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

Traigh Seilebost

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

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.

Malacleit

Malacleit is a peaceful crofting village situated on the edge of Traigh Bhalaigh (Vallay) on the north coast of North Uist.

Traigh Mhor

This beautiful beach is the spectacular site of Barra’s amazing airport – but only at low tide!

Dun Cuier

A well preserved iron age galleried dun situated on hill to the east of Cuier cemetery

Coll Beach

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

Camas na Clibhe (Cliff Beach)

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

Traigh  Ghearadha

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

Traigh Shanndaigh (Eoropie Beach)

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

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.

Balranald RSPB Nature Reserve

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

Bearsdaire

Berneray and the nearby island of Pabbay lie in the Sound of Harris between North Uist and Harris

Traigh Eais

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

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"

Port Nis

Port Nis (Port of Ness) is in the parish of Ness, the most northerly parish in Lewis.

Traigh Dhail Beag (Dalbeg)

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

Hushinish

Hushinish is a small settlement of only 4 houses overlooking a white sand beach in the far west of Harris

Lemreway

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

Beinn Ghainche

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

Bagh Steinigidh

Bag Steinigidh lies between Scarasta and Borve on the west coast of Harris.

Kisimul Castle

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

Beinn Scrien

Highest point on the Isle of Eriskay at 185 metres

Traigh na Croise

Sandy Beach looking out over the Sound of Barra.

Traigh Mhangurstadh (Mangersta Beach)

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

A few ideas....

  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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    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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    Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Harris

    Large Diving water bird present on the Harris coastline throughout the winter

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    St Kilda, Outer Hebrides

    Present on off-shore islands from late April - August.

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    Reuval, Isle of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Benbecula

    Only owl species often seen in broad daylight

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    Carnan, Isle of Mingulay, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Mingulay

    Solidago vigaurea
    Colony of dwarf variety, located near the top of the tallest cliff

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    Scarista, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Harris

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

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    Seilebost, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Harris

    The corncrake is a rare but characteristic Machair species, a similar shape, size and colour to a chicken.

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    Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Harris

    Loch Crabhadal (Cravadal) is a wild, remote and spectacular area of North Harris.

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    Peters Port, Isle of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Benbecula

    Look from the pier; otters are often found feeding in the bay.

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    Seilebost, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Harris

    Seilebost is a small crofting village on the coast road along the west side of Harris.

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

    Isle Of South Uist

    Along the west coast of South Uist is an approx. 20 mile strip of stunning white beach and machair.

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

    Isle of Lewis

    Built in 1994, the Pairc Land Raiders monument is dedicated to the memory of the people of Lochs who challenged their landlords.

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    Lochmaddy Ferry, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of North Uist

    Present on off-shore islands from late April - August.

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  14. Free Presbyterian Church

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    Bayhead, Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5DS

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    01876 510233

    Isle Of North Uist

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    Lochmaddy, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of North Uist

    Refered to as a 'flying barn door' due to its sheer size and bulk.

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    Lochmaddy Bay, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of North Uist

    Pairs often visit the sea loch to feed.

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    Knockintorran, Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5ED

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    01876 510305

    Isle Of North Uist

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    Aird, Isle of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Benbecula

    This elusive, grey and brown bird is slightly smaller than a moorhen and found around thick cover.

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