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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.

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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    Geocrab, Harris, Outer Hebrides

    Harris

    A semi- aquatic plant with large white flower heads.

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    Hushinish, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Harris

    Large white seabird with black wing tips and a yellow head.

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    Berneray, Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5BQ

    Isle Of North Uist

    Seal viewing point

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  4. St Mary's Catholic Church

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    Bornish, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5SA

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    01870 610243

    Isle of South Uist

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    Howmore, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5SH

    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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  6. St Peters Catholic Church

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    Daliburgh, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5SS

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    01878 700305

    Isle of South Uist

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    Lochmaddy, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of North Uist

    The gardens and surrounding moorland often hold the odd bird during the spring and summer.

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    Bornish, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5SA

    Isle Of South Uist

    South Uist War Memorial

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    Baleshare, Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5HG

    Isle Of North Uist

    Balleshare beach is easily accessed from the village of Baleshare.

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    5 Losgaintir, Luskentyre, ISLE OF HARRIS, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3HL

    Luskentyre, ISLE OF HARRIS

    Luskentyre Beach Hut is situated overlooking the world famous Luskentyre sands and sells a variety of gifts, souvenirs,drinks, ices and snacks.

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    Berneray, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of North Uist

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

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    Uig, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Lewis

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

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    Vatersay, Isle of Barra, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Barra

    Coeloglossum viride

    When heading uphill towards Eorisdale, look out for this easily over-looked member of orchid family.

    Add Frog Orchid-South Beach to your Itinerary

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

    Isle Of North Uist

    While males are a pale grey colour, females and immatures are brown with a white rump and a long, barred tail which give them the name 'ringtail'.

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    Grenitote, Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5BP

    Isle Of North Uist

    The Common Buzzard is sometimes described as "The Tourists Eagle". A commonly seen bird of prey.

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    Kershader, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Lewis

    Large semi-aquatic animal. Very sleek profile in water.

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    Matheson Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2JR

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    01851 702501

    Isle of Lewis

    Add Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland to your Itinerary

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    Lochmaddy, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of North Uist

    The long, broad wings and longish tail create a different flight silhouette than the smaller buzzard.

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