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Welcome to the Outer Hebrides

It’s over to you,

let your story begin.

  1. Plate of cooked langoustines
    The Outer Hebrides have some of the very best seafood, smokehouses, distilleries and crofting produce. These artisan, independent producers showcase the best that our Atlantic Larder has to offer.

Welcome.  How are you?

Fàilte.  Dè do chor?


Learn More Gaelic

Our islands

  1. Callnish Stonres with fanmily walking around. Female in yellow jacket
    Delve into the past and explore the beautiful island of Lewis, the largest island in the archipelago
  2. Seilebost and Luskentyre BEaches
    Mesmerising beaches, a lunar like rocky landscape and breathtaking mountains
  3. Sunset beach, South Uist
    Six islands connected by causeways. Beach paradises, abundant colourful machair (grasslands), rugged bays and hills and vibrant communities.
  4. Kisimul Castle and kayaker
    Head to Barra for coastal adventure, a castle in the middle of a bay and beach plane landing!
  5. St Kilda cottage with light on
    Take a trip to the awe inspiring uninhabited island of St Kilda. The reward will be a lifetime of memories to this dual World Heritage Site.
  6. Sound of Barra ferry coming into port
    With 12 inhabited islands and numerous uninhabited islands in our archipelago, each with their own character and story, you may want to explore them all (or at least most of them!).

You can't fight these islands, you have to go with their flow. From the beauty of the beaches and cliffs, to an appreciation of a very different way of life.


                                                                                                         Peter May, Author  

Experience the Outer Hebrides

  1. Twin room in a hotel
    Looking for special offers and or last minute availability? Browse through our members who have listed their offers and availability here.
  2. Culla Bay, Outer Hebrides
    Check out our fab online shop with must have maps, guides, Hebridean Way t-shirts & cycling jersey's, Hebridean books and lots more!
  3. Made in the Outer Hebrides, a guide to arts and Crafts on the islands.
    Check out our brand new downloadable Art and Craft guide which showcases our amazing artists and makers.
  4. 8 Ways to Experience the Outer Hebrides this Spring!

    Our islands ancient history and spectacular landscapes offer unlimited adventures. From strolling along pristine sands, to enjoying sea vistas of turquoise waters or immersing yourself in our Hebridean culture, there are lots of memories to take back home with you!

  5. Eat Drink Hebrides - Food with a View
    Showcasing our amazing places to eat and drink as well as our mouthwatering produce. You can download this leaflet or pick it up on island.
  6. Berneray viewpoint
    Make the most of your visit to the Outer Hebrides and sample the many delights on offer around our beautiful islands. From perfect places to stay, delicious eateries to boat trip adventures and artisan crafts.
  7. Sheppard Hut aurora borealis (northeern lights)
    Find your perfect place to stay. There are lots of places, on all the islands to choose from and fully equipped to accommodate all your needs.
  8. Noticeboard Graphic
    Check out this page for local news, updates and advice. It is updated regularly and it is worth bookmarking!
  9. Outer Hebrides is a special place, help us keep it that way
    Follow the Outer Hebrides a special P.L.A.C.E. visitor code and help us keep our islands special.
  10. Motorhome at sunset in Harris
    Travelling with a campervan or motorhome? Head over to our Motorhome and Campervan Guide page for useful information.
  11. Horses ride along the airport beach in Benbecula
    There are so many great things to do and experience in the Outer Hebrides. Whether you're up for high octane adventure or more sedate activities, there is something for everyone.
  12. Calum MacLean and Kate MacDonald labelling Downpour Sloe Gin at North Uist Distillery
    Follow Calum Maclean as he tours around our islands in a series of videos, meeting locals and finding out more about the unique Gaelic language and culture here in the Outer Hebrides.
  13. Ferry docked at Castlebay next to Kisimul Castle
    Start planning your trip here with lots of useful information.
  14. Welcome Pont A board
    A visit to them is a MUST for anyone looking for the local intel, events, maps, activities, accommodation and lots more!
  15. National Cycle Network sign
    Explore the islands by cycling or walking the Hebridean Way long distance cycling and walking routes that span 10 islands, over 6 causeways and 2 ferries
  16. Scallops on blue table, Uig
    And get a real taste of the Outer Hebrides. Sample the delicious delights of our Atlantic larder.
  17. Dalmore beach, Isle of Lewis
    What a feast waiting to be discovered! Everyone knows how stunning and captivating the Outer Hebrides are, but how many know about its food and drink scene, which has blossomed in recent years and continues to thrive? Find out more in our EBOOK.
  18. We are the small locally based Community-Interest-Company behind this website, and many other projects that aim to ensure visitors have the best island experience and holiday in harmony with our local environment and our communities. You can become a member and enjoy promotion of your business, whilst supporting our tourism community.
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Thig crìoch air an t-saoghal, ach mairidh gaol is ceòl.

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