Congratulations To Hebridean Celtic Festival

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has added its congratulations to the Hebridean Celtic Festival following their success in winning two national awards.

At The Drum Scottish Event Awards 2017 last night (wed), HebCelt picked up both the Festival of the Year award and also the top Grand Prix prize, an honour that recognises the ‘best of the best’ in events.

Comhairle Leader Roddie Mackay said: "The Hebridean Celtic Festival is a major success story for the Western Isles. Not only is it a superb platform for international, national and local musical and cultural talent, it is also a highly significant contributor to the local economy, bringing an estimated £2.2m into the Islands last year.

I congratulate all involved in the HCF. Their success in winning these prestigious awards is richly deserved."