Discover Outer Hebrides
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.
Things to do in Outer Hebrides
Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre
Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre is an award winning museum and gallery
Hebridean Celtic Festival
The multi-award winning Hebridean Celtic Festival (HebCelt) has been a key feature in the cultural landscape of the Outer Hebrides since 1996.
St Kilda National Nature Reserve
St Kilda is the most awe-inspiring archipelago in the British Isles
Seatrek offers sightseeing/wildlife cruises around the magnificent Uig Coast, Lewis Island (Stornoway), and the Outer Hebrides.
Black House Museum
The Black House Museum provides a fascinating visit for all who want to learn about the way people used to live long ago in the 1800's, in the village of Lewis.
Dun Carloway & Doune Broch Centre
Dun Carloway, or Dun Charlabhaigh, is a remarkably well-preserved broch. It was probably built in the last century BC.
Learn to speak Gaelic
Today, people learn Gaelic to celebrate Scotland’s past, enjoying something that was very nearly lost forever. Learning Gaelic will open up centuries of literature, arts, and folklore, giving you an insight into the culture of a nation that can’t be obtained without speaking the language