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Hebridean Art and Culture on North Uist
A holiday on North Uist in the Outer Hebrides provides an opportunity to explore the wonderful Hebridean art and culture on the island. Throughout the spring and summer there are music evenings, Ceilidh's and events such as the Highland Games. There is also a programme of events including lectures by local experts on a range of subjects.
The magical light here on Uist is ideal for the talented local artists. There are a number of galleries to visit displaying wonderful locally crafted artwork from paintings to stoneware and glassware.
Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Art Centre at Lochmaddy (A leisurely 25 minute drive) has varied exhibitions throughout the year as well as a museum, post office, shop and a cafe serving lovely food.
For hand-crafted pottery made from natural materials and objects collected on the shore head to Shoreline Stoneware at Locheport which is about a 20 minute drive away.
Hebridean Jewellery can be found on South Uist. They also have a cafe. Please check their website for up to date opening times.
The spinning Mill and Wool centre on the island of Grimsay , North Uist has a shop showcasing Uist Wool yarns and also a viewing area allowing sight of the heritage machinery in action.
The Hebridean Woolshed on South Uist sells a selection of handmade yarns and garments made with traditional tools and methods. Please visit their website for more details and opening times.