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.

The true tale behind classic comedy caper Whisky Galore!

It’s a story that has passed into common lore in the Outer Hebrides.

Walk of the Week: a scramble up Rueval, Benbecula

If you climb just one hill in the Outer Hebrides, this should be the one.

St Kilda

The most remote archipelago in the British Isles, St Kilda resonates with images of epic travel, of an exotic island hard to reach but…

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.

Island energy: championing female businesses in the Outer Hebrides

These Scottish islands have an absolute wealth of entrepreneurial women.

Ness and the Butt of Lewis

Europe’s most northwesterly point on the tip of Lewis is a suitably wild and empty place. Ness is the name given to a large…

Luskentyre

Luskentyre’s many bays offer a collage of colour and coastal scenery as magical as anywhere in the world. The first views of Luskentyre sands…

Lews Castle

The new island museum in Stornoway, Museum nan Eilean, offers stirring insights into Gaelic life and culture. Based on the ground floor of the…

Callanish

Evocative, haunting and believed to be older than both Stonehenge and the Pyramids of Giza, the standing stones of Callanish are by some distance…

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

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

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.

Interview with Mark Rowe

We chat to Mark Rowe, author of our guide to the Outer Hebrides, about walking, wildlife, and his favourite place to eat on the islands. 

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. 

A week in the Outer Hebrides

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