01 Aug 2019

Thanks from HCF Trust

The Hebridean Celtic Festival Trust (HCF Trust) would like to thank all who helped with the staging of this year’s highly successful annual event. We are extremely grateful to the national and local funding organisations; Creative Scotland, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Highlands & Islands Enterprise and EventScotland for their support towards HebCelt 2019.

In addition, we extend our sincere thanks to –

Private supporters CalMac and staff, Lewis Wind Power, Lews Castle College UHI, Essence of Harris, Duncan MacKay & Co, Breedon Hebrides, I A & C Maciver, DR MacLeod (Stornoway) Ltd, System2, 999Design, Cala Hotel Group and staff, Carhire Hebrides, Tech Mobile, Loganair, RMk Group, Reefnet, Scottish Water, Scottish & Southern Energy, John Maciver & Son, Neil MacKay & Co, Long Island Insulation, Co-op, Wee Studio, all staff at Cala Hotels, Bridge Centre, An Lanntair and staff and the Town Hall staff.

To the Stornoway Trust who made provision to allow the event to take place this year whilst carrying out major project works in and around the castle grounds. Whilst the ongoing works impacted on the festival’s ability to leave the area in the usual manner, restitution works will be undertaken over the coming weeks once the source of the drainage issues at the top of the green is resolved.

To the many other local businesses that assisted, as well as individuals and community groups in Lewis & Harris and the many unsung heroes who help in so many ways to make this event happen. You know who you are.

To the shops and businesses in town who came up with some fabulous and imaginative ways to decorate their shop windows demonstrating the tremendous local support for the festival.

Also, to the local and national media for promoting the festival in such a positive waySupporters

To Police Scotland (Western Isles Command Area), Scottish Ambulance Service, Scottish Fire-North and volunteers from Stornoway Coastguards, ADP, NHS Western Isles, Action for Children, PYSV, and the local Macmillan Cancer Support committee for ensuring the event was carried off in a safe manner.

To all the wonderfully talented musicians and artistes who performed and the continued support of our loyal audiences.

The HCF Trust work extremely hard to ensure that the festival continues to reflect the range of quality music being produced at home alongside that of the many international artists bringing music tinged with contemporary traditional, rock, indie-folk and world influences. None of this would be possible without the extraordinary commitment of our fantastic HebCelt volunteer teams. Our hats off to you all!

We thank you all and look forward to celebrating our 25th annual festival next year. Mark the diaries for 15 – 18 July 2020.

Posted in News on Aug 01, 2019