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Lewis

SURFING LESSON WITH SURF LEWIS

Tràigh Mhòr, Tolsta, Lewis

Saturday 25 June at 2pm

Price: £45pp

Duration: 2hrs

 

Why not get closer to nature by trying out surfing in the Outer Hebrides! With an instructor from Surf Lewis, you will learn about beach safety and awareness, your surf equipment, how to find the correct lying position on the board, paddling technique, how to get through the waves, how to catch a wave, then we will look at how to stand up! All equipment included. To book contact Surf Lewis through their website SURF LESSONS - Surf Lewis

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LOCH NA MUILNE WALK

Arnol, Isle of Lewis

Tuesday 28 June at 10am

Walk starts from the carpark

Duration: 1.5hrs

Terrain: Rough terrain, stout footwear recommended.

 

Join RSPB staff on a walk around Loch na Muilne reserve to learn more about the working landscape, and how our work around the loch helps many bird populations. 

To book or for further information contact:  

Shona.Morrison@rspb.org.uk

 
 

INTRO TO STAND UP PADDLEBOARDING

Aline Woodland Loch, Lochs

Isle of Lewis

Wednesday 29 June at 10am

Duration: 2hours 

Learn the basics of Stand Up Paddleboarding with Surf Lewis, including lying, kneeling and paddling on the board, paddling technique, body positioning and re entry on to the board which will allow you to navigate around one of our beautiful woodland lochs surrounding by hills and trees. To book contact Surf Lewis through their website SUP - Surf Lewis

 

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ISLAND SWIM ADVENTURE

Breasclete Pier, Isle of Lewis

Wednesday 29 June at 9am

Price: £85pp and children £65pp

Duration: 3.5hrs

 

Explore the smaller islands of Lewis with Immerse Hebrides. The trip will consist of a scenic fast boat ride to an uninhabited island where our experienced swim guides will lead you on a remote cold water swimming experience in the turquoise waters surrounding these islands. For more information and to book a place please visit

 

 Island Swim Adventure by Boat

 

LOCH STIAPABHAT WALK

RSPB Loch Stiapabhat,

Ness, Isle of Lewis

Friday 01 July at 10am

 

Meeting at the bird hide.

Duration: 1.5  hours

Terrain: Easy

Join RSPB staff on a walk around Loch Stiapabhat reserve to learn more about the working landscape, and how our work around the loch helps many bird populations. 

To book or for further information contact:  

Shona.Morrison@rspb.org.uk

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SHIANT ISLANDS BOAT TRIP  WITH STORNOWAY SEAFARI

Depart Stornoway Harbour

Saturday 2nd July 9am

Price: £85pp 

Duration: 4hrs

 

Join Stornoway Seafari and take a trip to The Shiant Isles or Na h-Eileanan Seunta as they are known in Gaelic which means the Holy or Enchanted islands. The islands are home to puffins, razorbills, guillemots, kittiwakes, fulmars, Great Skuas and different gulls. The boat trip will also visit Loch Erisort, Witches Pool , Loch Leurbost and Loch Grimshader. There is every chance that eagles, whales and dolphins will make an appearance during this trip too so great opportunity to view the very best of the wildlife that the Outer Hebrides have to offer. For more information and please visit 

 

Stornoway Seafari | Trip Info

To book onto the trip please email shona.maclellan@rspb.org.uk

WHALE AND DOLPHIN CRUISE WITH STORNOWAY SEAFARI

Depart Stornoway Harbour

Saturday 2nd July 2pm

Price: £60pp 

Duration: 2.5hrs

 

Taking a route south from Stornoway Harbour, this is a great opportunity to see whales and dolphins as well as many seabirds and eagles. For more information on the trip, check the website at 

 

Stornoway Seafari | Trip Info

To book contact shona.maclellan@rspb.org.uk

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 Bumblebee Safari with the Bumblebee Conservation Trust

Eoropie Machair

Friday 01 July 11am 

FREE

Duration: 1.5hrs

 

Come and find out about the bumblebees living at Eoropie, and why this location is bee-rilliant! Family friendly event. Come dressed as a bee or a flower for a special prize. Contact katy.malone@bumblebeeconservation.org to book your place.  

 

 Bumblebee ID and recording with the Bumblebee Conservation Trust

Eoropie Machair

Friday 01 July 1.30pm

FREE

Duration: 1.5hrs

 

For anyone wanting to find out about the identification of bumblebees, and how to -and why - we record what we’ve seen. Contact katy.malone@bumblebeeconservation.org to book your place. 

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 Faith and Nature service

Cross Church of Scotland, Ness

Sunday 26 June 11am

FREE

Duration: 1.5hrs

 

This will be a family service which will reflect upon "Look at the birds of the air.” Matthew 6:26 and how faith and nature are connected. 

For more information please visit:

About Us | Cross Ness Church of Scotland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Corncrake: An Ecology of an Enigma, Frank Rennie

Urras Oighreachd Ghabhsainn

Thursday 30 June 7.30pm

FREE

Duration: 2hrs

 Join Professor Frank Rennie for a community launch of his new title, 'The Corncrake: An Ecology of an Enigma'.

This will be both an online and in-person event.

Frank Rennie is Professor of Sustainable Rural Development at the University of the Highlands and Islands and Head of Research at Lews Castle College UHI. A natural scientist, he tutors on the MSc in Sustainable Rural Development and the MSc Digital Pedagogy, as well as supervising research students. His main research interests lie in new approaches to online education and the potential benefits of digital networking for rural development. He has been an advisor to several government bodies, is a Fellow of seven learned societies, and has published over 36 books.

For more information, please see: UOG Events - Booking by Bookwhen

 

 
 
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Shorewatch training with Katie Dyke, Whale and Dolphin Conservation

Museum nan Eilean, Lews Castle

Monday 27 June 11am -2pm

FREE

Duration: 3hrs

Join WDC Shorewatch to learn about how to spot and identify different whales and dolphins from your coast. WDC Shorewatch are recruiting for volunteers to help them collect information about what species of whales and dolphins are seen from the Hebrides. And they need you! Come to the training session to learn how to get involved and to gain the skills to survey from your local Shorewatch survey spot. No experience or equipment is required and there is no obligation to volunteer for a certain about of time afterwards, you can get involved with a survey as and when suits you.

For more information, contact Katie Dyke by emailing katie.dyke@whales.org

 

 
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Shorewatch with Katie Dyke, Whale and Dolphin Conservation

Tiumpanhead lighthouse, Point

Tuesday 28 & Wednesday 29 June 11am -2pm

FREE

Duration: 3hrs

Join WDC Shorewatch to learn about how to spot and identify different whales and dolphins from your coast. 

For more information, contact Katie Dyke by emailing katie.dyke@whales.org

 

 
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Bho Bheul nan Eòin / From the Bird's mouth

Grinneabhat, Bragar

Open Mon - Fri during the festival

9am -5pm

FREE

An exhibition by Derek Robertson that combines art, research, nature, poetry and prose. It aims to name the new wildlife species in Scotland which do not yet have Gaelic names. Supported by NatureScot and Bord na Gàidhlig. For more information on the project visit Scots Gaelic | From The Birds Mouth

For more information on the exhibition contact 01851 710210 / info@bragararnol.org

 

 
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Òraid air Bho Bheul nan Eòin / Talk on 'From the Bird's mouth'

Grinneabhat, Bragar

Saturday 02 July @3pm

FREE

A talk by Derek Robertson about the book project and the exhibit of Bho Bheul an Eòin, which gives new Gaelic names to plants and animals that are newly arrived in Scotland and don't yet have a Gaelic name. It will be about the stories of these arrivals, how they got here and how we chose their names. For more information on the project visit Scots Gaelic | From The Birds Mouth

For more information on the exhibition and talk contact 01851 710210 / info@bragararnol.org 

 
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Nature Storytelling with Emily Dodd and launch of Green Trail

Lews Castle Grounds, Stornoway

Saturday 25 June at 11am

FREE

A special storytelling session to launch the exciting new Castle Grounds Green Trail for Families and Children.
Suitable for families with children (4 to 7 years)
11am: Nature Storytelling with Emily

12.30 - 1.15pm: Sneak preview of the trail! Be among the first families to experience our exciting new Green Trail
(Bring waterproofs and wellies!)

2pm: Nature Storytelling with Emily
Find the Storytelling Tipi in the Sunken Garden of the Castle Grounds.

Contact the library to book your place:
library.enquiries@cne-siar.gov.uk / 01851 822744

 

 
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Hebridean Whale & Dolphin Trust Open Boat, Stornoway Pontoons, Stornoway

Thursday 30 June at 4pm - 6pm

FREE

Head down to the pontoons and join us onboard our research vessel Silurian to meet the team, explore the yacht and learn more about our research and conservation efforts. 

**unsuitable for people with mobility issues

Telephone 01688 302 620 for more information.