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Update May 16. Find out here with our regularly updated one-stop, at-a-glance guide to what's on in Uist.

Contact us if you would like to have your community event added to the guide.

Wed, May 1 RSPB Highlands and Islands 'Land of Otters' guided walk, starts from Langass Lodge. See this event on Facebook.
   
  “In conversation” evening with Berneray artist Yasmin Davidson at Taigh Chearsabhagh. She will conclude her Dùthchas: through the Artist’s Lens exhibition with a talk on her practice and inspiration. She will be joined by Andy MacKinnon of UistFilm, who directed Dùthchas, the movie that inspired Yasmin’s exhibition. This is a free event that starts at 7 pm.
   
  Bingo Buidhe Bealltainn at Cnoc Soilleir at 7 pm. Six and two flyers. 5 to play, prizes to be won.
   
Fri, May 3 CANCELLED DUE TO BEREAVEMENT - Family ceilidh dance at Stoneybride Hall, 7 pm to 9.30 pm, with Iain MacPhail, Allan Henderson and Friends, plus guest singers and artistes. Tickets 10/5 on the door. Licensed bar and raffle.
   
  Drop-in service resumes at Western Isles Cancer Care Initiative - Uist and Barra from 10.30 am - 12.30 pm. Drop-ins operate on Mondays and Fridays. 
   
  Open Studios exhibition 2024 - a showcase of work from NC Art and Design and BA (Hons) Fine Art students at Taigh Chearsabhagh. Opening night, from 6 pm to 8 pm, is free. The exhibition will run until Saturday, June 15. More info at https://buff.ly/3UbHNkc 
   
Sat, May 4 Barra plant sale in Eriskay Hall from 10.30 am. Teas and home baking also available. Mini soft play.
   
  Two-day indoor car boot sale over the Bank Holiday weekend at Talla an Iochdair, South Uist. Open 11 am to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday.
   
  3 Beaches half marathon on Benbecula from 11.30 am. Entry and further details are here
   
  Garadh a Bhagh a Tuath plant sale in Eriskay Hall, 10.30 am to 2.30 pm. Wide selection of shrubs, perennials, bedding plants, vegetables, and herbs. Raffle in aid of Eriskay church funds. Teas and coffees in aid of Eriskay Hall. Tots soft play. Phone 01871 890 765 for specific plant requests.
   
  Men's Cancer Support Group, 11 am to 1 pm, at An Caladh, Balivanich. A supportive group for men going through or recently been through cancer.
   
  Kildonan Beach Clean to remove the huge volume of plastic brought in by Storm Kathleen and recent high tides. Go to Kildonan South Beach (towards Milton, accessed via the track off the Kildonan road) at 10 am. Bring bags and gloves.
   
Mon, May 6 Treasure Trove event at Museum nan Eilean, Lionacleit, Benbecula, from 5 pm to 7 pm. Learn how Scottish archaeology is recorded. You are welcome to take finds along for identification.
   
  North Uist Community Council meeting at 7 pm in Hosta Hall. All are welcome to attend.
   
  Multiply drop-in is a free monthly maths support for parents and carers to gain confidence with numbers and learn how to tackle maths problems with their children. The drop-in will run from Monday for five weeks at Sgoil an Iochdair from 3 pm to 4.15 pm. 1:1 support is also available at Cothrom. Further information can be obtained by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 01878 700910. 
   
Tue, May 7 "Around the world in 46 years", an illustrated Talks on Tuesdays evening with Alen McCulloch recalling stories from his 42 years of service in Army uniform. The talk starts at 7.30 pm at Ceann na h-Àirigh & Grimsay Boat Museum. Entry is by donation. For further information and booking, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 07842963428.
   
  Developing the Young Workforce Outer Hebrides (DYW) is holding an online employer information session on Microsoft Teams at 7 pm. The event is open to all employers in the Western Isles. It aims to highlight the support available from DYW and Employability teams. If interested, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
   
Wed, May 8 Griminish Taigh Ceilidh cuppa and chat at Benbecula Church of Scotland Hall, 2 pm to 3.30 pm. All are welcome.
   
Thu, May 9

Taster sessions for adult beginners wishing to learn to play a musical instrument.

On Thursday evenings until May 30, as follows:

Piano/keyboard - 6 to 7 pm
Accordion - 7.15 pm to 8.15 pm
Fiddle - 6 pm to 6.45 pm
Fiddle - 7 pm to 7.45 pm

Sessions are free, but donations are welcome. For further information and booking, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or text 07842963428.

   
  Artists Colin Myers, Ian Stephen and Christine Morrison celebrate the opening of Residue. This new exhibition is an expanded form of a book created through the artists’ collaboration in photography, poetry and painting. See https://buff.ly/3UIvywT for further information on this free event.
   
Fri, May 10 Maggie’s Highlands visits South Uist for a day of workshops with the Western Isles Cancer Care Initiative at Cnoc Soilleir, Daliburgh. The day begins at 10 am with workshops on men’s androgen, menopause, and mindfulness workshops. If you want to book a place or need further information, call 01463 382900 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
   
Sat, May 11 Garadh a Bhagh a Tuath comes to Clachan Church from 11.30 am to 2.30 am with a wide selection of shrubs, perennials, bedding plants, vegetables and herbs. Phone 01871 890765 for specific plant requests. Soup, baking, tea, and coffee are in aid of Clachan Church funds.
   
  Western Isles Cancer Care Initiative - Uist and Barra cancer support information and taster event at Cnoc Soilleir, from 10.30 am. It is a relaxed and informative day with guest speakers, taster sessions and 1:1 opportunities. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. The event is for people currently going through or recently been through cancer treatment/diagnosis. Booking by Thursday, May 2, is essential. To reserve a place, private message the Facebook page, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 01851 706721.
   
  Taigh Sgìre Sholais 85th anniversary ploughing competition at Sollas Machair, at 1 pm. The entry fee is £5; kids go free. In addition to the ploughing, there will be soup and sandwiches, a photography exhibition, a crook-making demonstration, and a plant sale. Younger kids can also enjoy the Bus Splaoid aig Deas.

Competition entries are still being accepted. Contact Joan on 07876503671 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can also enter on the day between 12 - 12.30 pm.

   
  Launch of Volume 1 - Berneray to North Ford by Simon M Davies, the first of three volumes of Uist Community Archaeology Group walk routes, at  Ceann na h-Àirigh & Grimsay Boat Museum. The launch event starts at 12.30 pm, with lunch available at The Scandinavian Bakery for £12. Booking is essential; text Simon on 07740 365072.
   
Mon, May 13 A special bookbug session at Lionacleite Library to celebrate BookBug Week, starting at 11 am.
   
  The start of the seven-week-long Wee Wildings and Earthlings term. Wee Wildings meet at Lochmaddy Hall on Mondays from 10 am to 12 pm, and Earthlings meet at Lochmaddy Hall from 1 pm to 2 pm.
   
  Berneray Community Council meeting at 7.30 pm in Berneray Community Hall. All are welcome.
   
Tue, May 14 Scottish Crofting Federation Roadshow at Hosta Hall, 7 pm to 9 pm. Open to all crofters. Share your thoughts on the new Agriculture and Rural Communities Bill, the future of crofting, and how the Scottish Crofting Federation can help you. For further information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
   
Wed, May 15 Stòras Uibhist community engagement session on their hydrological study. It is a drop-in event between 2 pm and 5 pm at Grogarry Lodge.
   
  Scottish Crofting Federation Roadshow at Cnoc Soilleir, 7 pm to 9 pm. Open to all crofters. Share your thoughts on the new Agriculture and Rural Communities Bill, the future of crofting, and how the Scottish Crofting Federation can help you. For further information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
   
Fri, May 17 UistFilm's Film Friday returns with Much Ado About Dying at 7 pm in Carinish Hall. It is a hilarious comedy with after-screening discussion and refreshments. Pay what you want. See the trailer.
   
  Gaelic quiz night at Ceann na h-Àirigh & Grimsay Boat Museum. Doors open at 6.30 pm for a 7 pm start. Question in Gaelic and English about Grimsay, Uist and the wider world. Lachina MacVicar will be asking the not-too-brain-stretching questions. The entry fee is £20 for a team of four with at least one Gaelic speaker. Bring your refreshments and snacks. For further information and booking, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 07842963428.
   
Sat, May 18 "A race around Grimsay" from Ceann na h-Airigh. Registration is from 10 am. Walkers (untimed) set off at 10.30 am, and runners head off at 11 am. Registration for walkers and runners is £12.
   
  Afternoon Tea at Benbecula Church of Scotland Hall from 2 pm to 3.30 pm. All are welcome, and entry is by donation. The event is a fundraiser for Benbecula Church funds.
   
  The Environmental Exhibition at the former Lochmaddy School is open from 2 pm to 5 pm.
   
  Bookbug at Liniclate Library at 11.30 pm. Sponsored by the Scottish Book Trust, Bookbugs are free story, song, and rhyme sessions for babies, toddlers, pre-school children, and their families.
   
Mon, May 20 Sgoil Dhalabroig Sgoil Dhalabroig sgoil-araich open day, from 10 am.
   
  Uist Youth Cafe reopens at An Caladh, East Camp, Balivanich, from 4 pm to 7 pm. It is open to all secondary school-age youths.
   
Tue, May 21 Comann Eachdraidh Uibhist a Tuath summer season heritage ceilidh in Taigh Chearsabhagh, from 2 pm to 4 pm. It is planned to hold them once a month.
   
Thu, May 23 Launch of Pauline Prior-Pitt’s latest poetry collection, Beyond the Bite, from 7.30 pm. The launch celebrates this new publication by the North Uist poet in which she considers the position of women, reflects on relationships and friends, examines the dislocation of COVID-19, takes us to her favourite shores, and shares her experience of loss. Further details - https://buff.ly/3JJTYzJ 
   
Sat, May 25 Charity Race Night in aid of The Beacon—Supporting Mental Health in Uist, 7.30 pm, Southend Hall, Daliburgh. Easy-to-follow betting system at £1 per bet.
   
  Table top sale 12 pm to 2 pm at Berneray Community Hall.
   
Wed, May 29 SPARK information and social event at Lochmaddy Hall, 11.30 am to 2.30 pm.