White sands, turquoise sea, tranquillity and escapism. These are just some of the features of the Western Isles off the north west coast of Scotland.
Located in the Isle of Lewis, Stornoway is the capital of the Western Isles, offering the amenities and industry of a small mainland town along with a vibrant social scene.
The island is sparsely populated and has fine examples of archaeological sites, including Callanish standing stones, Dun Carloway Iron Age broch and the Norse mill near Shawbost. There’s no shortage of wildlife with golden eagles located in the Uig Hills to seals, dolphins, whales and sharks spotted during boat trips.
The Isle of Harris is joined to the Isle of Lewis and is the second island down the Outer Hebrides chain of islands. Magnificent beaches and scenery along with its famous Tweed and Art galleries are its hallmarks.