Top Tips (Wildlife) - Hebridean Way

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. 

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.

Bog cotton around the Tiumpan Head lighthouse in Point, Isle of Lewis

The Roads Less Travelled

Mark Rowe is the author of the guide book Outer Hebrides, published by Bradt.  He writes about the less well known areas in eastern Lewis which are well worth exploring and offer elemental scenery, walking and wildlife spotting. 

Eriskay Ponies

The Enchanting Eriskay Ponies

Many a visitor to Eriskay departs enchanted by the ponies that roam freely across their island home.   Known in Gaelic as ‘Each Beag nan Eilean’ (Small Island Horse), the Eriskay Ponies, the last surviving native Hebridean pony breed.

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