About Us

Contact SEALL

SEALL, An Seòmar Uaine, Sabhal Mòr, Sleat, Isle of Skye IV44 8RQ

01471 844207


General contact     info@seall.co.uk

Duncan MacInnes  Creative Director    duncan@seall.co.uk

Marie Lewis   Producer and Finance Manager     marie@seall.co.uk

Sara Bain    Communications Manager     press@seall.co.uk

Ticket enquiries       tickets@seall.co.uk

Accounts       accounts@seall.co.uk


SEALL (Skye Events for All) is a dynamic organisation – a community-led rural touring arts promoter on the Isle of Skye, bringing quality performing arts and wellbeing to rural communities. We have a vibrant workforce and a dedicated and loyal body of volunteers. SEALL has been shaped by the community it serves and is recognised as a leader in rural cultural development in the Highlands.

Our history

SEALL was established in 1991 and our name has a dual meaning: ‘Skye Events for All’ and ‘Look’ or ‘See’ in Gaelic. Our ambition at the outset was to put Skye firmly on the map as an arts and cultural destination and to celebrate the wealth of home grown talent in the area. In May 2014 we celebrated our 1000th event (which later turned out to be event number 1504!). We have welcomed over 5000 artists to the area and sold over 125,000 tickets. For 18 years SEALL also organised the Skye Festival or Fèis an Eilein, a two-week-long summer festival. After a break from 2008 we resurrected the Festival in 2014 as a two- month-long festival, in July and August, involving a much broader community effort. This was named as ‘Highland Community Initiative of the Year in 2014’.

In late 2015 SEALL at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig was named as ‘Venue of the Year’ at the Scots Trad Music Award

How we operate

SEALL is a voluntary-supported community enterprise.  We rely on the goodwill, support and enthusiasm of our Front of House team and our Board to bring our packed programme of events to life. Our events take place in two venues within Sabhal Mór Ostaig, Scotland’s Gaelic College and in other local spaces. We are developing work with local partners to promote events elsewhere in the area.

The people who make it happen

The Directors of SEALL are:

  • Rosie MacDonald, Chair          Achnacloich
  • Duncan MacInnes, Company Secretary          Ostaig
  • Robert Spode, Treasurer          Duisdale
  • Kath MacLeod          SMO Gaelic Arts
  • Pam Allan          Torrin, FOTS records
  • Eilidh MacFadyen          SMO, Student Liaison
  • Rose Hill          Broadford
  • John White          Linicro, Whitewave

Creative director: Duncan MacInnes
Producer and Finance Manager: Marie Lewis
Communications and Media: Sara Bain

This group is supported by around 25 Front of House volunteers and around  85 Members and Season Ticket holders.

Our funding

We are able to achieve everything we do through a mixture of funding from Creative Scotland, Highland Council, Bòrd na Gaidhlig and other funders,  the donations for our raffles, ticket sales and memberships. We do everything we can to keep our ticket prices as low as possible to open up access to events as widely as we can. We are supported in kind by Sabhal Mòr Ostaig.

“Congratulations for all you do for Skye and for Scotland” Fiona Hyslop MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, 3 November 2017, on opening SEALL new Office ‘The Green Room’as a new Cultural hub for Skye.

SEALL is a Company Limited by Guarantee # 165147 with Charitable Status registered in Scotland SC 024859

Intellectual Copyright and Use of Names

SEALL has been regularly using the names ‘The Skye Festival’ and ‘Fèis an Eilein’ since 1991 and thus claims intellectual ownership of these names. SEALL owns several website domain names using ‘SEALL’; ‘The Skye Festival’and ‘Fèis an Eilein’. However we recognise that our friends in Cape Breton also run a ‘Fèis an Eilein’!

Likewise the names ‘The Skye Jazz Festival’, ‘The Skye Swing Jazz Festival’ and ‘The Skye World Music Festival’ are names that have been, and still are, in use by SEALL on since 1991.

In November 2019 SEALL created ‘The SEALL Festival of Small Halls’ in association with the PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls.

As part of the Skye Festival, SEALL ran ‘Aos Dàna’ or ‘The Skye Book Festival’ for several years to 2008.


The most recent set of Annual Accounts are 2018 SEALL signed accounts

Previous Accounts SEALL – 2017  – signed accounts

Previous accounts SEALL – 2016 signed accounts

Previous accounts SEALL – 2015 final acounts – signed

Previous accounts SEALL – 2014 signed accounts


Development Options, Lucy Conway, December 2016 SEALL Development Interim Report 2016

SEALL 27 years of promoting SEALL Archives report 2018


SEALL Deeds SEALL Arts and Mem

Report on some of SEALL’s Policies SEALL Policies