The Hebridean way is a 185 mile cycle route, beginning in Barra and finishing at the Butt of Lewis, visit the site for more information and downloadable maps.
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Taigh na Casag (house of the Casag)
Isle of Lewis,
The blogs on this page will take you to many sites of interest both in the planning and during your stay. Read on…
Scenes of the Stunning Outer Hebrides, Scotland
Travel & Events
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“Eriskay Love Lilt, Westering Home” by Phil Coulter (Google Play • iTunes)
..Ask an islander for a weather forecast he will not, like a mainlander answer you dry, wet, or sunny but quote you a figure from the Beaufort Scale
Situated in Ness, in the far north of the Western Isles of Scotland, the expansive 4 acre site offers a wide range of outdoor play facilities and a superb location for a family picnic or day out..
Organisations such as the Island Book Trust and the Stornoway Historical Society deliver talks and outings. While the Gaelic culture of the island is promoted through events such as the local Mod’s and Feis.
Sport plays a significant part in island life and this is reflected in the annual half marathon and 10k Road Races that are run every year on several of our islands. Highland Games are held annually in several districts and the Sail Hebrides event is delivered in Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis.
Not to leave out the cyclists and kayakers there is a Hebridean Challenge where contestants attempt to paddle, run and cycle their way north from the Isle of Barra to the Butt of Lewis.
During the year a number of craft and produce fairs are held at various locations throughout the islands and here you can purchase everything from hand-knitted clothing to home grown fruit and vegetables.
Whats on Outer Hebrides
While preparations continue for distilling the spirit for ‘The Hearach’ whisky, our distillers are busy creating The Isle of Harris Gin. The small copper still, known affectionally as ‘The Dottach’, imbues our spirit with the complex delights of nine specially chosen botanicals as we seek to capture the elemental nature of our island, particularly the maritime influences of the seas which surround us on all sides.
Juniper, Coriander, Angelica Root, Orris Root, Cubebs, Bitter Orange Peel, Licorice and Cassia Bark all play their role in defining the taste of our gin. But it is Sugar kelp which is key to the subtle coastal notes that mark out our spirit. Hand-harvested by a local diver from the deep underwater forests of the Outer Hebrides, this natural and sustainable ingredient completes the wider aspects of the gin’s flavour profile.
Welcome to the Outer Hebrides.
A professor of Spanish and a professor of Gaelic met at a conference and began discussing the relative merits of their respective languages. ‘Tell me, ’ said the Spanish professor, ‘do you have a Gaelic equivalent for the Spanish phrase mañana, mañana?’ The Hebridean professor thought for a while, then replied, ‘No, I do not think that we have in the Gaelic a word that conveys such a pressing sense of urgency’…