Pages of the Sea

Join a World War One commemoration event at Culla Bay, Benbecula. Sunday 11th November, 3.30 to 4.30 A large-scale portrait of a local WWI casualty etched into the sand on Culla Bay beach on 11th November 2018. Sand artists ‘Sand In Your Eye’ will design the portrait, which will be washed away as the tide comes

House dresses and crottle

Here’s a new art project with a Uist connection, inspired by house dresses and wrap aprons. The artist is Joanne B Kaar The house dress was often worn by women when dyeing yarns with lichen (crottle/crotal) in the Scottish Highland and Islands. Traditionally, this type of work clothing had a small, repeat floral pattern. Uses

Katharine Barr Arts Bursary

Katharine Barr (1935 – 2014) was an artist and a very popular art teacher in the Uists. The Arts Bursary which has been set up in Katharine’s memory will be awarded annually for four years. For the first three years it will be awarded to an artist. In the fourth year it will be awarded

Uist artists’ directory

Uist artists can now share profiles of their work on the new Uist Arts Association at If you are a UAA member, you can login and upload photos of your work, a description of your practice, contact details and (if you have a gallery or open studio) details of opening hours and location. See examples

Talks and classes at Claddach Kirkibost Centre

The Claddach Kirkibost centre has announced its events programme for September 2018: Thursday 13th September 7pm Margaret Joan MacIsaac – Pinhole Photography Workshop Part I Local resident Margaret Joan will explore how to create photographs using a simple homemade camera which participants will make from recycled materials. Please note that this is a two-part workshop.

Pottery classes in Locheport?

Louise Cook at Shoreline Stoneware is looking to develop facilities to enable her to offer a range of pottery classes in Locheport, North Uist and would like to gauge your views and level of interest. The survey is a simple tick-box online questionnaire, with space for comments. The link is below: it shouldn’t take more

Audio recordings from Uist

Audio recordings of the traditions of crofters, farm workers and fishermen, in English and Gaelic, along with some Scots, were put online by the Digital Archive of Scottish Gaelic (DASG), University of Glasgow in August. 33 audio files are being published from the Mòthan Archive, all gathered in North and South Uist, Scalpay, Harris, Barra,