Final preparations are being made for Ballet Hebrides's first production of 'The Nutcracker', which will take place on Thursday December 1. 

The ballet is based on the Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky classic, and there are still some tickets available through An Lanntair. 

All proceeds will be donated to Action for Children Eilean Siar, and guests are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to Action for Children Eilean Siar.  

Dancers are aged 5 to OAP, from beginner to ex-professional, many are local, some from as far away as America, but all have enjoyed bringing their talents together for this fun, family-friendly ballet.

The audience will join Lord and Lady Matheson at their island Castle for a lavish Christmas Eve Party.  The magic will begin, bringing to the stage life-like dolls, cute mice and dancing snowflakes.