Even distant edges have a middle; in Taigh Chearsabhagh, North Uist has a true Centre. Simon Armitage, Poet Laureate.
Taigh-Tasgaidh + Ionad-Ealain Taigh Chearsabhagh / Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre champions heritage, visual arts and the Gaelic language and culture on the isle of North Uist. In our galleries and award-winning museum we offer a stimulating and dynamic programme of cultural events throughout the year for our local community and the island’s many visitors.
We present contemporary visual arts and heritage exhibitions, poetry and literary and traditional music events, as well as small festivals and conferences. We provide our community with an essential service by housing the local post office. Our cafe is a busy hub for people to meet in and socialise. We also host and support the University of the Highland/Lews Castle College visual arts degree courses.
Our artists’ residencies and community-focused workshops programmes complement and inform the work exhibited in our galleries and museum. Taigh Chearsabhagh’s ethos and activities aim particularly to reflect and celebrate the Gaelic language and culture which is integral to North Uist’s identity.