Cnoc Soilleir means ' Hill of Bright Light.' Uist is recognised as the most vibrant Gaidhlig community in Scotland, a place where language, music and dance are essential components of our cultural heritage. Ceòlas and Lews Castle College UHI play a part in helping to promote and celebrate our island's intangible heritage as well as teaching and inspiring new generations through Gaelic and traditional performing arts.
The new partnership of Ceòlas and Lews Castle College UHI are on the threshold of achieving this ambitious project for Uist and we need your help to make this happen. We have been awarded £1m from the Scottish Government (towards a total cost of £7m) who have always been extremely supportive of us and we are waiting for news of bids in progress. In this crowdfunding campaign we aim to raise as much of the £250.000 as we can to demonstrate community support.
Through supporting this project you will be helping to make Uist an attractive place for people to live and visit, giving families more reason to stay in the islands and hopefully stem the flow of young people leaving the Island. This building will be a game changer, not only for Ceòlas and Lews Castle College UHI but for the whole Island community.