Newsletter (18/10/23)

  • Published on: 8th November 2023
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Our Tourism Community Awards

We are thrilled to have been nominated in the inaugural Our Tourism Community Awards!

An Lanntair has been nominated for the ‘Best See and Do Experience in Lewis & Harris’ award! We’d be delighted if you would spare just a few minutes of your day to vote for us – link is down below!

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The Hebridean Book Festival

Wed 18 Oct – Sat 21 Oct


The Hebridean Book Festival kicks-off today! Look forward to Suzanne Barding’s writer talk from 7.30pm tonight! There are still tickets left for a number of writer talk’s such as Banjo Beale’s Wild Isle Style, Booker Prize winner, Douglas Stuart’s Shuggie Bain and Iain R Thomson’s Isolation Shepherd and plenty more!

Get your tickets down below!

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Dr Saoirse Higgins returns to Lewis for Workshops!

Artist Talk with Dr Saoirse Higgins: Thur 19 Oct, 6pm

* Tel-ØY-graphic system: Thur 19 Oct & Fri 20 Oct

Look forward tor our latest Artist Talk, as Dr. Saoirse Higgins talks about her work in the current exhibition and other recent projects! Saoirse is an artist and researcher based between Papay in the Orkney Islands and Ireland. Her practice is very much about active, performative, social engagement looking at multiple ‘angles of vision’ and the orbits between people and environment, especially in the context of islands and the surrounding sea.

Join Saoirse Higgins on Thursday and Friday for a creative workshop! In this creative workshop and shoreline event with Dr Saoirse Higgins we will create an island ‘Tel-ØY-graphic system’ messaging our current island centre view from the Isle of Lewis out to the rest of the ‘world archipelago’ in this ‘lost’ (caillte) state of the Anthropocene.

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Artist Gathering at Faclan

Fri 20 Oct, 6.30pm  

Free, but booking essential

Our October gathering will be part of this year’s Faclan: the Hebridean Book Festival, and we’ll be reflecting on the festival theme, ‘lost’, with artist and activist Ron Coleman, as he plans Scotland’s first dementia arts festival in November. There will also be conversation (and tunes) with musician Alastair Caplin.

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Peat & Whisky: The Unbreakable Bond – Mike Billet

Sat 21 Oct, 5pm


As well as being a whisky connoisseur, Mike Billett is a leading peatland scientist with a 40 year research career. In recent years he has immersed himself in the landscapes, taste and qualities of Scotland’s single malt whiskies and has applied his deep understanding of the science of peatlands to this passion. Includes details of Chivas Regal’s association with Lewis.

“… among the most important books about whisky ever written.” Charles MacLean, noted whisky writer and connoisseur.

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