Creative Connections Western Isles

Supporting some of our most isolated island residents, An Lanntair has launched Creative Connections Western Isles – a new series of online visual arts workshops, in Gaelic and English, for the Over 60s.

Funded and supported by Inspiring Scotland’s Creative Communities programme, Creative Connections Western Isles provides creative and social online opportunities for older adults, with classes now available to book – a perfect surprise gift to cheer up a friend or family member!

“Many communities have excellent provision in place to support the practical needs of older people, but with few community facilities open during this time of COVID-19 restrictions, many people living in remote areas are isolated,” said An Lanntair Education & Outreach Projects Manager, Moira Macdonald.

“Opportunities to be creative and chat with others are essential to maintain strong mental health and good quality of life, and our new range of online workshop provide a supportive group, a place where people can get to know one another, and enjoy positive creative experiences and conversation in the language of their choice.”

Four new workshops will start in March and run for 8 weeks.  All are available to book from An Lanntair’s website.  The workshops will be delivered online via Zoom.  An Lanntair can lend participants a laptop if required (limited numbers), and our Project Co-ordinator Mark Jones is also on hand and happy to provide support with technical issues and set up ‘practice’ Zoom sessions to assist.

Creative Connections Western Isles online workshops are FREE to attend, but spaces are limited, and booking is essential.

Creative Connections classes…


Introduction to Linocut Printmaking with Gill Thompson

Tuesdays 23 March – 11th May, (8 wks), 2pm – 3pm


Rannsachadh ealain lèirsinneach with Sandra Kennedy

Wednesdays 24th March – 12th May, (8wks), 10am – 11am


The Beach Today with Christina Riley

Thursdays from 25th March to 13th May (8 wks), 2pm – 3pm


Home Is Where The Art Is with Kate Temple

Fridays from 26th March – 14th May (8 weeks), 2pm – 3pm