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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    Niosaboist, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Harris

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

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  2. Airport beach in Balivanich, Benbecula

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    Balivanich, ISLE OF BENBECULA, Outer Hebrides, HS7 5LA

    ISLE OF BENBECULA

    Just a stones throw from the airport, this magnifient beach is well worth a visit and is easily acccessed by a small road before you get to Benbecula Aiport. 

    The beach is a haven for wildlife such as ground nesting waders including the oystercatcher, lapwing, dunlin, ring plover, redshank and the snipe that return here to nest each year.…

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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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    Uig, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Lewis

    Ard Feinis is a rocky promontory just south of Mangurstadh in the south west of Lewis.

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    Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of North Uist

    Scolpaig Tower is a Georgian folly located near the village of Scolpaig.

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    Hougharry, Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5DL

    Isle Of North Uist

    A stunning white beach and is easily accessible through the village of Hougharry.

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    Kildonan, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    An excellent area for sightings of this species.

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    Morsgail, Uig, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9JH

    Uig, Isle Of Lewis


    Photograph © David Wilson

    In the book The Chessmen, Fin has given up his job as a Detective and has got a job as a gamekeeper. He comes across is old friend, Whistler, who the landlord has a grudge against, and so Fin finds himself in conflict with Whistler. Whistler leads Fin a merry dance over the hills and moors of UIg, in a storm, but ends…

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  9. Brue shore and beach

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    Brue, Barvas, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9QW

    Isle of Lewis

    A good access road and parking for a walk down to a boulder beach.

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    Ormiclate, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5SB

    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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    Berie Sands, Uig, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9NB

    Isle of Lewis

    Tall, slim stems with pale blue flowers

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    New Tolsta, Tolsta, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0NF

    Isle of Lewis

    The Bridge was built - and there was meant to be a road that would ling Tolsta to Skigersta at Ness. The mixing of many tons of concrete went into making the bridge and this was all done by hand!

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    Rueuval, Isle of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Benbecula

    This is our smallest bird of prey with males appearing a dashing, steel blue compared with the slightly larger, rusty-brown females and young.

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    Committee Road, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of North Uist

    This rusty brown, pigeon-sized game bird occurs on the moorland either side of the road.

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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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    © Laurie Campbell
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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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    Lewis Street, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2JF

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    01851 705933

    Isle of Lewis

    Successor to St Lennan's Church Stornoway and St Columba's Uidh, the church of 1794 by John Lobban, master mason, was repaired in 1831 and extended in 1885 when stone Y-tracery and leaded glass was added to the windows, and the transept and porch added. Internally, the 1794 roof survives. Caen stone and marble font gifted by Lady Matheson of the…

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    Vatersay, Outer Hebrides, HS9 5YW

    Vatersay

    The wreck of an RAF Catalina seaplane that tragically crashed on the hill killing three of her nine crew on a training excerise in 1944 can still be seen on the side of the hill at Heishival Beag.

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