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Welcome to Outer Hebrides Tourism

Welcome to our industry website, designed for those who are part of tourism in the Outer Hebrides or Western Isles.

We encourage all businesses and community groups who are involved in the Islands' tourism industry to join us whether you own a museum, shop, or restaurant as well as a hotel, B&B or self-catering.

Outer Hebrides Tourism is the voice of tourism  and the voice for tourism from Barra to the Butt of Lewis.

With a membership of over 400 independent businesses across all sectors of the industry, accounting for more than half of tourism spend in the islands.

We are the official destination management organization for the Outer Hebrides or Western Isles.

We are here to ‘develop, promote and sustain tourism in the Outer Hebrides.’  Tourism is a key sector for the islands accounting for over 10% of the economy, and accounting for the equivalent of over 1000 full-time jobs.

As an independent trade organisation we ensure the voice of industry is heard.

We are independent of VisitScotand and the local authority (Comhairle nan Eilean Siar).  We are run as a social enterprise so our focus is using your fees for the benefit of the industry rather than making a profit.

By joining OHT you are benefitting your own business, but also helping develop the industry across the islands and ensure its voice is heard.

Every pound in membership fees enables us to attract at least another pound from grants and other sources to develop the industry.

You will find this website a hub of information for Outer Hebrides tourism businesses and details on what we do to champion the industry and promote the Outer Hebrides as a world-class visitor destination.

Working to help your

business succeed

Outer Hebrides Tourism is the voice of tourism and the voice for tourism from Barra to the Butt of Lewis.

Keep Up To Date

  1. Big waves on the coast of the Outer Hebrides
    Guidance for businesses including Scottish Government and CNeS
  2. Speaker at industry meeting at Caladh Inn
    Outer Hebrides Tourism is managed by an Industry Council, drawn from all parts of the islands and all sections of the industry. Find out who your local contact is here
  3. Accordian player
    Our Winter 2020/21 Marketing Campaign focuses on the islands' Gaelic culture. Take a look at what is planned
  4. National Cycle Network sign
    Our Destination Strategy is built around six themes that make any visit to the islands special. Read about the profile of our visitors and future plans for developing the destination
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Tourism directly supports the equivalent of 1000 full-time jobs in the Western Isles.

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You can build your own holiday itinerary here! Just browse our site and click this button to add to your itinerary when you see something you like. If your planner is not finished, simply click save and you can come back to it later on! You also have the option to send your itinerary to our tailor made holiday partner.

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