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Accommodation to inspire you in 2024

Here in the islands, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to accommodation so we're here to help you find the perfect place for YOU!

Wild swimmer jumping off boat

Safe Swimming in the Outer Hebrides

Is it safe to swim here?  If you have asked this question you are on the right track to be a safe outdoor swimmer but it’s not a closed question with a simple answer so beware of yes and no answers. Why? Because safety is relative, especially outdoors.

Riding along the Airport beach in Balivanich.  Uist Community Riding School, Benbecula

Great Things to Do this Summer in the Outer Hebrides

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. We have put together a few suggestions for you for this summer.

An aerial view of the Callanish Stones

Stone Cold Classic at Callanish

The Outer Hebrides’ answer to Stonehenge is a monumental masterpiece. This captivating, cross-shaped collection of Neolithic megaliths has intrigued visitors for thousands of years - tourists, archaeologists and astronomers alike. But why are they here? And why should you visit?  Well - read on and rock on.

Golden eagle in the Outer Hebrides

The Outer Hebrides: Where Golden Eagles Dare

Golden eagles are giants of Scottish skies, in every sense of the word. Moody and majestic - gliding over cliffs and moor and back again like they own the place. The Outer Hebrides are one of the best places to see these magnificent creatures. 

Ceilidh at Borrodale Hotel, South Uist

The Outer Hebrides, Scotland’s Gaelic Islands

The Gaelic language has given so much to Scotland, and beyond. Place names and ceilidhs, drams, cloths and choruses. And the Outer Hebrides have always been among its heartlands. 

Puffins on Mingulay

Much Ado About Puffins

Puffins are lots of people's favourite bird.  Their iconic colouring giving rise to nicknames like ‘Clowns of the Sea’. Their connection to the Outer Hebrides is as rich as it is remote, but the challenges facing these clowns are no laughing matter.

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