Impact of Eilean Dorcha Festival on Local Economy

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has congratulated The Eilean Dorcha Festival on its continued success after a new report detailed the significant economic impact of the festival to the local economy.

Cllr Roddie Mackay, Comhairle Leader, said, "I would like to congratulate The Eilean Dorcha Festival for their ongoing success with an estimated crowd of 3,374 in 2018 - a 12%  increase on the previous year.

“The event achieves a number of key objectives, including supporting the island economy, being sustainable and bringing the community together.

"The Comhairle is very pleased to support the festival which brings significant economic and cultural benefits to these islands and we look forward with anticipation to next year’s event."

The festival is estimated to have directly generated a net economic effect of over £500K in 2018 - representing a 24% increase on the £420k reported in 2017.