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Update Feb 29 -  Find out here with our regularly updated one-stop, at-a-glance guide to what's on in Uist.

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Thu, Feb 1 St Mary's Church Township Whist at 8 pm in the church hall. Card games are held every Thursday evening during the winter months.
   
  Bun and a Blether on Time to Talk Day from 6 pm to 8 pm at The Beacon, Unit 4-6 Lochboisdale Pier.
   
Fri, Feb 2 Fundraising quiz night at Ceann na h-Àirigh & Grimsay Boat Museum, 6.30 pm to 7 pm start. The entry fee is £20 for a team of four. Bring refreshments and snacks. To register, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or text 07789 306223.
   
  Business breakfast for builders at Cothrom, Ormiclate, South Uist. Discussions about providing local construction industry training with guest speaker Gordon Murray, Training Officer with the Western Isles Construction Training Group. Building firms interested in sharing their thoughts are asked to RSVP by calling 01878 700910 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
   
  Rescheduled Over 60s Christmas Party at St Mary's. Griminish.
   
Sat, Feb 3 Saturday soup and Pudding lunch (cash only) 12 pm - 1 pm or 1.30 - 2.30 pm at Ceann na h-Àirigh & Grimsay Boat Museum. Booking recommended. Also scheduled for Feb 17 and 24.
   
  Car wash at Sgoil Bhaile a' Mhanaich, 10 am to 12 noon. Fundraising event for P7 residential trip. Teas, coffees, and home baking. POSTPONED. NEW DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED.
   
  Men's Cancer Support Group, 11 am to 1 pm, at An Caladh, Balivanich.
   
Sun, Feb 4 Yarn spinning from 1 pm to 3 pm at Ceann na h-Airigh, Grimsay. The Uist Spinning Group meets fortnightly on Sunday afternoons. All interested in spinning welcome.
   
Mon, Feb 5 Berneray Bistro reopens from February 5 to Saturday,  February 10, from 11 am to 3 pm. Serving lunches, coffee and cake. Tables can be booked by calling 01876 540288. Shop open as normal Mon-Sat 9 am to 5.30 pm.
   
  Coralbox Gift Shop on Berneray hosts a Monday to Saturday pop-up to combine shopping and lunch. Open from 11 am to 3 pm.
   
 

Uist Youth Cafe has secured Outer Hebrides Youth Local Action Group funding to explore health and well-being. Tonight’s subject is physical health awareness. Those interested are invited to attend. Further information can be obtained from Laura by calling 01878 700 910 or sending a DM to the Uist Youth Cafe Facebook page

   
  Whist Drive at Taigh Sgìre Sholais. Starts 6.30 pm, no experience necessary. Free event, with tea, coffee, and hot chocolate available.
   
  Women's wood workshop day for upcycling, crafting, and furniture restoration, from 9 am to 1 pm. Volunteers needed to upcycle furniture. Every Monday. For further information, call 01878 700910 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
   
Tue, Feb 6 Community Ceilidh at Clachan Church Hall, 12 pm - 3 pm for lunch, blether and board games.
   
  North Uist Community Council meeting at 7 pm in Lochmaddy Community Hall. All are welcome to attend. See the agenda.
   
  CalMac meeting for crafters and makers interested in selling their products on board the ferry fleet. Drop in between 9 am and 5 pm at Ceolas, Daliburgh. No appointment required.
   
  Diversity and Inclusion in community engagement in Uist day. An Calach, East Camp, Balivanich, from 10.30 am to 8 pm. Register with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
   
  Comann Eachdraidh Uibhist a Tuath winter well-being cupan at Sgoil Chàirinis, 2 pm to 3.30 pm. Every Tuesday this month.
   
  Whist Drive at Taigh Sgìre Sholais, starts 6.30 pm.
   
  Parant is Paiste group launching at Sgoil an Iochdair from 10 am to 11.45 am. All are welcome.
   
  Knit and Natter at Eriskay Community Hall, 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm. Donations welcomed. Also meeting every Tuesday this month.
   
Wed, Feb 7 Cnoc Soilleir Cidsin Ceilidh.
   
  SPARK Uist and Barra in Balivanich Hall, a fun community event from 11.30 am to 2.30 pm. Open to all, it includes a children's clothing swap shop, a bouncy castle, fund activities, and advice from various local agencies. Free lunch. Transport may be available. Enquire by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  POSTPONED
   
Thu, Feb 8 Lino printing workshop at Cothrom Learning Centre, Ormiclate, South Uist. The four-week course is on Thursdays, from 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm. The cost is £35. To book a place, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01878 700919.
   
  Men's wood workshop every Thursday from 9 am to 3 pm at Cothrom Learning Centre, Ormiclate. Volunteers are required to help repair and restore furniture for charity. Drop in or stay for the whole day. For further information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01878 700910.
   
Fri, Feb 9 Howmore Church Hall warm hub from 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm for soup, sandwiches and music. All are welcome to attend.
   
  Board Game Club meeting at Howmore Church Hall, 7.30 pm to 10.30 pm. Drop in with hot chocolate and marshmallows; vegan is available, too. Feel free to bring your favourite games.
   
Sat, Feb 10 Race 3 of the Uist and Barra cross-country series at Lionacleit, Benbecula. Register at https://forms.gle/TVfjUTyQqbGpskCf9. No entries on the day. POSTPONED UNTIL SATURDAY, MARCH 2
   
  Kildonan Cafe reopens for 2024, from 12 pm to 7 pm.
   
  Gaelic Cafe at Sgoil Chàirinis. POSTPONED
   
  Soup and Pudding Social at The Beacon on Lochboisdale Pier, 12 pm to 4 pm. Admission by donation.
   
Sun, Feb 11 Fun Day at Southend Community Hall, Daliburgh, by Uist Inflatables Ltd. Various bouncy castles, activities, and soft play baby zone from 1 pm to 3 pm. £5 per child. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
   
Tue, Feb 13 Talks on Tuesdays with Emma Wolstenholme. Part 2 of this Grimsay resident's skippering of the world record-breaking Round Britain all-female rowing team. Refreshments by donation. Free event. Booking and further information can be obtained by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or texting 07789 306223.
   
Wed, Feb 14 Messy Play - Splaoid at Taigh Sgìre Sholais, starts 10.30 am.
   
  Galentine's Gals afternoon tea at The Beacon, Lochboisdale Pier, includes a selfie booth for "girls who want to have fun." To book a place, call Susan on 07399 459931. This is a free event, but donations are welcome.
   
  Failte Home from Home lunchtime drop-in at Benbecula Church of Scotland Hall, 1 pm to 3 pm. All ages are welcome—toddler corner.
   
  Outer Hebrides Climate Hub community awareness session at Hosta Hall, North Uist, from 7 pm to 8.30 pm. "An opportunity to learn, discuss and document local climate concerns," says Climate Hebrides.
   
Thu, Feb 15 Comann Eachdraidh Eirisgeidh presents Iain Ruaraidh's Photographs from the 1970s Onward in Eriskay Community Hall at 7 pm. Admission is free, but donations are welcomed.
   
  Employers are invited to attend Sgoil Lionacleit to discuss the use of Gaelic in the workplace from 9.40 am to 12.25 pm. If your business would like to attend, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
   
  St Mary's Church Township Whist at St Mary's Church Hall at 8 pm.
   
Fri, Feb 16 Hand Reflexology talk and demo at Cothrom by Cheryl Taylor, Honorary Life Member of the Association of Reflexologists. Starts 1.30 pm until 2.30 pm. Hand reflexology is a safe self-help touch therapy for everyone to alleviate stress and anxiety. Bring a small hand towel. Donations towards Cothrom learners are welcomed.
   
  Climate Change Day with Neuro Hebrides North Uist, 10 am to 3 pm. Free event but booking required by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 07385 596 842. Lunch and refreshments provided. A minibus service will also be available.
   
  Under 5s play session in Eriskay Hall - main hall - from 2 pm to 3.30 pm. P1-P7 activities upstairs from 2 pm to 3.30 pm.
   
Sat, Feb 17 Soup and pudding lunch at Ceann na h-Àirigh & Grimsay Boat Museum. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book a table for 12 noon to 1 pm or 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm.
   
  Family pop-up Gaelic cafe, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm, at Sgoil Charinis. Gaelic chat and games for learners and those wishing to brush up their language skills. Beginner lesson at 11.30 am.
   
  Volunteer Day at the RSPB Loch Druidibeg reserve. Rhododendron pulling. Two sessions - from 10 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 3 pm. Assemble in the reserve's car park. Gloves can be provided, and a hot drink and biscuits afterwards. It is a free event; no booking is necessary. Contact Claire Bird on 07747 455978 for further information.
   
Mon, Feb 19 World Gaelic Week at Ceann na h-Àirigh & Grimsay Boat Museum, Feb 19 - 22. Free events all week. Further details on Facebook.
   
  P1-P7 play session in Eriskay Hall, 11 am to 1 pm.
   
Tue, Feb 20 Community Ceilidh at Clachan Church Hall, 12 pm - 3 pm for lunch, blether and board games.
   
  Comann Eachdraidh Uibhist a Tuath's Cupan aig Càirinis. Readings from school log books of yesteryear, with excerpts from Glaic School, Lochportain and others. Cuppa and chat event.
   
Thu, Feb 22 Skittles competition at Berneray Community Hall at 7.30 pm. £2 entry. BYOB.
   
  St Mary's Whist in aid of Western Isles Cancer Care Initiative at St Mary's Church Hall, Griminish, Benbecula. Donations of prizes and baking would be gratefully received.
   
Fri, Feb 23 Primary disco in Eriskay Hall, from 6.30 pm to 7.45 pm.  P1 to P7, £2 entry and tuck shop.
   
  Cidsin Ceildh at Ceann na h-Àirigh & Grimsay Boat Museum with live music. This is a free event in partnership with UCVO—email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.
   
  Thrift Shop at Taigh Sgìre Sholais, 12 pm to 4 pm.
   
  Genealogy Group meeting at the Claddach Kirkibost Centre, 1 pm to 3 pm. Meets fortnightly.
   
  Driving Theory Test classes at Cothrom Learning Centre, Ormiclate resume. The classes are held from 9.30 am to 11 am every Friday. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 01878 700910 for further information.
   
  Ri Cheile Ceilidh at Griminsh Church of Scotland Hall, Benbecula, from 2 pm to 4 pm. All ages are welcome. The event is funded by the Social Isolation and Loneliness Fund.
   
Sat, Feb 24 Secondhand book sale at Ceann na h-Àirigh & Grimsay Boat Museum, 1 1 am to 1 pm.
   
  Thrift Shop at Taigh Sgìre Sholais from 12 pm to 4 pm.
   
  Ceolas World Gaelic Week classes at Cnoc Soilleir, Daliburgh. More information
   
  Relax and chill evening at The Beacon, Lochboisdale Pier, 7 pm to 10 pm. Meditation, mindfulness, and relaxation, plus buffet and drinks, £10 per person. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a blanket, quilt, or pillow. 
   
  Our Climate Story at Cothrom Learning Centre, Ormiclate. Caroline Willis, Climate Hebrides outreach officer, will lead a 'bitesize session' on climate change, what can be done locally to minimise climate change, and to hear local concerns. Entry is free, but donations are welcomed to support Cothrom learners.
   
  Soup and pudding lunch at Ceann na h-Àirigh & Grimsay Boat Museum. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book a table for 12 noon to 1 pm or 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm.
   
  Family pop-up Gaelic cafe, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm, at Sgoil Charinis. Gaelic chat and games for learners and those wishing to brush up their language skills. Beginner lesson at 11.30 am.
   
  Yoga Hebrides are holding a Sound Bath for men and women in Taigh Sgìre Sholais from 7 pm to 9 pm. See video.
   
  Isle of Barra Yoga Day in partnership with Ceòlas at Cnoc Soilleir, Daliburgh. Stretching and conditioning classes are being held in English and Gaelic, last 40 minutes and cost £4 per class and booking is essential.
   
  Gaelic and local book sale, 10 am to 1 pm, at The Beacon, Lochboisdale Pier. Celebrating Seachdain na Gàidhlig with local and Gaelic books from Acair Books and Sandstone Press, or have a game of Gaelic Scrabble and a cuppa.
   
Mon, Feb 26 Uist Youth Cafe has secured Outer Hebrides Youth Local Action Group funding to explore health and well-being. Tonight’s subject is sexual health awareness. Those interested are invited to attend. Further information can be obtained from Laura by calling 01878 700 910 or sending a DM to the Uist Youth Cafe Facebook page
   
  Beetle & Games night at Taigh Sgìre Sholais, starts 6.30 pm.
   
  Rescheduled talk by Alasdair MacEachan on Tristan Da Cunha. Part One of the informal talk is in Eriskay Hall at 7 pm. Part 2 is to be held on Monday, March 4. Here are more details about Tristan Da Cunha from the talk he gave on Grimsay last year. POSTPONED
   
  Iochdar Community Council meeting at 7 pm in Talla an Iochdair.
   
  Lochboisdale Community Council meeting in Southend Community Hall at 7.30 pm.
   
Tue, Feb 27 Whist Drive in aid of Uist Cat Rescue in Iochdar Hall at 8 pm. Tea, coffee and home baking. Raffle prizes will be gratefully received.
   
  Public Livingroom (Camerados Tuesdays) opens at The Beacon, Lochboisdale Pier—every Tuesday from 10 am to 3 pm. A welcoming, no-agenda place for folk to sit down with a cuppa, chat, and feel "more human".
   
Wed, Feb 28 Soup Social, 11.30 am to 1.30 pm at Cothrom, Ormiclate. Free event, but donations are welcomed to support the centre's learners and volunteers. All are welcome.
   
  Community Library in Eriskay Hall, 1 pm to 2.30 pm. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
   
  SPARK Uist and Barra's information event is in Balivanich Hall from 11.30 am to 2.30 pm. Free lunch provided.
   
  Failte Home-from-Home drop-in lunch at Benbecula Church of Scotland Hall from 1 pm to 3 pm. Free lunch and chat; all ages are welcome.
   
  North Uist Development Company Cafe Ceilidh at the Old Lochmaddy School. Join them for soup and blether, 2 pm to 2 pm.
   
Thu, Feb 29 Childhood poetry evening (postponed January event) in Taigh Chearsabhagh at 7.30 pm. All are welcome to bring along something to read or listen to poems we enjoyed in childhood. Free event.
   
  St Mary's Township Whist at 8 pm will raise funds for the parish trip to Salamanca in July. Prizes or donations can be left in the church house porch.