The Outer Hebrides, also known as the Western Isles, is an island chain off the west coast of mainland Scotland.
Lewis and Harris make up the largest island in the Outer Hebrides, with the main town of Stornoway providing a gateway to the Scottish mainland and other islands.
Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre, in Lochmaddy, North Uist, is a place where people can meet, share ideas, learn new skills and experience imaginative and stimulating cultural interpretation. The island location and environment are key factors in making this aim come to life.
An Lanntair Arts Centre in Stornoway often houses craft exhibitions, and has a regular calendar of arts events. Another key museum in the town, Museum nan Eilean, is currently closed for a major redevelopment project, and will reopen in 2015.
The Kildonan Centre in South Uist includes a museum and a craft shop, as well as a cafe and archaeology room.
The area is famous for its textile production, in particular the world renowned Harris Tweed.