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Welcome to the Outer Hebrides

It’s over to you,

let your story begin.

  1. The Outer Hebrides have some of the very best seafood, smokehouses, distilleries and crofting produce. These artisan, independent producers showcase the best that our Atlantic Larder has to offer.

Welcome.  How are you?

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Learn More Gaelic

Our islands

  1. Callnish Stonres with fanmily walking around. Female in yellow jacket
    Delve into the past and explore the beautiful island of Lewis, the largest island in the archipelago
  2. Seilebost and Luskentyre BEaches
    Mesmerising beaches, a lunar like rocky landscape and breathtaking mountains
  3. Sunset beach, South Uist
    Six islands connected by causeways. Beach paradises, abundant colourful machair (grasslands), rugged bays and hills and vibrant communities.
  4. Kisimul Castle and kayaker
    Head to Barra for coastal adventure, a castle in the middle of a bay and beach plane landing!
  5. St Kilda cottage with light on
    Take a trip to the awe inspiring uninhabited island of St Kilda. The reward will be a lifetime of memories to this dual World Heritage Site.
  6. Sound of Harris ferry coming into port
    With 12 inhabited islands and numerous uninhabited islands in our archipelago, each with their own character and story, you may want to explore them all (or at least most of them!).

You can't fight these islands, you have to go with their flow.

But if you surrender yourself to them...your focus changes from a preoccupation with problems, to a realisation of everything else on offer.

From the beauty of the beaches and cliffs, to an appreciation of a very different way of life.

                                                                                                         Peter May, Author  

Experience Hebridean life

  1. Noticeboard Graphic
    Check out this page for local news, updates and advice. It is updated regularly and it is worth bookmarking!
  2. Motorhome at sunset in Harris
    Travelling with a campervan or motorhome? Head over to our Motorhome and Campervan Guide page for useful information.
  3. Map of campsites and facilities
    A google map of Public Toilets, CDP's, Recycling, Campsites and Overnight Parking Spots
  4. Outer Hebrides is a special place, help us keep it that way
    Follow the Outer Hebrides a special P.L.A.C.E. visitor code and help us keep our islands special.
  5. Waves in the Outer Hebrides
    Some of Scotland’s Covid-19 guidance is different to the rest of the UK, so please familiarise yourself before travelling to the Outer Hebrides.
  6. Riding along the Airport beach in Balivanich.  Uist Community Riding School, Benbecula
    There are so many great things to do and experience in the Outer Hebrides. Whether you're up for high octane adventure or more sedate activities, there is something for everyone.
  7. Cliffs at Mangersta
    Restore your body and mind in the Outer Hebrides. As soon as your feet touch our Hebridean soil, you’ll feel your shoulders relax and your mind open to an inspiring landscape of mountains, moors and machair covered white sandy beaches that host the very best of Gaelic culture, wildlife, arts and food and drink.
  8. Calum MacLean and Kate MacDonald labelling Downpour Sloe Gin at North Uist Distillery
    Follow Calum Maclean as he tours around our islands in a series of videos, meeting locals and finding out more about the unique Gaelic language and culture here in the Outer Hebrides.
  9. Berneray viewpoint
    Make the most of your visit to the Outer Hebrides and sample the many delights on offer around our beautiful islands. From perfect places to stay, delicious eateries to boat trip adventures and artisan crafts.
  10. Sheppard Hut aurora borealis (northeern lights)
    Find your perfect place to stay. There are lots of places, on all the islands to choose from and fully equipped to accommodate all your needs.
  11. Blue bedroom in self catering cottage
    We know how difficult it is to find self catering accommodation at the moment. Browse through our members who have listed their availability here.
  12. Ferry docked at Castlebay next to Kisimul Castle
    Start planning your trip here with lots of useful information.
  13. Welcome Pont A board
    A visit to them is a MUST for anyone looking for the local intel, events, maps, activities, accommodation and lots more!
  14. National Cycle Network sign
    Explore the islands by cycling or walking the Hebridean Way long distance cycling and walking routes that span 10 islands, over 6 causeways and 2 ferries
  15. Scallops on blue table, Uig
    And get a real taste of the Outer Hebrides. Sample the delicious delights of our Atlantic larder.
  16. Coinneach Macleod, Hebridean Baker on Luskentyre Beach
    For anyone who loves the Outer Hebrides, the Hebridean Baker’s book is a real treat! Packed with 75 recipes we have a few favourites here including Aunt Bellag's Duff and Isle of Harris Gin and Raspberry Pavlova.
  17. Outer Hebrides Bradt Guide by Mark Rowe
    Bradt Guides is offering readers of this website a special 25% discount off Mark Rowe’s acclaimed guide to the Outer Hebrides. To claim your discount, please enter code OHTOURISM25 at checkout.
  18. Taking a photo on a beach with mobile
    A HUGE thanks to the many folk who helped us with this new website.
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Thig crìoch air an t-saoghal, ach mairidh gaol is ceòl.

The world will end, but love and music will endure - Gaelic proverb

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