The year of Scotland's Islands begins!

01 April 2011

The year of Scotland's Islands begins!

April 2011 sees the start of a year-long programme of events, exhibitions and conferences. All are being staged thanks to the tireless efforts and skills of the people of Scotland's islands. All showcase the diversity and excitement of island life.

42 of our inhabited islands, large and small, will be hosting these occasions, from now until April 2012. The year officially launches next week with the homecoming of the Celtic media Festival, opening on 13th April in Stornoway.


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 -  

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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