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The devil creates work for idle hands. (Someone with nothing to do will put the cats on the fire)

An duine aig nach eil càil ri dhèanamh, cuiridh na cait air an teine


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Island Highlights

Traigh Mhor

The Traigh Mhor is a mile long sandy beach at North Tolsta in the unspoilt north east part of the Isle of Lewis

Traigh Iar

Traigh Noisaboist (Nisabost) is a spectacular west coast beach with extensive views across the Sound of Taransay.

Hushinish

Hushinish is a small settlement of only 4 houses overlooking a white sand beach in the far west of Harris

Scolpaig

Scolpaig Tower is a Georgian folly located near the village of Scolpaig.

Traigh Scarista

Facing out into the Atlantic Traigh Scarasta has dramatic views over the Sound of Taransay from its white sand beach.

Traigh Seilebost

Traigh Seilebost is a beautiful sandy beach on the south side of Traigh Luskentyre.

Bagh Mor

The Island of Grimsay is made up of tidal sands, sea lochs, small islands and islets, and is situated between Benbecula and North Uist.

Beinn Ghainche

Ben Ghainche is a small hill situated at the north end of the beach at Bearsdaire

Ardroil Sands

Camas Uige or Uig Bay is in a national scenic area in the south west of Lewis.

Sound of Taransay

The Sound of Taransay lies between the main west coast of Harris and the beautiful island of Taransay.

Loch Bee

Loch Bee is a very large brackish loch which stretches from the west side of South Uist to the east side

Malacleit

Malacleit is a peaceful crofting village situated on the edge of Traigh Bhalaigh (Vallay) on the north coast of North Uist.

Bagh Steinigidh

Bag Steinigidh lies between Scarasta and Borve on the west coast of Harris.

Traigh na Croise

Sandy Beach looking out over the Sound of Barra.

Balranald RSPB Nature Reserve

A beautiful reserve on the north west coast of North Uist with sandy beaches, rocky foreshore,, marshes and sand dunes.

St Kilda

St Kilda, a world double heritage site, is situated some 45 miles west of Grimnish Point on North Uist

Ard Feinis

Ard Feinis is a rocky promontory just south of Mangurstadh in the south west of Lewis.

Rueval

This is the panoramic view from the top of Rueval (Ruabhal), which is the highest point on Benbecula. Look out for the birds of prey as you climb this hill.

Heaval

Heaval is the highest point on the Isle of Barra at 383 metres

Gearrannan Blackhouse Village

Gearrannan (Garenin) is a restored blackhouse village on the west side of the Isle of Lewis

Seilebost

Seilebost is a small crofting village on the coast road along the west side of Harris.

Coileag a' Prionnnsa

Bonnie Prince Charlie first stepped foot on Scottish soil on this beach on 23rd July 1745, from the french ship "Du Teillay"

Traigh Mhangurstadh (Mangersta Beach)

Traigh Mhangurstadh (Mangersta) is a beautiful beach in the parish of Uig in south west Lewis.

Bridge to Nowhere

The Bridge was built - and there was meant to be a road that would ling Tolsta to Skigersta at Ness. The mixing of many tons of concrete went into making the bridge and this was all done by hand!

A few ideas....

  1. Tiumpan Head is located at the far eastern end of the Eye peninsula on Lewis
  2. Northton temple harris
    This area, from the township of Taobh Tuath to the headland of Rubh' an Teampaill, has numerous sites of archaeological significance.
  3. Statue of the famous grizzly bear Hercules, who escaped and went on the run during filming Benbecula in 1980. Find out more about the story at Langass Woodland.
  4. Beach laning in Barra
    The only place in the world where scheduled flights land on the beach!
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  1. Address

    Haun, Eriskay, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5JH

    Eriskay, Isle Of South Uist


    Photograph © David Wilson

    In the book, The Lewis Man, two teenage brothers, Peter and Johnny and a young girl, Ceit are brought to South Uist.  They were referred to as "homers" as they had been in an orphanage and the Catholic Church had shipped them to South Uist and boarded them out with a families in Eriskay. This house in Eriskay is where…

    Add Peter May Trilogy - Ceit's (Catherine's) House Eriskay to your Itinerary

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    Lews Castle Grounds, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0XR

    Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

    Built in 1847-51 in the Neo-Gothic style popular in the Victorian era by Sir James Matheson and substantially altered by Lord Leverhulme. After being used as a school, it re-opened in 2016.

    Add 1. Lews Castle and Museum to your Itinerary

  3. Address

    Lochboisdale, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5TH

    Telephone

    0845 6007090

    Isle Of South Uist

    The ferry berth is only available if no conflict with timetabled operations, permission should be obtained from the Pier Master (Channel 12)/CALMAC ticket office.

    Add Lochboisdale Ferry Port to your Itinerary

  4. Address

    Back, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0LQ

    Telephone

    0845 6007090

    Isle Of Lewis

    Mariners are advised to exercise caution when entering or leaving as visibility from or to the entrance channel is restricted by the outer sea wall. The approaches and the entrance channel can be affected by swell after prolonged North erly winds.

    Add Brevig Pier (Breibhig) to your Itinerary

  5. Horseriding - airport beach, Balivanich, Benbecula
    Horseriding - airport beach, Balivanich, Benbecula

    Address

    East Camp, Balivanich, Isle of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides, HS7 5LA

    Telephone

    01870 602808

    Isle of Benbecula

    Awards

    • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

    Located on the edge of Balivanich, the principal settlement on the Isle of Benbecula.

    Add Uist Community Riding School to your Itinerary

  6. Hen Harrier © Laurie Campbell
    Merlin © Laurie Campbell
    Short-eared Owl © Laurie Campbell
    Hen Harrier © Laurie Campbell
    Merlin © Laurie Campbell
    Short-eared Owl © Laurie Campbell

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    Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5DS

    Isle Of North Uist

    Surrounded by rolling moorland and young plantations this is a hotspot for hen harriers and short-eared owls. The roadside car park is an excellent vantage point from which to watch.

    Add Bird of Prey Trail - Committee Road to your Itinerary

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    Northton, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3JA

    Telephone

    07876 340416

    Isle of Harris

    A stone building reminiscent of a Blackhouse, designed by Stuart Bagshaw in 1999 as an interpretive centre of William MacGillivray, an ornithologist from Harris.

    Add 17. Temple Cafe to your Itinerary

  8. Address

    Milton, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    Birthplace of Flora MacDonald "...a name that will be mentioned in history, and if courage and fidelity be virtues, mentioned with honour." Samuel Johnson

    Add Location S - Milton (Airigh Mhuillinn): Bonnie Prince Charlie Trail to your Itinerary

  9. Seilebost
    Scarista
    Holmasaig Gallery
    Holmasaig Gallery
    Port Vendre
    Pabbay
    June Wild flowers
    St Kilda
    Fluraichean Na Machrach
    Gannets St Kilda
    Seilebost
    Scarista
    Holmasaig Gallery
    Holmasaig Gallery
    Port Vendre
    Pabbay
    June Wild flowers
    St Kilda
    Fluraichean Na Machrach
    Gannets St Kilda

    Address

    Quidinish, Finsbay, Isle Of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3JQ

    Telephone

    01859 530401

    Isle Of Harris

    Awards

    • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

    Isle of Harris watercolour artist Margarita Williams of Holmasaig Studio Gallery, lives in the village where she was born, situated in spectacular scenery of the Bays Road on the rocky South East of Harris.

    Add Holmasaig Studio Gallery to your Itinerary

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    Ardinashaig, Scalpay, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS4 3XZ

    Scalpay, Isle of Harris

    Scalpay Bridge opened in 1997 and was designed by Halcrow Crouch. It replaced a bow loaded ferry as Scalpay’s link to Harris.

    Add 14. Scalpay Bridge to your Itinerary

  11. Address

    Washington Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G3 8AZ

    Telephone

    0141 221 2774

    Glasgow

    Pilotage directions for the Outer Hebrides for yachts and small craft

    Add Outer Hebrides, Sailing Directions and Anchorages, Clyde Cruising Club to your Itinerary

  12. Address

    Lochboisdale, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5TH

    Isle Of South Uist

    20th June 1746. News arrives that the notorious Capt Scott has landed on Barra and is on his way to Uist. The Prince and his party cross over to the north side of the loch but further news induces more panic!

    Add Location J - Ben Kenneth: Bonnie Prince Charlie Trail to your Itinerary

  13. White-tailed Sea Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    Common Buzzard © Laurie Campbell
    Peregrine © Laurie Campbell
    White-tailed Sea Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    Common Buzzard © Laurie Campbell
    Peregrine © Laurie Campbell

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    Lionel, Ness, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0XB

    Ness, Isle of Lewis

    Located at the North of the Archipelago, this rich Machair loch and surrounding wetland is an important migration stopover for wildfowl and waders attracting regular visits from hunting bird of prey, especially during the spring and autumn migration.

    Add Bird of Prey Trail - Loch Stiapabhat to your Itinerary

  14. Address

    Lochboisdale, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5TH

    Lochboisdale, Isle Of South Uist


    Photograph © David Wilson

    In the book, The Lewis Man, two teenage brothers, Johnny, Peter and a young girl, Ceit (Catherine) are brought to South Uist and boarded out with a families in Eriskay.

    They were referred to as "homers" as they had been in an orphanage and the Catholic Church had shipped them to South Uist. It was in the days before…

    Add Peter May Trilogy - Lochboisdale Pier to your Itinerary

  15. Address

    Start: Lochmaddy, North Uist, Finish: Berneray or Leverburgh, Harris

    Length: 18km / 10 miles
    Grade: Moderate

    Add Section G: Walking the Hebridean Way - Lochmaddy to Berneray or Leverburgh to your Itinerary

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    Harbour, Stornoway, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2XS

    Isle Of Lewis

    Stornoway Sailing Club is a small, family-orientated sailing club catering for both dinghies and larger keelboats, based in Stornoway harbour.

    Add Stornoway Sailing Club to your Itinerary

  17. Address

    Wiay, Isle of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Benbecula

    24th June 1746. Neil realises that they are on a small island instead of being on the Benbecula mainland as they expected. The Prince throws a tantrum!

    Add Location O - Near Wiay: Bonne Prince Charlie Trail to your Itinerary

  18. Address

    Isle of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Benbecula

    26th April 1746. PrinceCharles Edward Stuart sailed from Borradale, Loch nan Uamh, at night, accompanied by Capt O'Sullivan, Capt O'Neil, Allan MacDonald, Donald MacLeod, and Edward Burke, and by seven boatmen. A severe storm blows up.

    Add Location B - Rossinish 1st Visit: Bonnie Prince Charlie Trail to your Itinerary

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