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Nominate an ‘Unexpected Star’ for new Michael McIntyre TV series

A new BBC show hosted by Michael McIntyre is looking for new talent - but the nominees can’t find out…

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Elaine C. Smith in Barra. Photo by Sophie Stephenson

Elaine C. Smith flies in to the Highlands & Islands for a new series

A brand new series of Elaine C. Smith’s Burdz Eye View – starting on STV on 17 November – sees much-loved actress and comedian Elaine C. Smith continuing her travels around Scotland as she takes her one-woman stand-up tour across the length and breadth of the country.

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At the awards ceremony the team picked up an award for the 'Best Cultural Event or Festival'. Pictured are Caroline Mitchell from sponsors Chivas Brothers (centre) with Gayle Findlay, Iain MacPhail and Caroline MacLennan, Hebridean Celtic 
Festival.

More success for HebCelt

The internationally-acclaimed Hebridean Celtic Festival is centre stage again after picking up its third award in three weeks.

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Winter festival at An Lanntair

Winter festival at An Lanntair

An Lanntair in Stornoway is inviting the public to join them for a winter festival marking Scotland’s National Days of Celebration: St Andrew’s Day, Hogmanay and Burns Night.

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Cathy MacDonald will present seven programmes from Fort William, which will include 15 hours of live programming.

Record-breaking 15 hours of live Royal National Mòd 2017

BBC ALBA today (Tuesday) reveals extended live coverage of this year’s Royal National Mòd, which is taking place across Lochaber.

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Friday the 13th: Why is it unlucky?

Friday the 13th: Why is it unlucky?

It’s Friday 13th, the most cursed day in the calendar.

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Rocket Post special free performances in Harris

Rocket Post special free performances in Harris

Rocket Post, Lewis Hetherington’s inventive new show for children and grown-ups is based on the incredible true story of Gerhard Zucker and his ill-fated attempts to bring a rocket-based postal service to the Western Isles in 1934.

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Lochs Choir 60th anniversary event

Lochs Choir 60th anniversary event

Although the Lochs Gaelic Choir was formed as a ladies choir in 1951, it wasn’t until 1957 that it became a mixed choir…and the rest, as they say, is history!

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Curtain up on theatre productions

Curtain up on theatre productions

Two Gaelic drama productions: Aisling Meadhan Oidhche Samhraidh [A Midsummer Night’s Dream] & Togail Nàisean [Building a Nation] are to be staged this autumn, produced and developed by Glasgow Life.

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Runrig announce additional farewell concert

Runrig announce additional farewell concert

Due to amazing demand for tickets to The Last Dance, Runrig, the Scottish Celtic rock band, have today (Tuesday) announced that they will perform an extra farewell concert in Stirling’s City Park on Friday, August 17th.

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Theatre in Schools Scotland comes to the Islands

Theatre in Schools Scotland comes to the Islands

Theatre in Schools Scotland is touring acclaimed productions to primary schools throughout the country as part of its 2017 tour and is bringing performances of Jason and the Argonauts to Lewis next week.

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More festival success?

More festival success?

The Hebridean Celtic Festival’s record-breaking year in 2016 has put it in line for another major award.

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Oscar winner Kate Winslet will voice Mrs Fillyjonk

Kids’ classic the Moomins is coming back with an amazing A-List cast

Everyone’s favourite trolls are being brought back to life for the small screen and an all-star cast has just been announced.

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Scenes from ‘lost’ episode of Only Fools And Horses to air for the first time

Viewers are to get a glimpse of a ‘lost’ episode of Only Fools and Horses for the very first time.

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Hebrides International Film Festival

Hebrides International Film Festival

The programme has been announced for the 2017 Hebrides International Film Festival.

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Hebcelt shortlisted for prestigious national awards

Hebcelt shortlisted for prestigious national awards

The internationally-acclaimed Hebridean Celtic Festival has been shortlisted for two national awards to mark its significant cultural and economic impact on its host islands.

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Rocket Post show will open at An Lanntair

Rocket Post show will open at An Lanntair

The National Theatre of Scotland heads north and then across Scotland, presenting Rocket Post, an inventive new show for children and families, created by Lewis Hetherington in collaboration with Ailie Cohen and MJ McCarthy.

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Blas Festival 2017 secures sponsorship

Blas Festival 2017 secures sponsorship

The Blas Festival takes good quality traditional music events to venues in communities large and small and there will be concerts and cèilidhs across the Highlands as well as in venues in Argyll and the Western Isles.

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Melvin Benn launching his ReBalance plans with Lande Hekt from punk rock band Muncie Girls, PRS Foundation chief executive Vanessa Reed and Lucy Wood, also from Festival Republic.

VIDEO: Festival boss launches ReBalance scheme to get more girls into music industry

Girl power got a helping hand today when one of the world's biggest music promoters launched an initiative in to encourage more female UK led bands, solo acts and sound engineers.

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A Journey Through Nature’s Majesty

A Journey Through Nature’s Majesty

Stornoway-based publishing house Acair has reissued ‘William MacGillivray - A Hebridean Naturalist’s Journal 1817-1818’, edited by Dr Robert Ralph, as part of its celebratory 40th anniversary programme.

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