History and Mystery

  1. Explore Uist through time with a brand new Augmented Reality archaeology app which lets you see the original sites as they would have been 6000 years ago, in the modern day landscape.
  2. Sea bindweed - bonnie pronce charlies flower, eriskay
    Official tourist guide to the Bonnie Prince Charlie trail in the Outer Hebrides

Island Highlights

Comunn Eachdraidh Nis

Comunn Eachdraidh Nis is situated in North Dell in the former Cross Primary School. It includes an accredited museum, a vast archive as well as genealogical records for the whole of North Lewis and…

Lews Castle Museum and Archive for the Outer Hebrides

The Museum and Archive has recently opened at Lews Castle, Stornoway. Exhibitions will give an overview of the islands’ heritage and the Lewis Chessmen are back to delight.

Seaforth Head

Kinloch Historical Society is located on the main road between Stornoway and Tarbert, A859. It includes a museum and archive covering various aspects of community life, and information about the…

The Harris Tweed® Story Room

Sgeulachd a’ Chlò Mhòir is an introduction to the unique world of HARRIS TWEED, the people, the provenance and the sense of place that makes it so special. There are weaving demos twice weekly and…

Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre

Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre is a place where people can meet, share ideas, learn new skills and experience cultural interpretation that is imaginative and stimulating.

Delve into the past....

  1. Gearannan Blackhouse village, lewis
    Gearrannan (Garenin) is a restored blackhouse village on the west side of the Isle of Lewis
    1. 1st January 202231st December 2022
  2. St Clements Church is situated in the village of Rodel, South Harris. Construction started around 1520 by Alexander MacLeod of Dunvegan and Harris.
    1. Our Lady of the Isles is a statue of the Madonna and Child by sculptor Hew Lorimer. Erected in 1957 on the west slope of Reuval overlooking the sea, it is a fantastic viewpoint.
    2. A monument in memory of those lost in the Annie Jane maritime disaster in 1853.
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      Port Of Ness, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0XA

      Isle Of Lewis

      Dùn Èistean is traditionally known as the stronghold of the Clan Morrison. Archaeological excavation and survey work has found evidence for a defended medieval settlement on the island, with dwellings, storage buildings, a defensive wall and a tow.

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

      Isle of Lewis

      The Lady Matheson Monument was erected by Lady Matheson in memory of her husband, Sir James Matheson who built The Lews Castle in 1863.

       

       

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      Kildonan, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5RZ

      Isle Of South Uist

      The famous Flora MacDonald’s Birthplace is in the village of Milton, on the west side of South Uist.

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      St Kilda, Outer Hebrides

      St Kilda

      1901 - With four to feed the rationales winter ahead was of concern, but by use of a double-barrelled gun and some fishing tackle… the Schoolmaster was confident he could make a useful contribution to the table….

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    5. Gress Lodge Corn Mill

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

      Isle Of Lewis

      Corn mill, Gress, 19th and early 20th century. The roofless ruin of a complex and two-storey building, part rubble, part cast concrete, with rhe axle and one ring of a six-spoke iron overshot wheel about 14ft (4.3m) diameter and the cast-iron pit wheel. There is a 48in (1.22m) diameter millstone at the entrance.

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      West Gerinish, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5RW

      Isle Of South Uist

      Our Lady of the Isles is a statue of the Madonna and Child by sculptor Hew Lorimer. Erected in 1957 on the west slope of Reuval overlooking the sea, it is a fantastic viewpoint.

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

      Isle Of Lewis

      Memorial erected to signify the land raid in Gress

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      Torlum, Isle Of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides, HS7 5PP

      Isle Of Benbecula

      Borve Castle stood three storeys high. Now in ruins you can still see the five foot deep walls.

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      Howmore, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5SH

      Isle Of South Uist

      Tobha Mòr has been an important ecclesiastical centre since early medieval times.

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    10. Clach Ghlas

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      Garrabost, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0PN

      Isle Of Lewis

      Clach Ghlas (NF 5281 3340) is an enigmatic triangular standing stone 1.7 metres high, standing in the centre of a mound 2 metres high and 30 metres long and partly surrounded by a ditch.

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      Isle of Scalpay, HS4 3YG

      Isle of Scalpay

      One of the most popular walks in the Outer Hebrides with superb views back over Skye.  The familiar red and white tower was constructed in 1824, but is on the site of one of the four original Northern Lighthouse Board beacons established in 1789.

    12. Arnol Blackhouse

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      Arnol, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9DB

      Telephone

      01851 710 395

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    13. Barra Heritage Centre

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      Castlebay, Isle of Barra, Outer Hebrides, HS9 5XD

      Telephone

      01871 810413

      Isle of Barra

      The Comunn Eachdraidh (Historical Society) was formed in 1995 to conserve and promote the culture and heritage of the islands of Barra and Vatersay. The Society collects artefacts, documents and photographs, and has built up extensive archives and collections. It arranges exhibitions, displays and events of a social, educational and…

    14. Bernera Community Hall and Museum

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      Breaclete, Bernera, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9LT

      Telephone

      01851 612331

      Isle of Lewis

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