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Accommodation & Food

Beul na MaraServiced and self catering accommodation in the Outer Hebrides
Cala HotelsHotels located in Stornoway
Charles Macleod ButchersAward winning local butchers and makers of the famous Stornoway Black Pudding
Doune Braes HotelAccommodation and excellent restaurant situated on the west side near the Doune Broch in Carloway.
Gearrannan Blackhouse VillageA unique self-catering holiday accommodation on the Atlantic coast of the Isle of Lewis, close to the Callanish Standing Stones and Carloway Broch. Open all year.
Hebridean CottagesSelf catering accommodation within easy distance of airport and Stornoway
Hebridean HostelQuality hostel accommodation in the heart of Stornoway
Macleod & MacleodBlack pudding suppliers and quality butchers on Church Street
Otter BunkhouseOtter Bunkhouse offers alternative accommodation in the popular area of Uig, on the Isle of Lewis
Stornoway Fish SmokersStornoway's premier supplier of smoked fish, kippers, salmon, and shellfish.

Craft Traders 2018

Acair EarrantaAcair Limited (Gaelic Publishers)
Art Glass by Catherine LowGlass artefacts using a range of hot and cold glass techniques to produce jewellery, vessel, plates, awards and painted glass panels.
Dalbeg DesignUnique silver jewellry and accessories inspired by the wild beauty of Dalbeg beach
Debbie Cassells ArtistLandscapes and harbours inspired by the vibrant colours of the sea, sand, and boats of the Outer Hebrides.
Diggory BrownHarris Tweed Kilts, hats, headscarves and hoodies. Harris Tweed is an old name that can do new things.
Hebridean Spa Organic seaweekd skincare
Hebridean StoreUnique, luxury, handmade gifts from the Hebridean Scottish islands
Lewisian NiceHebridean gifts
Ros Paterson ArtistArtwork ranging from mini wearable art, to travel sized paintings and larger work, so you can have your artwork on your clothes, on your travels or in your home
Split Tin GuitarsUnique guitars, banjos and ukuleles made from vintage sweet and biscuit tins.

Festival Associates

999Design999 Design delivering Creative Intelligence, Boundless enthusiasm, Design effectiveness.
An LanntairStornoway's fabulous new Arts Centre, year round events and exhibitions programme.
Brighter StillLeila Angus, Official Festival Photographer
Lews Castle CollegeInterested in courses in traditional music and Scottish Gaelic based in the Outer Hebrides?  Click here for more information about the great programme at LCC Benbecula.
Margaret Smith Fine ArtArtist specialising in pastel portraiture
PRSF for Music FoundationHCF Trust gratefuly acknowledges financial support from the PRS for Music Foundaiton, the UK's leading independent funder of new music across all genres
ReefnetHCF Website designers providing full e-business services.
Splendid EventsEvent Management, Programming, Consultancy & Agency
SurfLewisBeginner and intermediate surf lessons throughout the beaches of Lewis and Harris. No experience necessary. All equipment is included with lesson. Experienced and fully qualified Surf Instructors. Surfboard and wetsuit rental is also available.
Volunteer CentreWebsite of the Volunteer Centre in the islands

Festival Listing Websites

eFestivalsFestival listings website
FolknRootsGuide to the Folk, Roots and Acoustic Scene around the UK
WeLoveFestivalsFestival networking site


An Comunn GàidhealachPromotes Gaelic language and culture
Colaiste a' ChaisteilGaelic, Communications, Arts Music & Language courses
Comann na GàidhligGaelic Development Agency
Comann nam PàrantInformation on Gaelic Medium Education
Fèisean nan GàidhealGaelic festivals
MGAlbaGaelic TV body
The Royal National ModPremier Gaelic Music Competition

General Information

Community SafetyCommunity safety partnership at the local council
North Harris TrustSite of community owned North Harris Trust
Outer Hebrides Food Producers AssociationLinks to a network of speciality food producers in the area
Stornoway GazetteLocal newspaper
Stornoway TodayLocal news and information brought to you by Stornoway Gazette
Zero WasteGeneral information for waste awareness and recycling in the islands

Harris Tweed

Garynahine Harris TweedGenuine hand woven Orb stamped Harris Tweed.
Harris Tweed AuthorityCustodians of the world famous Orb mark
Harris Tweed HebridesShawbost based Harris tweed mill
Harris Tweed ScotlandStornoway mill producing Harris tweed for their range of mens jackets

Local Culture

Bill Lawson PublicationsSpecialist Books & Genealogy Research Material of Bill Lawson, Genealogist
Calanais Visitor CentreInterpretation centre with cafe and shop set below the world famous Calanais Standing Stones
Comann Eachdraidh UigFresh notes and old stories from Comann Eachdraidh Uig
Harris ArtsPromoting the Arts in Harris
Hebridean Brewery Hebridean Brewery - fine ales from the Hebrides
Hebridean ConnectionsGenealogy, history, traditions, culture and archaeology of the Outer Hebrides
Seallam!Genealogy Research Centre for the Outer Hebrides and home of Co Leis Thu?

Music Sites

AdastraMusic agents promoting top quality acts
Afro Celt Sound SystemAfro Celt Sound System's fan website
Alyth McCormackLewis born Scottish singer and actress
Blazin' FiddlesTop Highland fiddle band home site
Celtic ConnectionsGlasgow's winter music festival
Coda MusicTraditional and Contemporary Music shop based in Edinburgh
Dirty LinenNorth American Music resource and magazine
Fèis RoisThoroughly rooted in the Gaelic culture, F�is Rois provides a platform for the tuition and performance of traditional music, song and dance in Ross and Cromarty.
Foot Stompin' RecordsGreat website of Scottish Music Label Foot Stompin'Records promoting the music of some of Scotland's brightest young stars
Hothouse FlowersTop Irish group
Julie FowlisOfficial website of Hebridean star Julie Fowlis
Liam Ó MaonlaíIrish singer, musician, songwriter, painter, actor, artist.....
Margaret StewartRenowned Gaelic singer
Mary Jane LamondOfficial site for Cape Breton Gaelic songstress
Musicians UnionRepresenting musicians
MusicScotland.comTop Scottish on-line CD and music catalogue.
Peatbog FaeriesOfficial website of Skye based celtic fusion band
Piping LiveGlasgow's major piping festival
Port Fiary Folk FestivalWorld renowned festival held annually in March in Victoria, South West Australia
Red Hot Chilli PipersOfficial website for the Red Hot Chilli Pipers
Ridge RecordsRunrig's Record Label also produced for Blair Douglas, Fred Morrison and Calum Martin
RunrigThe original Gaelic supergroup
Salsa CelticaOffical site for Scotland's most popular live bands
Tønder FestivalLeading European folk festival based in Denmark
The Living TraditionThe Living Tradition Magazine is the definitive guide to the folk and traditional music scene. Packed with news, reviews and features leading you to the best of live and recorded music, clubs, concerts and festivals.
The Performing Rights SocietyThe Performing Rights Society
The Saw DoctorsOfficial website of Irish supergroup
The WaterboysOfficial site for The Waterboys
tradmusic.comScottish, Irish and World Music news, artists, music and CDs
Vertical RecordsThe home of Capercallie, Karen Matheson and Michael McGoldrick

Tourism & Travel

Caledonian MacBrayneFerry travel to the Outer Hebrides
Carhire HebridesA range of quality hire cars at great prices
CitylinkBus links
Highland AirwaysLocal Airline serving the Hebrides
Island CruisingCruising round the Hebrides
Local Bus TimetablesListing of all local bus timetables
ScotrailRail links
SeatrekAdventurous, scenic boat trips around the beautiful, blue waters of the Outer Hebrides
Stornoway CabsTaxi firm offering guided tours

Outer Hebrides website - all you need to know before you visit



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