Aros is a popular visitor attraction and community cultural centre offering exhibition, cinema, live music, comedy, dance, drama, theatre, galleries and workshops. Situated just outside Portree, it also has a family friendly restaurant, gift shop and children’s play areas.
St Kilda Exhibition
Remote, spectacular and one of only a few places in the world with Dual World Heritage Status for both its natural and cultural significance, St Kilda is an isolated archipelago of volcanic islands. It is the remotest part of the British Isles located 41 miles west of Benbecula in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides.
Its islands with their exceptional cliffs and sea stacks form the most important seabird breeding station in north-west Europe. The evacuation of its native population in 1930 brought to a close an extraordinary story of survival.
The exhibition offers a virtual perspective of this remote archipelago which tells the dramatic story of a remarkable people and their life style. The exhibition provides the opportunity to virtually visit the remotest part of the British Isles and includes an interactive walk around Hirta. Open 7 days a week.
• Virtual World of Hirta with XBOX
• Artists Gallery
• Hand Built Cleit
• Build your own Island or Cleit in Lego
• The Row St Kilda Boat ‘Aurora’
• Artefacts from St Kilda
• St Kilda: A Wildlife Mystery Film
• Interactive Tablet Computers
The Aros restaurant is open daily from 9am, serving freshly cooked meals all day, with gluten free and vegetarian options available, as well as delicious home baking.
The Aros shop is the place to find inspiring ideas to suit all ages and pockets, from jewellery, fashion, home accessories, books, prints, greeting cards to gourmet foods.
Children’s Play Areas
The centre has indoor and outdoor play areas to keep younger guests entertained. The indoor play space has a multilevel soft play structure, tube slide and ball pit. Outside there is a castle play structure with climbing, raised platforms and slide.
Auditorium & Training/ Conference Room
Aros has spaces with capacities ranging from 10-180 people. It is a popular venue for parties, conferences, meetings, training events, receptions and performances. In-house catering can provide food and drink for all occasions.
Carmina Gadelica Bookshop
Located in the centre of Portree at the top of Pier Brae, the bookshop offers a wide selection of books, music, games and art supplies.
Isle of Skye
Tel: +44 (0) 1478 613649