See and Do


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

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.

Traigh Scarista

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

Traigh Eais

Traigh Eais is sandy beach over a mile long, bordered on the east side by a extensive area of sand dunes.

Traigh na Croise

Sandy Beach looking out over the Sound of Barra.

Lemreway

Lemreway is a small crofting and fishing village on the shores of Loach Sealg in the South Lochs area of Lewis.

Coll Beach

Beautiful beach approximately five miles from Stornoway. Suitable for walking, wind-surfing, kite flying. There is also a caravan park with toilets

Butt of Lewis (Rubha Rohanais)

Rubha Robhais (Butt of Lewis) is the most northerly tip of the Isle of Lewis.

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"

Tiumpan Head

Tiumpan Head is located at the far eastern end of the Eye peninsula on Lewis

Traigh na Beirghe (Reef Beach)

Traigh na Beirghe (Reef Beach) is a very long, sweeping, white sand beach in Uig

Sunrise at Loch Seaforth

Loch Seaforth Viewpoint looks out along the sea loch that is Loch Seaforth. The viewing is stunning, and worth a stop off. There is a carpark with picnic tables and it is one of the best viewpoints…

Traigh Iar

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

Miabhag

Miabhag (Miavag) is a small setttlemen in North Harris of just a few houses situated on the narrow single track road from Tarbet to Hushinish.

Traigh Bhostadh (Bosta Beach)

Traigh Bhostadh is a sheltered shell sand beach at the north end of Great Bernera. The Iron Age House and Time and Tide Bell are both sited here, along with ample parking and toilets.

Loch Bee

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

Beinn Ghainche

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

Traigh Seilebost

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

Traigh Dhail Beag (Dalbeg)

Traigh Dail Beag (Dalbeg) is a lovely small bay and beach on the west side of Lewis.

St Kilda

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

Traigh Mhangurstadh (Mangersta Beach)

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

Balranald RSPB Nature Reserve

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

Traigh  Ghearadha

Triaigh Ghearadha is a beautiful sandy beach at the end of the B895 road in the unspoilt north east part of Lewis.

Kisimul Castle

Kisimul Castle sits on a rocky islet just off the coast of Barra at Castlebay

Callanish Standing Stones

The Callanish Stones can be found near the village of Callanish in west Lewis just above Loch Roag.

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  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. Free Church of Scotland

    Address

    Carinish, Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5HN

    Isle Of North Uist

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  2. St Joseph's Catholic Church

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    Howbeg, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5SQ

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    01870 610243

    Isle of South Uist

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  3. © Laurie Campbell

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    Mangersta, Uig, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Lewis

    One of the largest fish seen in the waters around the Outer Hebrides.

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    Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Lewis

    Stornoway with its population of about 6000 is the main port and administrative centre on the Isle of Lewis.

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  5. Slavonian Grebe-Sound of Taransay

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    Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Harris

    Small diving waterbird

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  6. Address

    Shawbost, Shawbost, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9BJ

    Isle of Lewis

    A horseshoe beach with sand, good birdwatching and safe swimming. There are two access roads to the beach.

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    Tolsta, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Lewis

    Triaigh Ghearadha is a beautiful sandy beach at the end of the B895 road in the unspoilt north east part of Lewis.

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  8. © Copyright Stornoway Port Authority

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    The Monach Isles, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of North Uist

    Early Celtic monks spreading Christianity from St Columba’s initial base on Iona throughout the islands and mainland used a simple vessel, the curach, which plied these waters for centuries beforehand and continued to be used into the 18th century.

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    Ness, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrdies

    Isle of Lewis

    Traigh Shanndaigh (Eoropie beach) is a beautiful sandy beach in the north of Lewis, near the Butt of Lewis

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    Loch Bee, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    The rough grassland just south of the Loch Carnan tunring is a good area for owls.

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  11. Seol an Iolaire installation, Stornoway

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    STORNOWAY, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2DU

    Isle of Lewis

    While the sea brought has wealth and power to the Outer Hebrides over the centuries, it has also brought tragedy.

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  12. © Laurie Campbell

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    Butt of Lewis, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9NB

    Isle of Lewis

    A low growing plant with small white 2 lobed flowers. Found on improved agricultural land and coastal grasslands.

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    Uig, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Lewis

    Camas na Clibhe (Cliff beach) is a quartz sand beach situated on the Valtos peninsular in the Uig parish of Lewis.

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    Ben Tarbet, Loch Druidibeg, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    This rusty brown, pigeon-sized game bird can be found on the moorland north of Loch Druidibeg.

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    Locheport, Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5HD

    Isle Of North Uist

    First World War memorial.

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    Bogach, Isle of Barra, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Barra

    Drosera intermedia. - Insectivorous plant found in marshy ground

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  17. © Laurie Campbell

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    Geocrab, Harris, Outer Hebrides

    Harris

    A semi- aquatic plant with large white flower heads.

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  18. Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland

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    Leverburgh, Leverburgh, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3UA

    Isle of Harris

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