Accommodation & Food

Beul na Mara Serviced and self catering accommodation in the Outer Hebrides
Cala Hotels Hotels located in Stornoway
Charles Macleod Butchers Award winning local butchers and makers of the famous Stornoway Black Pudding
Doune Braes Hotel Accommodation and excellent restaurant situated on the west side near the Doune Broch in Carloway.
Gearrannan Blackhouse Village A 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 Cottages Self catering accommodation within easy distance of airport and Stornoway
Hebridean Hostel Quality hostel accommodation in the heart of Stornoway
Macleod & Macleod Black pudding suppliers and quality butchers on Church Street
Otter Bunkhouse Otter Bunkhouse offers alternative accommodation in the popular area of Uig, on the Isle of Lewis
Stornoway Fish Smokers Stornoway's premier supplier of smoked fish, kippers, salmon, and shellfish.

Craft Traders

Acair Earranta Acair Limited (Gaelic Publishers)
Art Glass by Catherine Low Glass artefacts using a range of hot and cold glass techniques to produce jewellery, vessel, plates, awards and painted glass panels.
Dalbeg Design Unique silver jewellry and accessories inspired by the wild beauty of Dalbeg beach
Debbie Cassells Artist Landscapes and harbours inspired by the vibrant colours of the sea, sand, and boats of the Outer Hebrides.
Diggory Brown Harris Tweed Kilts, hats, headscarves and hoodies. Harris Tweed is an old name that can do new things.
Hebridean Spa Organic seaweekd skincare
Hebridean Store Unique, luxury, handmade gifts from the Hebridean Scottish islands
Lewisian Nice Hebridean gifts
Ros Paterson Artist Artwork 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 Guitars Unique guitars, banjos and ukuleles made from vintage sweet and biscuit tins.

Festival Associates

999Design 999 Design delivering Creative Intelligence, Boundless enthusiasm, Design effectiveness.
An Lanntair Stornoway's fabulous new Arts Centre, year round events and exhibitions programme.
Brighter Still Leila Angus, Official Festival Photographer
Lews Castle College Interested 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 Art Artist specialising in pastel portraiture
PRSF for Music Foundation HCF Trust gratefuly acknowledges financial support from the PRS for Music Foundaiton, the UK's leading independent funder of new music across all genres
Reefnet HCF Website designers providing full e-business services.
Splendid Events Event Management, Programming, Consultancy & Agency
SurfLewis Beginner 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 Centre Website of the Volunteer Centre in the islands

Festival Listing Websites

eFestivals Festival listings website
FolknRoots Guide to the Folk, Roots and Acoustic Scene around the UK
WeLoveFestivals Festival networking site


An Comunn Gàidhealach Promotes Gaelic language and culture
Colaiste a' Chaisteil Gaelic, Communications, Arts Music & Language courses
Comann na Gàidhlig Gaelic Development Agency
Comann nam Pàrant Information on Gaelic Medium Education
Fèisean nan Gàidheal Gaelic festivals
MGAlba Gaelic TV body
The Royal National Mod Premier Gaelic Music Competition

General Information

Community Safety Community safety partnership at the local council
North Harris Trust Site of community owned North Harris Trust
Outer Hebrides Food Producers Association Links to a network of speciality food producers in the area
Stornoway Gazette Local newspaper
Stornoway Today Local news and information brought to you by Stornoway Gazette
Zero Waste General information for waste awareness and recycling in the islands

Harris Tweed

Garynahine Harris Tweed Genuine hand woven Orb stamped Harris Tweed.
Harris Tweed Authority Custodians of the world famous Orb mark
Harris Tweed Hebrides Shawbost based Harris tweed mill
Harris Tweed Scotland Stornoway mill producing Harris tweed for their range of mens jackets

Local Culture

Bill Lawson Publications Specialist Books & Genealogy Research Material of Bill Lawson, Genealogist
Calanais Visitor Centre Interpretation centre with cafe and shop set below the world famous Calanais Standing Stones
Comann Eachdraidh Uig Fresh notes and old stories from Comann Eachdraidh Uig
Harris Arts Promoting the Arts in Harris
Hebridean Brewery Hebridean Brewery - fine ales from the Hebrides
Hebridean Connections Genealogy, 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

Adastra Music agents promoting top quality acts
Afro Celt Sound System Afro Celt Sound System's fan website
Alyth McCormack Lewis born Scottish singer and actress
Blazin' Fiddles Top Highland fiddle band home site
Celtic Connections Glasgow's winter music festival
Coda Music Traditional and Contemporary Music shop based in Edinburgh
Dirty Linen North American Music resource and magazine
Fèis Rois Thoroughly 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' Records Great website of Scottish Music Label Foot Stompin'Records promoting the music of some of Scotland's brightest young stars
Hothouse Flowers Top Irish group
Julie Fowlis Official website of Hebridean star Julie Fowlis
Liam Ó Maonlaí Irish singer, musician, songwriter, painter, actor, artist.....
Margaret Stewart Renowned Gaelic singer
Mary Jane Lamond Official site for Cape Breton Gaelic songstress
Musicians Union Representing musicians Top Scottish on-line CD and music catalogue.
Peatbog Faeries Official website of Skye based celtic fusion band
Piping Live Glasgow's major piping festival
Port Fiary Folk Festival World renowned festival held annually in March in Victoria, South West Australia
Red Hot Chilli Pipers Official website for the Red Hot Chilli Pipers
Ridge Records Runrig's Record Label also produced for Blair Douglas, Fred Morrison and Calum Martin
Runrig The original Gaelic supergroup
Salsa Celtica Offical site for Scotland's most popular live bands
Tønder Festival Leading European folk festival based in Denmark
The Living Tradition The 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 Society The Performing Rights Society
The Saw Doctors Official website of Irish supergroup
The Waterboys Official site for The Waterboys Scottish, Irish and World Music news, artists, music and CDs
Vertical Records The home of Capercallie, Karen Matheson and Michael McGoldrick

Tourism & Travel

Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry travel to the Outer Hebrides
Carhire Hebrides A range of quality hire cars at great prices
Citylink Bus links
Highland Airways Local Airline serving the Hebrides
Island Cruising Cruising round the Hebrides
Local Bus Timetables Listing of all local bus timetables
Scotrail Rail links
Seatrek Adventurous, scenic boat trips around the beautiful, blue waters of the Outer Hebrides
Stornoway Cabs Taxi firm offering guided tours

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