A virtual ceilidh concert will mark this year’s summer school in South Uist, after the usual bash was cancelled due to the pandemic.
Ceòlas Uibhist normally takes place in the first week of July, attracting participants from all over the world, and would have been in its 24th year.
Performers are now practising for a virtual An Cèilidh Mòr which will take place on Friday, July 10, instead.
It will feature past and present tutors from the school and will premiere on Facebook and Youtube.
There will also be a page for donations to Ceòlas.
Throughout this month, highlights of past summer school concerts from the Ceòlas archive are being posted weekly on social media accounts .
Meanwhile Ceòlas is continuing its development work in preparation for the transition to Cnoc Soilleir, its Gaelic music, dance and cultural centre in Daliburgh, partnered by Lews Castle UHI.
Construction on site will shortly restart in line with Scottish Government guidance.
Ceòlas has secured £116,155 from the Scottish Government’s Aspiring Communities Fund for the next two years.
The funding will go towards the creation of several new positions with a focus on expanding the organisation’s arts and dance profile and partnership work.
An Cèilidh Mòr has received support from Creative Scotland, Bòrd na Gàidhlig, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, HIE and Leader Innse Gall.