Dream State Circus at the Hebridean Celtic Festival
  • Two golfers walk past the honesty box at the Isle of Harris Golf Club, Scarista
    The honesty box at the Isle of Harris Golf Club, Scarista
  • An informal session of accordion music with local musician Duncan Mackinnon on Isle of Barra, Outer Hebrides
    An informal session of accordion music with local musician Duncan Mackinnon
  • A pipe band at the Hebridean Celtic Festival
    The Hebridean Celtic Festival

Reflecting the rich culture of these islands, the Outer Hebrides boasts an impressive programme of events. With traditional music and boat festivals, Highland games and agricultural show, you’re likely to be able to join in some kind of celebration during your stay.

You cannot travel far in these islands without coming upon some dance or music event. Home to unique language, Outer Hebrides is the heartland of the Gaels and the Gaelic culture which is the backdrop to a holiday in the isles with festivals, ceilidhs and summer pipe bands parades always on somewhere.

The big events, like the Ceòlas Music Festival in South Uist, the critically acclaimed Hebridean Celtic Festival with traditional and contemporary music events around Lewis and Harris, and the annual calendar of Fèisean, are all worth experiencing.

Barra Live is another fun festival in the Outer Hebrides in July which is the perfect time to visit this lovely little island and hear fantastic live traditional music in an unbeatable setting.

For a plethora of local galas, shows and Highland games with arts and crafts throughout the area, make sure to attend the annual Sail Stornoway Maritime Festival held in July.

If you’re a book lover then don’t miss the annual Hebridean book festival, the Faclan, or why not join in with the local in celebration of the traditional and folk music during Harris Arts Festival in summer?

The working of the land is reflected in the various agricultural shows that take place in communities. As far as key sporting events, there are the various island half-marathons, while the Stornoway Golf Club Open Week is a seven day extravaganza of golf.

While you can enjoy days of absolute peace in the Outer Hebrides, experiencing one of the islands’ vibrant events is a great way if learning about the local history and culture and making new lifelong friends.

Take a look at the below listings to find a great range of events in the Outer Hebrides throughout the year and start planning your holiday today.

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  1. Stornoway Golf Club Open Week

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Outer Hebrides

    Various competitions.

    Dates

    5 Jul 2014 to 12 Jul 2014
  2. Gradings

    Stornoway

    World class piping, dancing, singing and music in the Hebrides, as part of Homecoming Scotland 2014.

    Dates

    8 Aug 2014 to 9 Aug 2014
  3. Gradings

    Outer Hebrides

    Traditional Highland games.

    Dates

    23 Jul 2014
  4. Point Show 2014

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Outer Hebrides

    Attractions and competitions for all ages.

    Dates

    12 Jul 2014
  5. Gradings

    Outer Hebrides

    A week long celebration of the mountains.

    Dates

    13 Sep 2014 to 20 Sep 2014
  6. Ryan Keen

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Stornoway

    Folk and blues-infused soft rock from the songsmith.

    Dates

    25 Apr 2014
  7. Gradings

    Stornoway

    This award winning music festival is set against the rich cultural heritage of the Outer Hebrides.

    Dates

    16 Jul 2014 to 19 Jul 2014
  8. Gradings

    Outer Hebrides

    A major forum for global researchers to present their latest findings.

    Dates

    30 Apr 2014 to 2 May 2014
  9. Gradings

    Stornoway

    Run, jog or walk the around Hebridean landmarks including the historic Callanish Stones.

    Dates

    2 Aug 2014
  10. Ceolas

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Outer Hebrides

    Celebrating Scottish language, music and culture.

    Dates

    6 Jul 2014 to 11 Jul 2014
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