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This Hebridean Homecoming event takes place over 2 days in August 2014. The first event on Friday 8th, is a Tattoo to be held on the picturesque Lews Castle Green involving 8 pipebands including 6 time world champion pipeband from Vancouver, the Simon Fraser University Pipeband. The event will also feature Gaelic Choir, dancers, gymnasts, horses and Sambayabamba band from Glasgow. At some stage during the evening 40 Shetland Vikings will land on the shore and take control of the event.(1000 years since their last visit to Lewis).The Vikings are part of the famous Jarl squad, fire warriors of the Shetland Up Helly Aa festival.The Tattoo will finish with a spectacular firework display.
Saturday 9th August will be Carnival day in Stornoway with all pipebands and floats parading through the town.
On Saturday evening a Grand Concert will be held in the Stornoway Sports Centre featuring the Sambayabamba band, Gaelic Choir, the Lochies, Julie Fowlis and the Simon Fraser University Pipeband.
Disabled parking and seating available at both events