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A number of arts centres in the Highland & Islands feature exhibitions which often have Gaelic themes and stock crafts which draw on Gaelic cultural traditions for their inspiration. They tend to use Gaelic in their signage and marketing and more often than not they employ Gaelic-speaking staff. You can find out more about some of them by exploring the sites listed below.




  • Art Centres
  • An Tuireann Arts Centre & Cafe, Portree, Isle of Skye This is a centre for contemporary visual arts and crafts with a changing exhibition and outreach programme bringing the best of Scottish and international artists to Skye and promoting local talent.
  • Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre, Lochmaddy, North Uist This Museum and Arts Centre is in Lochmaddy on North Uist. It is a focus for life in North Uist and welcomes countless visitors each year to experience the arts, culture and heritage of the islands in a friendly and stimulating environment.
  • Taigh Dhonnchaidh arts and music centre Gaelic for ‘Duncan’s House’ an arts and music centre in Ness on the Isle of Lewis. It offers a wide range of activities that support the rich cultural, musical and artistic heritage of the Isles.
  • Proiseact nan Ealan - the National Gaelic Arts Project The National Gaelic Arts Project has been to develop, design and pilot news Gaelic arts and cultural initiatives.
  • Hi-Arts Promoting the arts in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, including film, music and drama
  • Laurence Broderick sculptures Otters and other subjects inspired by the Isle of Skye
  • An Lanntair Arts Centre, Stornoway An Lanntair is a lively arts centre in the centre of Stornoway whose staff are Gaelic speaking in the main. Many of An Lanntair's exhibitions draw on Gaelic culture and arts.
  • An Tobar Arts Centre, Tobermory, Isle of Mull An Tobar is the arts centre for Mull and Iona offering a full programme and facilties from March to December. It includes a cafe and gallery space and stages live music events, exhibitions,ceilidh evenings and music and dance classes.
  • The Museum of Islay Life The Museum of Islay Life has a collection of over 1600 diverse objects,some 1000 books and over 3000 photographs. This collection helps paint a detailed picture of traditionally Gaelic-speaking island.
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