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A series of talks by the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust next week seeks to explore the relationship between island-dwellers and the fascinating creatures who live around our shores.

Starting on Wednesday 18 May, a talk entitled Whales and Gaels will look at the historic relationship between the people of the islands and the sea.

The talk is to be given at Comunn Eachdraidh Nis at 11.30am that day and will be followed the same afternoon by a guided wildlife watch at the Butt of Lewis Lighthouse, with the RSPB, from 3pm.

On Thursday a whale and dolphin identification workshop is to be held at Gallan Head at 11am, followed by a guided watch on the headland. The Whales and Gaels talk will be repeated in Uig Community Centre at 3pm that day.

Finally on Friday from 10am to 12noon there’s a drop-in event at Huisinis Gateway with the North Harris Trust ranger, where people can learn more about the natural and cultural heritage of Harris.

All the events are free to attend, with no need to book in advance, although donations will be accepted to support the work of the trust.