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 Dhail Beag (Dalbeg)

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

Loch Crabhadal

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

Beinn Scrien

Highest point on the Isle of Eriskay at 185 metres

Stornoway Harbour

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

Loch Druidibeg

Loch Druidibeag is a National Nature Reserve where colourful grassland on the coast graduually gives way to moorland and lochans.

Traigh Seilebost

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

Kisimul Castle

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

Beinn Ghainche

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

Traigh Iar

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

Heaval

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

Ard Feinis

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

Scolpaig

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

Ardroil Sands

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

Conachair

Conachair at 376 metres is the highest point of St Kilda

Traigh Mhor

The Traigh Mhor is a mile long sandy beach at North Tolsta in the unspoilt north east part of the Isle of Lewis

Rueval

This is the panoramic view from the top of Rueval (Ruabhal), which is the highest point on Benbecula. Look out for the birds of prey as you climb this hill.

Traigh Shanndaigh (Eoropie Beach)

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

Hushinish

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

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"

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.

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.

Luskentyre

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

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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    Bun a'Mhuilinn, Eriskay, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5JH

    Eriskay, Isle Of South Uist


    Photograph © David Wilson

    In the book, The Lewis Man, two teenage brothers, Johnny, Peter and a young girl, Ceit are brought to South Uist.  They were referred to as "homers" as they had been in an orphanage and the Catholic Church had shipped them to South Uist and boarded them out with a families in Eriskay. This house in Eriskay is where…

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    Lochboisdale, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5TH

    Lochboisdale, Isle Of South Uist


    Photograph © David Wilson

    In the book, The Lewis Man, two teenage brothers, Johnny, Peter and a young girl, Ceit (Catherine) are brought to South Uist and boarded out with a families in Eriskay.

    They were referred to as "homers" as they had been in an orphanage and the Catholic Church had shipped them to South Uist. It was in the days before…

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  3. Rossinish © Tommy Macdonald
    © Tommy Macdonald
    Rossinish © Tommy Macdonald
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    Rossinish, Isle of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Benbecula

    28th June 1746. Rossinish, Benbecula. The Prince finally escapes from Uist with Flora MacDonald disguised as an Irish spinning maid Betty Burke.

    Add Location P - Rossinish 2nd Visit: Bonnie Prince Charlie Trail to your Itinerary

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    Francis Street, Stornoway, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2NB

    Stornoway, Isle Of Lewis

    A Stornoway landmark, built in 1878. Martin’s Memorial Church was designed by RA Bryden.

    Add 4. Martin’s Memorial Church to your Itinerary

  5. Golden Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    White-tailed sea eagle © Laurie Campbell
    Hen Harrier © Laurie Campbell
    Merlin © Laurie Campbell
    Short-eared Owl © Laurie Campbell
    Peregrine © Laurie Campbell
    Common Buzzard © Laurie Campbell
    Kestrel © Laurie Campbell
    Sparrowhawk © Laurie Campbell
    Golden Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    White-tailed sea eagle © Laurie Campbell
    Hen Harrier © Laurie Campbell
    Merlin © Laurie Campbell
    Short-eared Owl © Laurie Campbell
    Peregrine © Laurie Campbell
    Common Buzzard © Laurie Campbell
    Kestrel © Laurie Campbell
    Sparrowhawk © Laurie Campbell

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    Loch Sgioport, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5SN

    Isle Of South Uist

    Located in the northern end of South Uist, Loch Sgioport is a great placee to spot white-tailed eagles.

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

    Tolsta, Isle Of Lewis


    Photograph © David Wilson

    This is the location, in the book The Chessmen, of a scooter race between band members and teenage friends of Fin's; Strings and Roddy. The idea was to have a race along the track at the Bridge to Nowhere and whoever won, would be able to name their celtic rock band.

    "It was one of those rare, delicious, early…

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  7. White-tailed Sea Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    Peregrine © Laurie Campbell
    White-tailed Sea Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    Peregrine © Laurie Campbell

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    Isle of Barra, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Barra

    This ferry route runs from Eriskay to the north end of Barra. White-tailed eagles, golden eagles and peregrines are often seen from the ferry as it passes numerous islands and skerries close to Barra.

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

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    01878 700 154

    Isle Of South Uist

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    A week long event of Gaelic song, dance and music.

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    Port Of Ness, Ness, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0XA

    Ness, Isle Of Lewis


    Photograph © David Wilson

    The boathouse at the harbour in Port of Ness is the scene of the murder in The Blackhouse, that Detective Fin Macleod is sent from Edinburgh to investigate. Fin left "Crobost" as a teenager and returns as a detective to investigate the case. The victim is known to Fin. He is the brother of an old school friend.

    "The…

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    Lews Castle Grounds, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0XR

    Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

    Built in 1847-51 in the Neo-Gothic style popular in the Victorian era by Sir James Matheson and substantially altered by Lord Leverhulme. After being used as a school, it re-opened in 2016.

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    Balivanich, Isle of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides, HS7 5LA

    Isle of Benbecula

    An iconic structure built in the early 1970s to service the RAF station in Balivanich.

    Add 23. Benbecula Water Tower to your Itinerary

  12. Hen Harrier © Laurie Campbell
    Merlin © Laurie Campbell
    Short-eared Owl © Laurie Campbell
    Hen Harrier © Laurie Campbell
    Merlin © Laurie Campbell
    Short-eared Owl © Laurie Campbell

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    Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5DS

    Isle Of North Uist

    Surrounded by rolling moorland and young plantations this is a hotspot for hen harriers and short-eared owls. The roadside car park is an excellent vantage point from which to watch.

    Add Bird of Prey Trail - Committee Road to your Itinerary

  13. Merlin © Laurie Campbell
    Short-eared Owl © Laurie Campbell
    Merlin © Laurie Campbell
    Short-eared Owl © Laurie Campbell

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    Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5HA

    Isle Of North Uist

    Beinn Langais is a prominent hill surrounded by vast areas of peatland, freshwater and sea lochs. A short path runs up to an archaeological site with excellent views over the area.

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    Cross, Ness, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0SN

    Ness, Isle Of Lewis


    Photograph © David Wilson

    The Free Church of Scotland building and manse were used as the models to base  the church and manse in "Crobsot".  There are no churches in Adabroc, the village "Crobost" is based on and so the church at Cross was "moved" to Crobost. Fin's old friend is Donald Murray, the minister's son. Donald rebels against his…

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  15. Common Buzzard © Laurie Campbell
    Kestrel © Laurie Campbell
    Common Buzzard © Laurie Campbell
    Kestrel © Laurie Campbell

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    Bogha Glas, Isle Of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3AD

    Isle Of Harris

    A path leads you into the North Harris hills; one of the largest areas of un-roaded land is Scotland. One of the most reliable places for locating both golden and white-tailed eagles and where the two eagle species are often seen together.

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    Tarbert, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3DJ

    Isle of Harris

    Designed by John R. Coleman Architects, it occupies a strategic position in Tarbert, visible to everyone arriving there.

    Add 13. Isle of Harris Distillery to your Itinerary

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    Northton, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3JA

    Telephone

    07876 340416

    Isle of Harris

    A stone building reminiscent of a Blackhouse, designed by Stuart Bagshaw in 1999 as an interpretive centre of William MacGillivray, an ornithologist from Harris.

    Add 17. Temple Cafe to your Itinerary

  18. White-tailed Sea Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    Common Buzzard © Laurie Campbell
    Peregrine © Laurie Campbell
    White-tailed Sea Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    Common Buzzard © Laurie Campbell
    Peregrine © Laurie Campbell

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

    Ness, Isle of Lewis

    Located at the North of the Archipelago, this rich Machair loch and surrounding wetland is an important migration stopover for wildfowl and waders attracting regular visits from hunting bird of prey, especially during the spring and autumn migration.

    Add Bird of Prey Trail - Loch Stiapabhat to your Itinerary

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