Islands Galore Cruise 2022

The Islands Galore Cruise, from Castlebay to Lochboisdale race, launching in 2022 brings
together the spirit of community and exploration in a single event. With shoreside activities
hosted by the local community and a cruise in company supported by the Clyde Cruising Club we
welcome you to join us as we sail the sea of the Hebrides.

In 2022 the route will start from Castlebay on the 13th August 2022 heading east into the sea of
the Hebrides before turning North. Heading North through the sea of the Hebrides we will turn
west towards Lochboisdale and shoreside festivities. With the local community putting on a
range of activities it’s time to enjoy some fine Outer Hebrides hospitality.

The inaugural event has no charge, is open to all boaters and you can RESERVE YOUR PLACE HERE.
The provisional shoreside activities are:

Saturday 13th August 2022, 2pm onwards

  • Live music and dancing (marquee)
  • Pipe band / pipers
  • Highland Dancing display
  • Croft & Cuan food vendors
  • Skydancer fresh coffee and treats
  • Licensed bar
  • Uist Shopping Experience – selection of local crafts and businesses including fresh seafood
  • Childrens inflatables and face painting
  • Uist Sea Tours – boat trips
  • Skiffs and dinghies
  • RSPB information trailer
  • Uist Unearthed
  • Seafood smoking demonstration
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Evening (approximately 6-9pm)

  • Talk on Flora MacDonald
  • Welcome to sailors followed by evening ceilidh in marquee with live band
  • Live music continuing in Lochboisdale Hotel bar until late

Sunday 14th August 2022, afternoon

  • Fisherman’s mass
  • Blessing of the boats
  • Tea, coffee, baking
  • Short ceilidh