Places to visit in the Outer Hebrides


Festivals and Exhibitions

The summer months bring Festivals, Shows and all kind of Fun Days and Events for islanders and visitors alike. 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!
Sail Stornoway Annual Sailing Festival for everyone.

Shows, Gala’s & Carnivals

Point Show
Westside Agricultural Show
Uig Gala Day
Stornoway Carnival

Museums, Galleries and Exhibitions

Callanish Exhibition

Callanish Exhibition

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

An Lanntair

Stornoway Museum 10am- 5.30pm

Museum nan Eilean,
Francis Street,
(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,
01851 810377

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

There is almost always something to do or see, all year around !
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The Western Isles
Events Magazine

The Hebridean Celtic Festival

Gaelic – Isle of Lewis