Why should you plan to visit the Outer Hebrides in autumn? The iconic images of the Outer Hebrides are always taken in the summer: blue skies above the beaches, the sun setting behind the Callanish stones, or the plane landing…
A Historic Stay at Lews Castle in Stornoway
For decades, gargoyles guarded empty rooms and wooden boards blacked out windows. The towers of Lews Castle could be seen cutting proudly into the skyline beyond Stornoway harbour, but up close, there was nothing to see – despite my childhood attempts to…
Where To Find The Essence of Harris
There’s something elemental about the Isle of Harris. You can feel it as you drive over the Clisham, the highest point in the Outer Hebrides, as peaks give way to views of the ocean, and the little village of Ardhasaig…
What Can You Do on Sunday in Lewis and Harris?
Sunday in Lewis and Harris has quite the reputation. In 2009, the Financial Times called the island “the last repository of stern and overwhelming Presbyterianism in Britain.” The Telegraph has referred to it as an “extraordinary outpost of Sabbatarianism.” The…
Why Outlander Fans Need To Visit The Outer Hebrides
Outlander is the Golden Globe-nominated, £50 million time-travelling TV series set in 18th century Scotland – and it’s partly responsible for a recent boom in tourism to the Scottish Highlands. And while the award-winning series, based on the best-selling books…
An Afternoon Sail to the Shiants with Sea Harris
In the right light, the islands appear as a smudge on the watery horizon, grey marks on a pastel canvas. In other, darker, moments, the islands disappear altogether, leaving you to wonder if they were ever really there at all….
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