Celtic Media Festival 2011

05 May 2011

Celtic Media Festival 2011

In April the Celtic Media Festival took place in the Outer Hebrides, kicking off the Year of Scotland's Islands with a bang. Around 350 industry professionals and media students attended as delegates along with hundreds of members of the public to see such high profile names as Tilda Swinton, Peter Mullan, Karen Dunbar and Alan McGee take to the stage in An Lanntair Arts Centre, Stornoway.

Throughout the Festival, 21 Torc Awards were presented to films, television and radio programmes and interactive projects. Winners included the expose of Iris Robinson by BBC Northern Ireland, the Gaelic language series Na H-Oganich and the Welsh documentary about endurance in the jungle, Ras yn Erbyn Amser.

The five day programme included panel debates, interviews and workshops as well as a number of free screenings of new and classic productions from the Celtic nations. Activity in the main base of Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis was augmented with screenings on Barra, Benbecula, Harris and North Uist, creating a special event in the Islands, for the Islanders, and many many more from across the world.


Scotland’s Islands - the events, exhibitions and activities happening all year round.

We list every event we hear of, large and small, taking place on the islands of Scotland or taking place elsewhere and relating to Scotland's Islands. They provide a unique opportunity to savour the diversity and excitement of island life. Check our our facebook page for general updates too - http://www.facebook.com/ScotlandsIslands.  

There has never been a better time for you to visit Scotland's Islands, to enjoy the breathtaking scenery and unspoilt beaches, to get close to dramatic wild-life, learn about our heritage, participate in a great range of activities, and enjoy our music, food and drink.

All this on some of our 99 inhabited islands large and small (and many more uninhabited) accessible by sea and air in six regions: Argyll & Bute, Highland, North Ayrshire, Orkney, Outer Hebrides and Shetland.



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