The Hebridean Dark Skies Festival is an ambitious annual programme led by An Lanntair, including live music, film, visual art, theatre, astronomy talks, and stargazing. Each February there are two weeks of events at An Lanntair and across the Isle of Lewis, exploring astronomy, darkness, and our night skies.
The festival returns in 2022, bringing together Scotland’s new Astronomer Royal Catherine Heymans, singer-songwriter Rachel Sermanni, award-winning science communicator Roberto Trotta and many more.
Look out for further line-up announcements over the winter months!
The Hebridean Dark Skies Festival is supported by Caledonian MacBrayne, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Culture and Business Fund Scotland. We would also like to thank our event partners, Calanais Visitor Centre, Stornoway Astronomical Society, Gallan Head Community Trust, and Lews Castle College UHI , as well as Cala Hotels, Outer Hebrides Tourism, and VisitScotland.
Our festival trailer was created by Isle of Lewis film-maker John Macdonald, with music by Andrew Eaton-Lewis.