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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Wildlife Tours in the stunning Pairc district of the Isle of Lewis

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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. &…

Hebridean Jewellery

Hebridean Jewellery Iochdar South Uist HS8 5QX celtic jewellery hand crafted in Silver and Gold. South Uist shop has a very pleasant Coffee shop serving light lunches and snacks open Monday to…

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

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.

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.

Horse-riding along Traigh Mhor beach

Beach Riding at at Tràigh Mhòr Pony Trekking

Holmasaig Studio Gallery

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…

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.

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…

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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…

studio

An open studio situated in an old byre overlooking the Atlantic in the crofting village of Aird Uig. 

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…

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…

Sollas Bookbinding

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

Shoreline Stoneware Pottery & 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…

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…

Bespoke Bicycle Hebrides

At Bespoke Bicycles, we provide a professional, friendly service with over 21 years combined bicyles repair/care experience between our qualified Velotech mechanics.

MacGillivrays Gift Shop

MacGillivrays is a 3rd, entering the 4th, generation family business based in Balivanich on the Isle of Benbecula. Quality gifts, crafts, tweeds, books and local photography available instore and…

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.

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.

Buth Bharraigh interior

Community local produce shop selling quality products from Barra & Vatersay including fish, meat, bread, jams and chutneys, eggs, home baking and much more. Also stocks wholefood, books, wool & craft…

Heb360 Tours

We offer Private Tours of Outer Hebrides from our base in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis. Bilingual locals we provide flexible, professional journeys in our 4x4 7-seater vehicles and the highest standards…

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.

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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.
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    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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    Hebridean E-bike hire lets you explore the Outer Hebrides at your pace. Taking in nature and the wonder of the Hebrides in just the right way.
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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.
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  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.
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  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.
          1. 1st April 202430th September 2024
        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.
          1. 1st January 202431st December 2024
        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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          11 Stonefield, Breasclete, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9EA

          Telephone

          07533060644

          Isle of Lewis

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          bold colourful landscapes

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        2. Tigh na Mara Gallery - exterior and sea
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          Tigh na Mara Gallery - exterior and sea
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          Tigh na Mara Gallery - beach view

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

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          01878 700883

          Isle of South Uist

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

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          01871 710321

          Isle of Barra

          Castlebay Sports Centre has a Gym, Swimming Pool and Sauna. Games Hall is also available for hire outside school hours. Other activities include Flipper & Snorkel sessions and fun sessions.

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          Retailing @ Shoreline Stoneware, Locheport, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5EU

          Isle of North Uist

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          Unique hand pressed organic seaweed pictures made from delicate sea florals collected from Uist Hebridean seashores. Photo cards of the islands of Uist showing Hebridean life, land and seascape, flora and fauna and other Uist gifts.

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

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          07894321876

          North Uist

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          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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          Thatch Cottage , North Uist
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          Yacht at anchor , Vallay

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          An Struan Ruadh, Sollas, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5DA

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          07543 094491

          Isle of North Uist

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          Igot2travel offer wildlife watching, cultural & history, walking, fishing and inter-island day trips with a local Gaelic speaking guide. Specially tailored personal tours across the Outer Hebrides, introduce you to the magic of the islands.

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

          Isle Of South Uist

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          Uist Craft Producers is a membership organisation, which supports over 30 crafts makers living in Uist. The group has a retail shop at the Kildonan Centre, offering a wide range of beautiful products.

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