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What’s on Outer Hebrides

Also known as the Western Isles, the Outer Hebrides is a blend of rugged mountain ranges and lush green valleys strung out some 130 miles over more than 200 islands. With its spectacular natural environment, the Outer Hebrides is ideal for walking, cycling and watching wildlife, and its superb Atlantic beaches draw surfers from around the globe. Fishing for salmon and trout, as well as sea angling, is highly popular here and, long-regarded as the heartland of Gaelic culture, the Outer Hebrides is also home to a vast wealth of artistic and musical talent. Regular programmes of events and exhibitions are held throughout the islands, celebrating different aspects of life in the Outer Hebrides, and music can be enjoyed in both formal and informal settings at any time of the year.

regional highlights

24th May 2014, Stornoway:

Stornoway Half Marathon, 10K and Family Fun run.

7th June 2014, Benbecula:

June is a fantastic time for a half marathon.

5th July 2014, Isle of Harris:

You’ll be amazed by the scenery this marathon.

28th June - 5th July 2014, Outer Hebrides:

A festival of arts and heritage in the Outer Hebrides featuring music, drama, crafts, talks, children’s events and more.

6th - 11th July 2014, South Uist:

First held in 1996 and set within the gaelic-speaking community of South Uist.

12th July 2013, Isle of Lewis:

Don’t miss the 12th annual Point Show featuring attractions, craft stalls, displays/demonstrations, highland dancing and music.

16th - 19th July 2014, Lewis and Harris:

Visitors travel from far and wide to enjoy this fantastic summer folk festival.

31st July 2014, North Uist:

Annual Show of Crofters Stock, produce, home industries and crafts, plus many side shows and attractions.

8th August 2014 Outer Hebrides:

Tattoo involving 9 pipebands, Sambayabamba, dancers, gymnasts, horses and Gaelic Choir.

9th August 2014,  Outer Hebrides:

Following Carnival Day in Stornoway, a Grand Concert will be held in the Stornoway Sports Centre.


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