Beauty Spots in Outer HebridesThe Callanish Stones
The Outer Hebrides is a chain of islands over 100 miles long, (the Inner hebrides are islands between the Outer Hebrides and the mainland of Scotland). They have west coast beaches that rival the Caribbean - as highlighted in the Sunday Times when Luskentrye beach on Harris was considered to be in the top 10 of beaches in the world. There are also many sites of international archaeological significance such as the Callinish Stones on Lewis which are over 5000 years old and some believe older and more relevant than Stonehenge. The Outer Hebrides are the last bastion of the old Highland life. Though newer industries such as fish farming have been introduced, the traditional occupations of crofting, fishing and weaving still dominate, and outside Stornoway on Lewis (the largest town within the islands) life is very much a traditional one, revolving around the seasons and the tides.
Within the Outer Hebrides area is the UNESCO world heritage site of St Kilda which has the worlds largest gannet colony, a dramatic landscape of sheer cliffs and sea stacks and is rated one of the top sports diving locations in the world. However the whole Outer Hebrides archipelago is about the beauty of wilderness and its connection to the sea. Indeed the whole of South Uist, North Uist and Harris are listed as National scenic areas. Thus there is little need for designated areas to be highlighted as being especially beautiful, but we list the nature reserves in addition to St Kilda for your information: Rona and Sula Sgeir are tiny remote islands and protected birdlife breeding grounds and The Monach Islands, an island group west of North Uist.
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