What's Happening in Harris blog

Piping extravaganza

World famous band the St Laurence O’Toole Pipe Band were the guests of honour during a weekend of music. The band, from Dublin, travelled to the Hebrides on a special chartered plane to take part in a piping extravaganza at the beginning of March.

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Another festival act announced

Indie folk band Admiral Fallow are the latest to be announced for the line-up of this year’s Hebridean Celtic Festival. The group, from Glasgow, are one of the up and coming bands on the music scene and have attracted praise from big names such as Elbow and the Guillemots. Louis Abbott, of Admiral Fallow, said:  “We’re delighted to have been asked to play HebCelt this year.

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Science takes over

It was definitely time for science bit when the Hebridean Science Festival made a comeback for 10 days in March. Science events took place in public venues and schools across the region during the festival, which was held for a second time due to the success of the event last year.

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Cash for craft makers

Craft makers in the Outer Hebrides are being given a helping hand with the launch of a grant scheme for the second year in a row. The awards scheme is being run by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, in partnership with Creative Scotland, in an aim to support artists and craft makers based in the region.

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Harris Tweed boosts industry

Harris Tweed has been given a boost thanks to a £200,000 funding package. The funding, being provided by the European Social Fund, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and Highlands and Islands Enterprise, will ensure more people are given training in the Harris Tweed industry.

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