With little over three weeks to go to the start of this year’s HebCelt, the festival HQ opened yesterday (Monday June 24th) in Stornoway town centre, with festival workers Megan Macsween (left) and Eilidh Jenkins seen above.

The Francis Street base - formerly the card and gift shop of the Stornoway Gazette and situated opposite An Lanntair arts centre - will provide a focal point for local people and visitors to buy and collect tickets and merchandise as well as finding out information about the festival from 17-20 July.

The shop will be open Monday to Saturday from 10am-5pm and during festival week the hours will be extended to 10am-6pm, with late opening until 8pm on Wednesday 17 July.

Festival director Caroline Maclennan said: “The opening of the HebCelt shop is always a special occasion as it means the festival is very close.

“A town centre presence gives everyone a chance to pop in and I’m sure the place will be buzzing for the next three weeks.”

For booking information visit - www.hebceltfest.com/booking/

HebCelt 2019 will feature almost 30 international acts in the main arena programme - including headliners KT Tunstall, The Shires and Tide Lines - as well as events in various venues in Lewis and Harris.