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Update - Apr 21. Find out here with our regularly updated one-stop, at-a-glance guide to what's on in Uist.

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Mon, Apr 1 Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre’s cafe will switch to longer opening hours (10 am to 4 pm), Monday to Saturday.
   
  Berneray Historical Society's Nurse's Cottage Museum is open from 1 pm to 3 pm, except Thursdays and Sundays, until Friday, April 12. Entry is free, and all are welcome.
   
Wed, Apr 3 Drawing workshops at Cothrom from 1.30 pm to 3 pm each Wednesday for six weeks. Landscape, still life and portrait drawing with local artists Sophie Murie and Tessa Gehringer Monk. The course fee is £35 and includes all materials. Booking essential via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Financial support may be available by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
   
Fri, Apr 5 Softplay and activities at Eriskay Hall from 2 pm to 4 pm. £3 per child.
   
Sat, Apr 6 Councillor Susan Thompson is holding a surgery at Lovats Supermarket's pop-up space at Winfield Way, Balivanich, starting at 9 am.
   
  Uist Community Archaeology Group walk to East Langass Stones and Aird an Rainich at 1.30 pm, weather permitting. Wellies are required, and walking poles are recommended. Meet at the recycling point near Loch Euphort road end and car share to the woods. All are welcome. Group members are free, or day membership can be obtained for £3. Book by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or text 07740 365072.
   
  Ladies Bible Study and afternoon tea at 2 pm in An Caladh, Balivanich. Donation box in aid of Women for Mission. CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER FORECAST
   
Tue, Apr 9 Talk on Tuesday - Jean Archer will be discussing the geology of Uist at
Ceann na h-Àirigh & Grimsay Boat Museum. Starts at 7.30 pm, entry by donation.
   
  Climate Hebrides drop-in at Oifis Storas, 2 - 4 pm and 7 - 8 pm. This is an opportunity to give your views on local climate change and help craft sustainable and meaningful climate policy for the Outer Hebrides. Local problem areas can be mapped. Bring any images you may have to support concerns.
   
  Softplay and activities at Eriskay Hall from 11 am to 1 pm. £3 per child.
   
Wed, Apr 10 Community tree planting at Loch Aineort, South Uist, 11 am to 3 pm. The meeting point is at the North Loch Aineort road end. Sandwiches and cake are provided. Bring a drink, spade, strong bag or bucket, and gloves. Dress for the weather. Booking is essential by contacting Viv Halcrow at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 07976 217034.
   
  Failte Home from Home lunchtime drop-in at Benbecula Church of Scotland Hall, 1 pm to 3 pm. All ages welcome. Final lunch this session but returns in the colder weather.
   
Fri, Apr 12 The Grimsay Folk and Live Music Club's inaugural meeting will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at Ceann na h-Àirigh & Grimsay Boat Museum. The club plans to meet on the second Friday of each month. Singers, dancers, musicians, and the audience are all welcome for an informal acoustic music session of all genres. A suggested donation of £5 will be accepted. Further information can be obtained from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via text to 07789 306223.
   
  Softplay and activities at Eriskay Hall from 2 pm to 4 pm. £3 per child.
   
  Skittles competition at Berneray Community Hall, from 7.30 pm. Entry fee is 2. BYOB.
   
Sat, Apr 13 Drawn from Nature, a botanical illustration workshop will take place from 10 am to 1 pm in Ceann na h-Àirigh art room. The tutor is Anne Rabbitts. The workshop costs £25 per person, which includes refreshments. Two places have become available. For further information or to book, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or text 07842963428.
   
Sun, Apr 14 NEW DATE: Car boot sale (weather permitting) in the CalMac car park, Lochboisdale, 11 am to 3 pm. 10 per car, with proceeds in aid of Uist mental health charity, The Beacon. To book a spot, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or message their Facebook page. Tea, coffee and home baking available at The Beacon.
   
  Uist Inflatables Ltd softplay at Balivanich Hall, 1 pm to 3 pm. £5 per person.
   
Tue, Apr 16 Book Cafe at the Claddach Kirkibost Centre, 2 pm to  4 pm. Tea, coffee and cake. Admission is £2 to cover costs.
   
  Charity football match - Southend FC 2024 v Southend 'Old Timers - in aid of the NHS GCC Schiehallion Ward. The kick-off at Daliburgh School is at 6.30 pm, entry by donation, half-time raffle and beat the goalie. The fundraiser is in support of young fan Layla, who, along with parents Neil John and Shona, selected the charity.
   
  Art at the Start every Tuesday from 10 am at Sgoil an Iochdair. It is an art therapy session for parents and children under 5. Contact Catriona at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
   
Wed, Apr 17 Scolpaig spaceport’s airspace drop-in consultation event will be held in Hosta Hall from 1 pm to 7.30 pm. All the documents regarding the proposed changes to the airspace surrounding the spaceport are available on the Civil Aviation Authority’s airspace portal.
   
  HNC music student concert at Cnoc Soilleir at 7.30 pm. Free entry.
   
Fri, Apr 19 Fundraising quiz night (6.30 pm for 7 pm start) at Ceann na h-Àirigh & Grimsay Boat Museum. Quizmaster Austen Dancey will provide the brain teasers, with the proceeds going to the Grimasay Community Association. £20 for a team of four. Further information from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via text to 07789 306223.
   
  Dualchas Uibhist concert presented by Tobar an Dualchais ~ Kist o Riches, the Scottish audio archive, in conjunction with Ceòlas, at St Peter’s Hall at 7.30 pm. In addition to local singers, musicians, and dancers, music students from Sabhal Mòr Ostaig will perform material they’ve researched on Tobar an Dualchais from South Uist. Also performing are pupils from Sgoil Dhalabroig.
Tickets priced £10, £7, and £5 are on sale at the door.
   
Sat, Apr 20 Three-week beginners' patchwork and quilting course at Ceann na h-Àirigh & Grimsay Boat Museum run over three consecutive Saturdays (Apr 20, Apr 27 and May 4). The tutor is Pat Archibald, a textile artist, teacher and writer. The course costs £150 and includes refreshments and a light lunch. Further details and booking can be obtained by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or texting 07789 306 223.
   
  Easter Cup Race Night at St Mary's Church Hall, Griminish. Doors open at 7.30 pm, with the first race at 8 pm sharp. This is a licensed event; no under-18s will be admitted. See the event on Facebook.
   
  Shore clean 10 am - 12 pm at Balranald Reserve Visitor Centre. Bags will be provided but bring gloves and dress well for the weather. The assembly point is the visitor centre's car park. Car share if possible as parking spaces are limited. 
   
  The Paddy Forbes Memorial Shield will be played over two days (Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21) at Askernish Golf Club.
   
  Soup and Pudding lunch at The Beacon, Lochboisdale Pier, 11 am to 3 pm.
   
Sun, Apr 21 NEW DATE: Uist Community Archaeology Group walk to East Langass Stones and Aird an Rainich at 1 pm, weather permitting.
   
Mon, Apr 22 Quilting exhibition at the Ceann na h-Àirigh & Grimsay Boat Museum cafe. The exhibition will run until Friday, June 7.
   
  Iochdar Community Council meeting at 7 pm in Talla an Iochdair.  The agenda includes a presentation by the Uist Community First Responders.
   
Wed, Apr 24 Messy Play - Splaoid, 10.30 am at Taigh Sgìre Sholais
   
  REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene course at the UHI building in Benbecula. Also at the UHI Barra Learning Centre on Thurs, April 25. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
   
Thu, Apr 25 Chrys Salt, a poet, writer and theatre director, is reading from her Home Front / Front Line collection at the Taigh Chearsabhagh poetry evening from 7.30 pm. This is a free event.
   
  Fr. Colin MacInnes will lead an informal discussion on the Bible in Gaelic at Cnoc Soilleir, Daliburgh, from 1.30 pm to 3 pm.
   
  Bornish Piping Club's classes resume at 6 pm at Cnoc Soilleir.
   
Fri, Apr 26 Ri Cheile Ceilidh at Griminish Church of Scotland Hall, 2 pm to 4 pm.
   
  Chrys Salt, a poet, writer and theatre director, is holding a free writing workshop at Taigh Chearsabhagh from 10 am to 1 pm. Booking is essential.
   
  Plant sale at the Sgoil Uibhist a Tuath garden from 3.15 pm to 4.45 pm. Various vegetable plants, herbs, flowers, and strawberry plants will be available. All proceeds are to go to the school's gardening project.
   
Sat, Apr 27 Daliburgh 10k from Daliburgh School. Registration from 10 am. Walkers (untimed) start at 10.30 am, and runners set off at 11 am. 10 fee for both walkers and runners.
   
  RNLI exhibition at Lochmaddy Environment Hub (for primary school) to commemorate the charity's 200 years of saving lives at sea and work of the other emergency services.  The exhibition opens at 11 am. It will run until Saturday, May 11 from 11 am to 3 pm. Subject to operation demands, it is pallned to have an ambulance, fire appliance, and police car nearby with service personnel on hand to answer questions.
   
  First Aid at Work training day with First Aid Hebrides at Ceann na h-Àirigh & Grimsay Boat Museum, from 10 am to 4 pm. Contact 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. if you would like to attend.
   
  Free self-portraiture workshop at Taigh Chearsabhagh with Margaret Fenton. Explore new methods and ideas in looking at ourselves. A few places are still available. Book now.
   
Sun, Apr 28 Uist Inflatables Ltd. is holding a fully funded Additional Support Needs event in Balivanich Hall. The event is specifically for children with Additional Support Needs. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.
   
Mon, Apr 29

Benbecula Medical Practice Patient Participation Group meeting at 6.30 pm in the Uist Council of Voluntary Organisations board room.
The Patient Participation Group is a patient-led group that works alongside GPs and practice staff to provide a patient perspective on healthcare services offered to the community.

Potential new members are welcome to attend the meeting or make contact to express an interest in joining.