Place

What we do at Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre is all about this place – The Uists, The Outer Hebrides.

The unique landscape of the Uists provides the context within which we are able to offer a very special creative programme. These islands although currently viewed from the ‘mainland’ as peripheral and remote were, in times when the boat was the fastest means of transport, at the very hub of northwestern European culture.

The islands unique ecologies – miles of unspoilt beaches, ‘machair’ wild meadow, loch-strewn moorland, brackish lochs and some of the oldest rock on the planet – make it a special place, rich in culture stretching back to the Neolithic and inspring to artists and makers of today.

The Outer Hebrides, alongside other low-lying island archipeligos, are at the forefront of climate change. Rising sea levels, increasing weather extremes, and their effects on fragile habitats are major issues alongside economic, social and resource sustainability. Taigh Chearsabhagh is committed to reducing its carbon footprint and working towards a sustainable future.

In the Outer Hebrides, more than most communities, we are dependent on our unique environment. Our environmental focus aims to explore the boundaries of art, culture and environment.

Through exhibitions, residencies, research, commissions, and events, Taigh Chearsabhagh will provide unique opportunities for thought, creativity and interaction, creating a nationally and internationally recognised showcase for Environmental Art & Uist Culture.

In this Section

  • Lochmaddy and Taigh Chearsabhagh

    Lochmaddy is the name both of a sea loch and of the largest settlement in North Uist. Before 1800 Lochmaddy was no more than a harbour – but a very fine harbour, one of the best in Scotland.