An Lanntair – meaning ‘lantern’ in Gaelic – is the name of Stornoway’s art centre. It’s an appropriate one, given the architectural appearance of the place.
Here you can seek out unique souvenirs at the quirky gift shop, or admire the (often local) artwork in the adjoining gallery. The cafe-bar brings in islanders and visitors alike; as a location for performances, plays, shows and new cinema releases, the building is always busy.
In the evening, you can unwind while watching the ferry return from the Scottish mainland, glass of wine in hand, from your vantage point in the glass-fronted restaurant.
For culture and cuisine, there's no other 'lantern' quite like it.