Creative Scotland Regular Funding press release

press release 30/10/14

for immediate use;

There’s good news for North Uist’s award-winning museum and arts centre, Taigh Chearsabhagh.  In the latest round of Creative Scotland funding the centre has secured £305,000 over the next three years.

The investment will mean Lochmaddy’s community hub is not only able to consolidate a reputation built up over twenty years but can also look forward to exciting new developments.

Taigh Chearsabhagh’s Arts Manager, Andy Mackinnon said he was delighted with the Creative Scotland award:  “This is great news for arts and culture in Uist. We are engaged in creative partnerships with organisations and individuals in the Outer Hebrides and beyond. The continuing commitment from Creative Scotland ensures sustainable development”

Confirmation of the Creative Scotland funding will provide security of employment for the 19 staff at the museum and arts centre, which is one of North Uist’s biggest local employers.

This year, Taigh Chearsabhagh has experimented with the latest in interactive story-telling, developed an exciting curatorial partnership, BROAD REACH, with ATLAS Arts and UistFilm, our digital media development project, has won its first BBC ALBA commission.

Over the next three years, arts and heritage programming will celebrate Our Place, reflecting on themes such as Sea, Land and the Island; Peripherality; Archaeology; Environment and Gaelic.

In 2015 Taigh Chearsabhagh will celebrate its twentieth anniversary.