Outer Hebrides/1 update information

08/12/2016 09:07

Written by Bradt Travel Guides

Chapter 2: Practical Information
Chapter 3: Lewis (Leodhais)
Chapter 4: Harris (Na Hearadh)

Chapter 9: Barra (Bharraigh) and Vatersay (Bhatarsaigh)

Chapter 2: Practical Information

Getting there and away

By air

[Updated 20/6/17] p.39 Flybe's franchise agreement with Loganair is due to end in August 2017. After this, an alliance between Flybe and Eastern Airways will fly Glasgow–Stornoway with flights bookable through the Flybe website and luggage transferred all the way through. Loganair says its routes to the islands will remain unaffected. In the short term, the development offers more capacity and potentially lower airfares but the island council has expressed concern that any price war will threaten the long-term viability of flights.

As of June 2017, Loganair was seeking a codeshare with Flybe. If that fails, you will have to collect your bags at your Scottish airport and check in again. As for delays, airlines have limited responsibility if you miss a connecting flight on an airline with which they do not codeshare. It's always best to allow plenty of time between connections.

Chapter 3: Lewis (Leodhais)

Stornoway (Steornabhagh)

Other practicalities
Cycle hire

[Updated 20/6/17] p.72 Bespoke Bicycles, Willowglen Road; 07876 570932. Has reciprocal drop-off arrangement with Barra Bike Hire. 

Around Stornoway

Fine-dining take-away

[Updated 20/6/17] p. 90 In spring 2017, the couple at 40 North opened a small 20-cover restaurant, The Verandah, on the same premises.

Chapter 4: Harris (Na Hearadh)


Food shopping

[Updated 17/2/17] p.128 The correct name of the local shop in Tarbert is A D Munro

Chapter 9: Barra (Bharraigh) and Vatersay (Bhatarsaigh)

Shopping and activities


[Updated 17/2/17] p.233 The telephone number for Bùth Bharraigh community shop is 01871 817948.

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