Join us this summer for Eriskay's first ever Midsummer Festival;
From Rugged Islands come the Finest Things.
FÀILTE! to the preparation for On the Rocks – The first Outer Hebridean Whisky themed Festival & location of the Hebridean Premier of Whisky Galore! the remake.
Sitting on the edge of the Azul Atlantic Ledge stories of islanders recovering some of the 250,000 bottles of whisky stowed inside cargo ship SS Politician - which ran aground off the coast of Eriskay in 1941 - are legendary. Now, more than seventy years later and with Eriskay set to host its own whisky festival this summer, a new chapter is set to be written.
FIVE REASON TO VISIT ERISKAY
The beautiful jewel-like colours of the water, the machair and the sandy beaches.
place where bonnie prince charlie took his first step onto scottish soil to launch the 1745 jacobite rebellion.
eriskay ponies -
there are only 400 of them left on the planet
location of the sinking ss politician & real life inspiration for compton mackenzie's whisky galore! book.
eilean tir na h-òige -land of the youth & experience true immesrsion into scottish gàidhlig culture.
In the words of the famous song from Para Handy’s tales of the Vital Spark:
So pack up your clarsach & away let us go to the land of the Haderum Ho…