Privacy policy


This website is operated and controlled by Scotland's Islands. In terms of the Data Protection Act 1998, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (the Western Isles Council)  is the data controller of personal data (information relating to identifiable living individuals) collected or obtained by or through this website.

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is registered under the Data Protection Act 1998 and as a data controller (notification number Z7313689) and the register entry can be inspected at

Any personal data collected through this website will be treated as confidential under the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998.

The site does not automatically capture or store personal information, other than logging the user's IP address and session info such as the duration of the visit and the type of browser used.

This is recognised by the web server and is only used for system administration and to provide statistics which Scotland's Islands uses to evaluate use of the site.

We do currently use cookies for collecting user information from the site.  You will be notified and asked whether you want to accept the cookie. Please see information below for an explanation of what cookies will do.

  • You will be asked to provide some personal information if you wish to register for email updates. This will be used only for sending you news about Scotland's Islands, and will not be used for other purposes or sold or passed on. We may make information available to tax and law enforcement authorities in particular cases, as required by law.
  • Information submitted through the "submit an event" form will be used to describe, list, and promote these events. The details submitted may be used to contact you for more information, to ensure that the listing on the site is as accurate and complete as possible. By providing this information you consent to Scotland's Islands using these details to help provide you with services or answers to queries, as appropriate. If you are aged 12 or under, please get your parent or guardian's permission before you provide personal information to this website.
  • You do not need to provide us with personal information simply to browse the site.

The information provided on this website is believed to be accurate at the time of writing but the Council accepts no liability for the contents and anyone relying on these contents does so at their own risk.

This privacy policy only covers the Scotland's Islands website. Links within this site to other websites are not covered by this policy and individuals should check the terms of the privacy policy of those other sites for their terms. We are not not responsible for the content of external websites.


All rights to the material contained on this website belong to Scotland's Islands or the organisers of specific events unless otherwise stated.

The material on this website may be printed or downloaded to file, including through the My Favourites PDF service, providing it is for non-commercial use only. Any other use of the material needs to be approved by Scotland's Islands. This does not apply to any material accessed via external links or material belonging to a third party but contained on this site

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If you have any queries or comments relating to the above, please contact us.


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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