Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre is the arts and heritage centre for the Uists. Throughout the year we have visual art exhibitions, poetry and literary events, traditional music events and small festivals. We host world class contemporary art exhibitions, we have an award winning museum, we work with local and international artists, academics and writers. We also have a strong and growing specialism in film.
We partner with both the University of the Highlands and Islands (hosting fine art courses to degree level) and with Sabhal Mor Ostaig offering a number of courses including Gaelic. We are a unique organisation in an incredible location. We provide a hub for the arts, heritage and economic development of North Uist, and the Centre’s work reflects the Gaelic community, language and culture that makes the ‘place’.
Taigh Chearsabhagh sits on the solid rock overlooking the tidal bay that is Lochmaddy (Loch nam Madadh – the Loch of the Dogs). Our organisation is community focused, offering a stimulating and dynamic cultural programme of activities all year round for the people of Uist and visitors. We are proud of our reputation as a haven for visitors and creative practitioners.
Lochmaddy is the main port of entry to North Uist, and the Centre is situated on the shoreline of a marine Special Area of Conservation. The sea and sky dominate our environment and directly influence the artistic and cultural life here. Inspired by the island location there is a vibrant and stimulating exhibition and events programme throughout the year.
We pride ourselves on being an open organisation that values the contributions of staff, audiences and the local community in developing the venue. Diversity and equality are at the heart of what we strive to achieve.