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Activities, festival and show guide.

The Isle of Lewis will be the location of The Royal National MOD in 2011 this year will also see the launch of the first Single Malt Whisky produced on the Island in almost 200 years and the distillery Abhainn Dearg, is within walking distance of Beach Bay Cottage!

Festivals and Exhibitions

During the summer months there are Fun Days and Events for islanders and visitors to enjoy, Uig has its own Gala Day, follow the link to find out more. 

The Celtic Music Festival, Highland Games and Sailing Festivals are possibly the most well known, but the local Agricultural Shows and Fun Days offer visitors a real taste of Island life and hospitality.


Hebridean Celtic Festival
Famous three day music festival held in Stornoway Castle Grounds

Lewis Highland Games -
The Lewis Highland Games has been staged for around a century. This event is hosted by the community of Tong, on the doorstep!Games

Sail Hebrides
Annual Sailing Festival for everyone.

Shows, Gala's & Carnivals

Point Show
Westside Agricultural Show
Uig Gala Day
Stornoway Carnival

Museums, Galleries and Exhibitions

There are lots of photo galleries, museums and art exhibitions on the islands, this is just a small selection.

An LanntairAn Lanntair Stornoway

Stornoway Museum
10am- 5.30pm Museum nan Eilean,
Francis Street, Stornoway 
(01851) 709266

Comann Eachdraidh Nis / Ness Historical Society
Ongoing exhibitions covering local crofting history in the Ness Area.
10-4pm Mon - Fri
Ness Heritage Centre, Habost, Ness
01851 810377

Ravenspoint Visitor Centre,
Kershader, South Lochs, Isle of Lewis,
01851 880737

Restaurants and Shops

Digby Chick - Stornoway
HS1 - Stornoway
An Lanntair - Stornoway

There are also several Indian and Chinese restaurants and takeaways, plus many more establishments too numerous to mention here.

The Famous Stornoway Black Pudding

Whilst staying on the island you must try our own island recipe Black Pudding and help in the fight to get it recognised.

You can watch a video and get the full story here and also view some of our wonderful butcher shops.



There is almost always something to do or see, all year around !

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