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 na Croise

Sandy Beach looking out over the Sound of Barra.

Traigh Scarista

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

Crosbost

The peaceful crofting village of Crosbost is reached near the end of the B897 road that branches of the main Stornoway to Tarbet road at Liurbost.

Heaval

Heaval is the highest point on the Isle of Barra at 383 metres

Bridge to Nowhere

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!

Callanish Standing Stones

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

Loch Bee

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

Traigh Iar

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

Tiumpan Head

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

Traigh Eais

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

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.

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.

Luskentyre

The beach at Luskentyre is the largest and most spectacular of all the Harris beaches.

Traigh  Ghearadha

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

Dun Cuier

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

Traigh Mhangurstadh (Mangersta Beach)

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

Scolpaig

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

Traigh na Beirghe (Reef Beach)

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

Butt of Lewis (Rubha Rohanais)

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

Beinn Scrien

Highest point on the Isle of Eriskay at 185 metres

Bearsdaire

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

Loch Crabhadal

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

Ardroil Sands

Camas Uige or Uig Bay is in a national scenic area in the south west of Lewis.

Traigh Dhail Beag (Dalbeg)

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

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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. Museum interior
    Seaforth Head
    Museum interior
    Seaforth Head

    Address

    Community Hub, Balallan, Kinloch, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9PN

    Telephone

    01851 830778

    Kinloch, Isle of Lewis

    Awards

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

    Kinloch Historical Society is located on the main road between Stornoway and Tarbert, A859. It includes a museum and archive covering various aspects of community life, and information about the area’s links to Clan Mackenzie.

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    • Gaelic Speaking

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    • Disabled Parking

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  2. © Laurie Campbell

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    Ardivachar, Isle of South Uist, Outer hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

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

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  3. © Laurie Campbell

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    Committee Road, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of North Uist

    Males are ghostly grey whilst the females and youngsters are brown with a conspicious white 'ring' at base of tail.

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  4.  © Laurie Campbell and North Harris Trust
     © Laurie Campbell and North Harris Trust
     © Laurie Campbell and North Harris Trust
     © Laurie Campbell and North Harris Trust
     © Laurie Campbell and North Harris Trust
     © Laurie Campbell and North Harris Trust
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     © Laurie Campbell and North Harris Trust
     © Laurie Campbell and North Harris Trust
     © Laurie Campbell and North Harris Trust

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    Glean Meavaig, Meavaig, Isle Of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3AW

    Telephone

    01859 502222

    Isle Of Harris

    With some of the highest densities of breeding golden eagles in all of Europe, North Harris provides one of the best opportunities in Scotland for viewing this iconic species.

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  5. Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland

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    North Tolsta, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0NH

    Isle Of Lewis

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  6. Address

    Committee Road, Malacleit, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of North Uist

    Medium sized, sandy brown, day flying owl.

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  7. 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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    Polochar, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    This is a large, heavy-billed diver can resemble a goose, especially in flight.

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    Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0XR

    Isle of Lewis

    Large aquatic mammal. Strong Profile

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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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  11. © Laurie Campbell

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

    Isle of Lewis

    Short, compact plant with pale yellow flowers

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    Frobost, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5RX

    Isle Of South Uist

    Along the west coast of South Uist is an approx. 20 mile strip of stunning white beach and machair. Acces can be gained at Frobost.

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    Barvas, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0XR

    Isle of Lewis

    Low to medium growing with globular flowerheads. Found on coastal grassland and agricultural land

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    Lochmaddy, Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5AD

    Isle Of North Uist

    Otters have long, slim bodies and relatively short limbs, with webbed paws.

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  15. Our Holy Redeemer Catholic Church

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    Scotland Street, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2DS

    Isle of Lewis

    Much local material – Lewisian Gneiss, Borve pottery, Harris tweed – is used in this white-harled cruciform church, built 2005-07. Impressive tapestry of Our Holy Redeemer by Meg Thompson. Antique oak crucifix donated by the Diocese of Aachen, Germany. Unique oak lectern, presidential chair and curved ash pews, all custom-made and decorated with…

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    Maaruig, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Harris

    A medium sized moor land wader with a short bill dark underparts and golden upperparts

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  17.   © Copyright Frances Watts and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

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    Clachan Sands, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of North Uist

    Rare flower found only in North Uist!

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    Eoropie, Ness, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0XB

    Isle of Lewis

    Small sheltered cove near the Butt lighthouse with steep cliffs on either side and golden sand.

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