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CASTLE STUART ENCOUNTER WITH PALMER

24/07/2015

COURSE ENCOUNTER WITH PALMER AT CASTLE STUART Four golfing pals enjoyed a round to remember when they bumped into the legendary Arnold Palmer on the course. The group were about to play the 4th hole at Castle Stuart Golf Links near Inverness when they came across the seven-time Major winner sitting on a bench by […]

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HEBCELT WINS PLAUDITS IN SUCCESSFUL 20TH YEAR

22/07/2015

HEBCELT 20 HAILED A SUCCESS BY ARTISTS AND AUDIENCE The cream of international folk and Celtic music have heaped praise on a Scots island music festival as it celebrated its 20th year by hosting its biggest number of live performances ever. Award-winning artists who took part in this year’s Hebridean Celtic Festival hailed it a […]

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HEBCELT STUDENTS MINDING THE LANGUAGE

18/07/2015

HEBCELT STUDENTS TURN TEACHERS IN GAELIC INITIATIVE A group of Gaelic speaking students has been making sure the language is seen and heard regularly during this year’s HebCelt. The festival has always been a strong supporter of the Gaelic culture and during the 20th anniversary event a group of students from the local Nicolson Institute […]

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KAREN’S HEBCELT GIG HELPED BY LOGANAIR

17/07/2015

KAREN FLYING HIGH AT HEBCELT WITH LOGANAIR SUPPORT Singing star Karen Matheson and her band touched down in Stornoway today ready for their HebCelt gig, with a little help from Flybe franchise partner Loganair. Loganair, a long-time supporter of HebCelt, sponsored the flight to the festival. The Karen Matheson Band, which includes her husband and […]

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HEBCELT NEXT STOP OF MARATHON CYCLIST CHARLIE

HEBCELT NEXT STOP OF MARATHON CYCLIST CHARLIE Some visitors to the Hebridean Celtic Festival travel thousands of miles to get to Stornoway, but none could match the lengths – or heights – Charlie Bilsland has gone to recently. Charlie, who is one of the 150-strong volunteer team at this year’s HebCelt, is just back from […]

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ARNOLD PALMER FLIES INTO CASTLE STUART

16/07/2015

ARNOLD PALMER TO DRIVE AHEAD WITH CASTLE STUART VENTURE A historic setting, an exceptional environment and impressive new partners helped convince Arnold Palmer that Castle Stuart in the Scottish Highlands was the perfect location for his first course in the Home of Golf. The Arnold Palmer Group, which is investing in the current partnership at […]

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WIND COMPANY JOINS HEBCELT’S GREEN CRUSADE

WIND COMPANY JOINS HEBCELT’S GREEN CRUSADE Pic Caption; (Left to Right) – Martin Jones, HebCelt director, Murdo Maclennan, chair festival trust, Darren Cumming, Stornoway Wind Farm, project director, John Buswell, Stornoway Wind Farm project director, Douglas Stewart, HebCelt director HebCelt organisers are wishing fans many happy returns after new sponsors Lewis Wind Power (LWP) supported […]

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SHINTY’S HEROES AT HEBCELT

HEBCELT CELEBRATES SPORT OF THE GAEL A double celebration is being held this week as both the Hebridean Celtic Festival and shinty in Lewis and Harris reach 20th anniversary milestones. It is 20 years since the revival of the game by the late Dr Alasdair Barden as a New Year spectacle on the Tong pitch […]

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HEBCELT SHOWCASED IN LIVE CONCERTS FOR GAELIC RADIO

15/07/2015

HEBCELT SHOWCASED IN LIVE CONCERTS FOR GAELIC RADIO A series of live concerts showcasing some of the leading performers at this year’s 20th anniversary Hebridean Celtic Festival will be broadcast live on BBC Radio nan Gàidheal. The award-winning HebCelt opens today (wed) in Stornoway and the station is airing shows over the next three days. […]

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PORT MANAGER HAPPY WHEN HEBCELT PUSHES THE BOAT OUT

PORT MANAGER HAPPY WHEN HEBCELT PUSHES THE BOAT OUT This week is one of the busiest but most enjoyable times of the year for Iain Don MacIver. The sight of thousands of music fans pouring off the CalMac ferry at Stornoway on their way to the Hebridean Celtic Festival – probably after a spontaneous ceilidh […]

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