Things to See and Do in the Outer Hebrides


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

calanais stones

A photographer based on the Isle of Lewis – landscape, tours, nature, portraits, events, night sky – special moments captured. Commissions welcomed and a range of products available.

Islewear

Hebridean designer jewellery. Beautiful designed precious jewellery inspired and shaped by the wild elements of Scotland.

Love Gàidhlig truck

Learn the Gaelic language with us and enrich your Gaelic conversation skills while visiting the Hebridean island communities. From immersion courses to one-off local lessons, let us give you a sense…

Group of tour guides in the Outer Hebrides

Engage professional Tour Guides to enhance your visit to a Gaelic landscape and culture. Western Isles Tour Guide Association has a 21-year record of successful tours, in 9 languages, with U.K. &…

Coloured Tweed Cushions

Borrisdale Tweed produces high quality, exclusive, Harris Tweed products.  We make cushions, throws and bedspreads, handbags, holdalls plus smaller items such as caps and scarves.

Hebridean Art Studio sea

Stop off at Fiona’s art gallery to enjoy her original style of painting, see her studio and gain a unique insight into island life over a cup of tea.

Stornoway Golf Club

We are awaiting information from Stornoway Golf Club.

Sollas Bookbinding

Creative artisan bookbinding and box making, influenced by the materials and colours of island living

weaver

We invite you to embark on our uniquely crafted and interactive Hebridean Tour of the Isle of Lewis with three immersive experiences that will captivate your imagination.

Barra Surf and Coastal Adventures splash

Unique adventures in stunning locations on the Isle of Barra. Our professional guides and instructors offer surf lessons, snorkelling close encounters with seals, beautiful sea kayak tours, and the…

Scaladale Centre - Activities

Scaladale offers coasteering, kayaking, gorge walking, climbing and abseiling, mountain biking, hill walking, raft building, archery, dinghy sailing and boat trips. Scaladale Activity enquiries…

Puffin

We run sightseeing trips along the east and west coast of Uist, along with trips to Mingulay, Monach Isles and St Kilda. Other island destinations available on request.

Mingulay Boat Trips

Mingulay Boat Trips in Castlebay on the Isle of Barra will take you to the uninhabited islands to the south of Barra

Harris Tweed purse

Dancing Flower Crafts designs and handmakes one off, unique Harris Tweed® gifts and accessories. Inspired by the colours, sights, sounds, life, wildlife and environment of the magical Outer Hebrides.…

Skinny Tyres Ltd

Skinny Tyres provide unrivalled and expert support for your road cycling adventure in the Outer Hebrides. Our fully customised vans & expert team of guides means you can be confident that we will…

Long Island Retreats

Create memories that will last a lifetime. Step off the beaten track and immerse yourself in island life. Meet the locals, hear tales of yesteryear, learn a little Gaelic, get up close with our…

Kilda Cruises

Kilda Cruises is based in The Isle of Harris and aims to provide a fast, comfortable day trip service with St Kilda as our main destination

Long Island Retreats

Create memories that will last a lifetime. Step off the beaten track and immerse yourself in island life. Meet the locals, hear tales of yesteryear, learn a little Gaelic, get up close with our…

Enchanted Isle in Village Bay

Our St.Kilda day trip is our main trip and one we specialise in. Running from Leverburgh in the Isle of Harris the trip offers the shortest crossing to this spectacular duel World Heritage site. We…

An Taigh Cèilidh cafe

Nicknamed “The Gaelic café” by locals, An Taigh Cèilidh is a Gaelic community centre with events, café, bookshop & gifts. The use of Gaelic is encouraged, though everyone is welcome regardless of…

Horse-riding along Traigh Mhor beach

Beach Riding at at Tràigh Mhòr Pony Trekking

Cliff Studio  - external

Cliff Studio, located by Cliff Beach, Valtos, Uig, shows coastal landscape and abstract influenced paintings, drawings and ceramics by artist’s Margaret Uttley and David Knight. Open for visitors…

Gneiss Things stones

Open Studio for hand-carved stone jewellery, fine art and gifts; made in Harris from the landscape and natural materials of the Outer Hebrides.

Aerial photo of the Taigh Chearsabhagh building, looking towards Lochmaddy Pier and Lee.

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.

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  1. Culla Bay, Outer Hebrides
    Check out our online shop for maps, guides, books and Hebridean Way branded goods.
  2. 8 Ways to Experience the Outer Hebrides this Spring!

    Our islands ancient history and spectacular landscapes offer unlimited adventures. From strolling along pristine sands, to enjoying sea vistas of turquoise waters or immersing yourself in our Hebridean culture, there are lots of memories to take back home with you!

  3. Made in the Outer Hebrides, a guide to arts and Crafts on the islands.
    Check out our downloadable Art and Craft guide, showcasing our Hebridean Artists and Makers.
  4. Light on at cottage in St Kilda
    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.
  5. sand
    ishga is an award-winning luxury skincare brand based in Stornoway. Results-driven skincare that is created using the pillars of provenance, science and sustainability.
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  6. Saltbox reflections
    Experience the wellness effects of hot & cold therapy in our mobile wood-fired sauna by the sea. Sea dips optional. Freshwater supplied. Lewis & Harris.
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    Awaiting information form business. In the meantime check out their website.
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  8. weaver
    We invite you to embark on our uniquely crafted and interactive Hebridean Tour of the Isle of Lewis with three immersive experiences that will captivate your imagination.
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  9. Gneiss Things stones
    Open Studio for hand-carved stone jewellery, fine art and gifts; made in Harris from the landscape and natural materials of the Outer Hebrides.
    1. 1st January 202431st December 2024
  10. Cliff Studio  - external
    Cliff Studio, located by Cliff Beach, Valtos, Uig, shows coastal landscape and abstract influenced paintings, drawings and ceramics by artist’s Margaret Uttley and David Knight. Open for visitors April to Sept, Tuesday to Saturday, 11am - 5pm.
    1. 1st April 202430th September 2024
  11. Harris Tweed purse
    Dancing Flower Crafts designs and handmakes one off, unique Harris Tweed® gifts and accessories. Inspired by the colours, sights, sounds, life, wildlife and environment of the magical Outer Hebrides. Each design is unique and I’m happy to design something special just for you.
    1. studio
      An open studio situated in an old byre overlooking the Atlantic in the crofting village of Aird Uig.
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    2. Immerse Hebrides boat ride
      Guided outdoor swimming experiences & RIB boat tours for up to 8 people in and around Lewis & Harris. Explore beaches, lagoons and marine wildlife in our RIB Keava or explore from the water with our local & experienced Open Water Coaches. All equipment available.
      1. An Taigh Cèilidh cafe
        Nicknamed “The Gaelic café” by locals, An Taigh Cèilidh is a Gaelic community centre with events, café, bookshop & gifts. The use of Gaelic is encouraged, though everyone is welcome regardless of whether fluent or don’t have a single word.
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      2. Horse-riding along Traigh Mhor beach
        Beach Riding at at Tràigh Mhòr Pony Trekking
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      3. Get pampered in luxurious surroundings and enjoy some much-needed relaxation time with Hebridean Spa.
      4. Spend the morning getting to know the ponies, learn the art of sheep shearing or head out on the machair to learn about the unique ecosystem of South Uist.
      5. Take a wildlife trip to the uninhabited island of Mingulay.
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      6. Rob Howard eagles
        Wildlife Tours in the stunning Pairc district of the Isle of Lewis
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      7. Love Gàidhlig truck
        Enrich your Gaelic conversation skills while visiting our island communities with immersion courses and one-off local lessons.
        1. Pick up stunning hand-crafted books and boxes.
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        2. Outside of gallery
          Every piece of hand-crafted Shoreline Stoneware Pottery captures texture from natural materials and found objects. The gallery hosts a wide selection of work by local artist with original works across different media.
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        3. Enchanted Isle in Village Bay
          Sea Harris offer scheduled excursions to St.Kilda and the Shiant Islands as well as providing charters to many small Islands accessible from the Isle of Harris. The dual World Heritage site of St Kilda is our main destination with daily trips running
        4. Puffin
          We run sightseeing trips along the east and west coast of Uist, along with trips to Mingulay, Monach Isles and St Kilda.
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        5. Castlebay Marina black yacht
          Castlebay Marina, an excellent resting point on your journey through the Hebrides. Situated in the heart of Castlebay, Isle of Barra next to the facilities in the town.
        6. Rib with visitors
          Let your Hebridean Adventure begin with Seatrek, based in Uig on the Isle of Lewis, providing unforgettable day trips to some of our most remote islands such as North Rona and the Flannans, or take a boat trip round the stunning coastline.
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        7. calanais stones
          A photographer based on the Isle of Lewis – landscape, tours, nature, portraits, events, night sky – special moments captured. Commissions welcomed and a range of products available.
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        8. Gallery 3
          A working craft centre featuring a blacksmith, glass, ceramics and jewellery. Here you can browse our galleries, watch us work from our viewing area and have refreshments in our tearoom.
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        9. Skinny Tyres provide unrivalled and expert support for your road cycling adventure in the Outer Hebrides. Our fully customised vans & expert team of guides means you can be confident that we will provide you with an amazing cycling holiday.
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        10. We are awaiting information from Stornoway Golf Club.
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        11. Hercules statue, langass woods, north uist

          North Uist had a global celebrity visit in 1980 - in the shape of a grizzly bear!

        12. Tiumpan Head is located at the far eastern end of the Eye peninsula on Lewis
        13. Northton temple harris
          This area, from the township of Taobh Tuath to the headland of Rubh' an Teampaill, has numerous sites of archaeological significance.
        14. Beach laning in Barra
          The only place in the world where scheduled flights land on the beach!
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        1. bunting
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          bunting
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          Address

          27 Achmore, Lochs, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9DU

          Isle of Lewis

          Awards

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

          Crafting Harris Tweed gifts, accessories and soft furnishings - pouffes, doorstops, bags, scented gifts, cushions, Tweedy teddies and more. Selling from my Honesty hut. Open to orders through Facebook Messenger and email. Wholesale possible.

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          • On Public Transport Route

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        2. Address

          9 Kirkibost, Great Bernera, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9LX

          Telephone

          07902235551

          Isle of Lewis

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

          New gallery and studio open from June 2023. Open by appoinment most of the time. Closed Sunday. 

          Add Jenny Wilson Art Studio & Gallery to your Itinerary

        3. Address

          Caberfeidh, Tarbert, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3DJ

          Telephone

          01859 502040

          Isle of Harris

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

          Harris Tweed Isle of Harris is a family-run business that specialises in the world-famous cloth known as Harris Tweed®. The family has a rich heritage of weavers that go back generations and are proud to be able to continue the family legacy combining our rich time-honoured craft with modern, contemporary influences.

          Add Harris Tweed Isle of Harris to your Itinerary

        4. Loch_Drudibeg, South Uist
          Our Lady of the Isles, South Uist
          Loch Skipport ponies, South Uist
          Loch_Drudibeg, South Uist
          Our Lady of the Isles, South Uist
          Loch Skipport ponies, South Uist

          Address

          Culla Bay, Isle of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides, HS7 5LU

          Isle of Benbecula

          This east coast of Lewis self guided tour will take you as far north as the village of Tolsta, as far east as Tiumpan Head lighthouse and as far south as the village of Airivruaich.

          Add South Uist and Benbecula Geotourist Audio Tour to your Itinerary

        5. Address

          The Pier, Tarbert, Isle Of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3DG

          Telephone

          01859 502768

          Isle Of Harris

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

          Our shop in Tarbert includes an information display with leaflets, flyers and information regarding attractions and activities within the Outer Hebrides.

          Add Essence of Harris to your Itinerary

        6. Tigh na Mara Gallery - exterior and sea
          Tigh na Mara Gallery inside
          Tigh na Mara Gallery - beach view
          Tigh na Mara Gallery - exterior and sea
          Tigh na Mara Gallery inside
          Tigh na Mara Gallery - beach view

          Address

          East Kilbride, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5TS

          Telephone

          01878 700883

          Isle of South Uist

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

          Tigh na Mara Art and Antiques Gallery is by the sea at East Kilbride on the south coast of South Uist. Run by artist Amanda Rae and features local artists and makers.

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        7. Art by Seonaid Pet Commission
          Art by Seonaid painting
          Art by Seonaid studio
          Art by Seonaid Pet Commission
          Art by Seonaid painting
          Art by Seonaid studio

          Address

          2B Steinish, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0AA

          Telephone

          07542 629289

          Isle of Lewis

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

          Busy home studio to Stornoway artist, Seonaid Clarke, where she enjoys creating detailed portraits to commission as well as a variety of contemporary Hebridean landscapes and highly-textured paintings on Harris Tweed.

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        8. Address

          Kershader, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9QA

          Telephone

          01851 880236

          Isle Of Lewis

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

          The Ravenspoint Centre Museum also has an archive and exhibition to allow you to discover more about the people and the place.

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        9. shuttle
          bootees
          cushions
          shuttle
          bootees
          cushions

          Address

          10 Adabrock, Port of Ness, Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0TW

          Telephone

          07962 320653

          Lewis

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

          Adabrock Weaving company produces a Contemporary Hebridean Tweed. Taking inspiration from the coastal landscape surrounding the studio at Adabrock, Ness.

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        10. Address

          21 Baleshare, North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5HG

          Telephone

          07894321876

          North Uist

          Awards

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

          Expressive and contemporary art inspired by the Western Isles. Jac Volbeda has been a professional artist for 40 years and Senna Volbeda Richardson enjoys making art in her spare time. The art can be viewed in Jac’s home on Baleshare

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        11. Address

          Pairc Niseaboist, Isle Of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3AE

          Telephone

          01859 503 900

          Isle Of Harris

          Awards

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

          Talla Na Mara sits opposite Niseaboist beach, famed for its views across the sound of Taransay. Translated from Gaelic, Talla na Mara means the centre by the sea.

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        12. Address

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

          Telephone

          01871 817948

          Isle of Barra

          Award winning Bunting Project bringing people together with connections to Barra and Vatersay from all over the world.

          Add Barra Bunting to your Itinerary

        13. Caolas Gallery - Exterior
          Caolas Gallery - inside
          Stefan Davies
          Caolas Gallery - Exterior
          Caolas Gallery - inside
          Stefan Davies

          Address

          11a Kyles Scalpay, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3BS

          Telephone

          01859 530344

          Isle of Harris

          Awards

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

          Our beautiful wooden eco-turf roofed Yurt Gallery is situated on the scenic road to the Isle of Scalpay. Browse our wide range of photography and hand made tweed rugs and cushions whilst enjoying tea/coffee and yummy cake.

          Add Harris Hebrides Photography to your Itinerary

        14. Spirit Hall
          Spirit Hall
          The Hearach - Tarbert Warehouse
          Gin Still Dottach
          Gin Still at work
          Isle of Harris Gin
          Isle of Harris Gin, with Highland Cow
          Isle of Harris Gin & Glass
          Isle of Harris Gin Serve
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          Spirit Hall
          Spirit Hall
          The Hearach - Tarbert Warehouse
          Gin Still Dottach
          Gin Still at work
          Isle of Harris Gin
          Isle of Harris Gin, with Highland Cow
          Isle of Harris Gin & Glass
          Isle of Harris Gin Serve
          Canteen

          Address

          Tarbert, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3DJ

          Telephone

          01859 502212

          Isle of Harris

          Awards

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

          The first distillery in Harris has opened it's doors. The Harris Distillery is a working distillery that welcomes guests. Join us on a tour of the distillery, sit by the peat fire or enjoy the flavours of the Island in the canteen.

          Add Isle of Harris Distillery to your Itinerary

        15. cottage & stag
          cottage & washing
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          cottage & stag
          cottage & washing
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          Address

          8 Knockquien, Carinish, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5HW

          Telephone

          07835123161

          Isle of North Uist

          Awards

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

          Crafted using different wool felting methods and other materials, I make original items and scenes inspired by the local area. Come and learn about the process in a relaxed setting. Gifts, cards, prints and originals for all who wish them.

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          • Children Welcome

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          • On Public Transport Route

          Add ShonArt to your Itinerary

        16. Address

          Carloway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9AL

          Telephone

          01851 643416

          Isle of Lewis

          Awards

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

          It is easy to imagine that you have stepped back in time to experience the way of life in a typical crofting township of the last century when you visit Gearrannan Blackhouse Village. 

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          • Gaelic Speaking

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          • Children Welcome
          • Families

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          • Pets Welcome By Arrangement

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        17. Open Studios Hebrides - Collage 1
          Open Studios Hebrides - Collage 2
          Open Studios Hebrides - Collage 3
          Open Studios Hebrides - Collage 1
          Open Studios Hebrides - Collage 2
          Open Studios Hebrides - Collage 3

          Address

          Various studios, Lewis, Harris and Uist, Outer Hebrides

          Lewis, Harris and Uist

          Awards

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

          Established in Lewis in 2021, Open Studio events have proved to be a great success each year, with a steady expansion across Lewis and Harris and now into Uist. As our main Open Studios Event approaches, we will be producing our usual guide that contains a wealth of information about how to visit the members in their studios and our group venues.

          Add Open Studios Hebrides to your Itinerary

        18. Address

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

          Telephone

          01859 520316

          Isle Of Harris

          Awards

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

          Situated in Northton, Isle of Harris, Harris Art Gallery is run by portrait painter Suzan Visser-Offereins.

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