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.
    1. 1st January 202431st December 2024
  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.
          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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        1. Address

          8 Balallan,, Lochs, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9PN

          Telephone

          01851 830742

          Isle of Lewis

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          “We are an oasis of good food, warmth, art and cheeriness”

          We are a gallery and coffee shop based in Balallan. Look for the Black and White signs for the Island Arts Gallery and Snacks and Tigh na Bruaich B&B. We are ¼ mile from the ‘Welcome to Baile Ailein’ sign, at the Stornoway end of village and 2 ½ mile from the Tarbet end. We are the…

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          Sir E Scott School, Tarbert, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3BG

          Telephone

          01859 502944

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        3. Askernish Golf Club

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          Askernish, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5SY

          Telephone

          01878 700628

          Isle Of South Uist

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          Created in 1891 by Old Tom Morris, the Askernish Golf Club is in one of the most beautiful and rugged setting in the world!

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

          Isle Of South Uist

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          Eriskay is famed for its Eriskay Jersey’s

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        5. Address

          63 Cromwell Street, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2DD

          Telephone

          01851 702372

          Isle of Lewis

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

          Hebridean Jewellery are manufacturers of sterling silver and gold jewellery from the Pictish and Celtic periods through to the new millennium range.

          This quality Scottish celtic jewellery is manufactured in the township of Iochdar by the silver sands of the North West coast on the Isle of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. This is…

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        6. Address

          Tigharry, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5DE

          Telephone

          07972 108724

          Isle of North Uist

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

          Drawings, paintings in oil,watercolour and mixed media; original prints; etchings; hand printed cards.

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        7. Scalpay bothy

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          Outend, Isle of Scalpay, Outer Hebrides, HS4 3YG

          Telephone

          01859 502222

          Isle of Scalpay

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          Located just outside the gate to Eilean Glas Lighthouse, Scalpay Bothy offers shelter and historical information panels for those using the footpaths to the lighthouse. 20 minutes walk from the carpark gets you to a tranquil haven overlooking the quay that served the lighthouse.

          Please note that the building is not connected with the Mountain…

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