Outer Hebrides

Outer Hebrides travel guide – Holiday tips and expert advice for Lewis, Harris, St Kilda, Berneray, North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist, Eriskay, Barra and Vatersay, plus language and wildlife. Also covers beaches, culture, Lewis Chessmen, Standing Stones of Callanish, food, walking, golden eagles, hen harriers, seals, red deer and Whisky Galore!

Island energy: championing female businesses in the Outer Hebrides

These Scottish islands have an absolute wealth of entrepreneurial women.

5 fantastic beaches in the Outer Hebrides

From Vatersay to Luskentyre, the Outer Hebrides compiles a great list of beaches from its many islands.

5 essential destinations on a fly-drive through the Outer Hebrides

Fly-drive travel maximises your time in the Outer Hebrides and allows you to experience the magic of landing on the beach at Barra’s one-of-a-kind airport.

7 reasons to visit the Outer Hebrides

Rich in local culture and hosting a friendly community, the Outer Hebrides has much to explore.

Forget the Caribbean: these are the best beaches in Orkney and the Outer Hebrides

These Scottish island chains are home to some of the most spectacular sands in the UK.

A week in the Outer Hebrides

Here’s how to make the most of a short break in the Outer Hebrides.

Call the 85-year-old midwife: A bizarre birth in the Outer Hebrides

Discover the true story behind Call the Midwife‘s Christmas special.

Genealogy in the Outer Hebrides

Genealogy has become a well-researched topic in the Outer Hebrides due to widespread diaspora.

An island idyll: welcome to Berneray, Outer Hebrides

A short trip to this Hebridean island will leave you feeling that you’d like to stay longer.

On the road in the Outer Hebrides

Join Mark Rowe, author of our new Outer Hebrides guide, as he shows us his highlights from a research trip to the islands. 

When to visit the Outer Hebrides

When to visit The islands on the edge of the British Isles offer great extremes – not only of interest throughout the year but also of weather. Late April to the end of June is probably the best time to visit the Outer Hebrides. The days quickly become much longer – although you are some…

Hebrides (Outer)

The sights, sounds and flavours of the Outer Hebrides are reason alone to travel to these islands. Yet, along with photographs, you are likely to take away memories of the people you meet – warm, generous and with a keen sense of their culture and identity.  Mark Rowe , author of Outer Hebrides Right up…