Busy planning your trip to the Outer Hebrides for 2024?

Looking for adventure?

Have a look at our featured see & do experiences for some inspiration and to plan a trip you'll never forget!

Featured activities on the Isle of Barra:

Mingulay Boat Trips

- Barra Bike Hire

- Barra Surf and Coastal Adventures

- Hebridean Sea Tours 

Featured activities in Uist:

Uist Sea Tours

Long Island Retreats Croft Tours

- Igot2travel Limited

Featured activities on the Isle of Harris:

Sea Harris Boat Trips

- Kilda Cruises

-Scaladale Activity Centre

Featured activities on the Isle of Lewis:

Seatrek Boat Trips

- Stornoway Golf Club

- Traigh Mhor Pony Trekking

Hebridean Spa

Out and About Tours

Dave’s Archaeological Tours

Western Isles Tour Guide Association

Bespoke Bikes

Heb360 Tours

- Bernera Bikes

Throughout the islands:

- Skinny Tyres Ltd

- Walk Wild Scotland

Featured Arts and Crafts

If you're looking for gifts, souvenirs or simply want to see what you can buy in the Outer Hebrides, here's a list of our featured arts & crafts spots:

Dancing Flower Crafts, Isle of Lewis

An Lanntair, Isle of Lewis

Coll Pottery Craft Centre, Isle of Lewis

Islewear, Isle of Lewis

Holmasaig Gallery, Isle of Harris

Sollas Bookbinding, Isle of North Uist

Shoreline Stoneware, Isle of North Uist

MacGillivrary’s, Isle of Benbecula

Hebridean Jewellery, Isle of South Uist

Buth Bharraigh, Isle of Barra

- Gneiss Things, Isle of Harris

- Eilidh Stewart Art, Isle of North Uist

- Harris Tweed Hebrides, Isle of Lewis

- Cliff Studio, Isle of Lewis

Featured Marinas

Throughout the Outer Hebrides, there are a number of marinas where you can find seafaring information, boat tour operators, boat hire and plenty more. 

Have a look at our featured marinas:

- Stornoway Marina

- Lochboisdale Marina

- Castlebay Marina

Visitor Centres and Museums

Fancy learning more about our incredible islands' culture, history and language? 

Why not visit one of our many visitor centres, community centres or museums?

Check out these places:

Comunn Eachdraidh Nis, Isle of Lewis

Calanais Visitor Centre, Isle of Lewis

Gearannan Blackhouse Village, Isle of Lewis

Isle of Harris Distillery, Isle of Harris

Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Art Centre, Isle of North Uist

Ardvourlie Woodland nature centre, Isle of Harris

Uist Unearthed

If you're heading to Uist, keep an eye out for the amazing Uist Unearthed locations which are scattered throughout the islands - a glimpse into the past with virtual reality!

Featured Gaelic Learning

Gaelic is the first language of the Outer Hebrides. Today the islands are the main stronghold of this beautiful language in Scotland, and one of the few places you’ll hear it spoken as you travel around. 

With Love Gàidhlig in North Uist, you can learn some of the language. There is also a brilliant summer school in South Uist each summer where you can learn to step dance, music and lots more at Ceolas.

An Taigh Cèilidh in Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis is a Gaelic community and cultural centre with community café and shop which holds regular events connected to Gaelic language and culture.