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Scottish Island Adventures Podcast​

Episode 6 - Lewis

Scottish Island Adventures: Lewis with Cathy MacDonald

Dalmore Beach by Rachel Keenan

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From the neat Victorian homes lining the streets of Stornoway in the east, to the stretching white sands of Bosta on Great Bernera in the west, where the clear Atlantic waters sound the evocative toll of the Time and Tide Bell as a reminder of the link between us and the elements, Lewis is an island of exciting contrasts and diverse experiences and the largest of the Outer Hebrides.  

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Gearrannan Blackhouse Village 

Lewis Blackhouses 

The Blackhouse Village is at once a site of great historical fascination as well as a one of a kind self-catering accommodation. The village is one of the best preserved monuments of the island's crofting traditions and was still inhabited by locals in the 1970s. With a visitors site/lodgings, cafe serving fresh food and located a stone's throw from the Callanish Standing Stones, Gearrannan Blackhouse has easily earned its place among the top attractions on Lewis.  

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Wild Swimming 

TraighABhaigh, Vatersay by Rachel Keenan

The benefits of wild swimming are bountiful and well-documented with more and more people taking advantage of the stunning waters of the Atlantic ocean, networks like the Hebridean Sea Swimmers allow people of all abilities to discover the joys of the open water 'whether they want to swim for 5 minutes or 5 miles'.  

Find out more on the  Heb Sea Swimmers  


Uig Sands Restaurant 

Uig Sands, Isle of Lewis

With a stunning vista of Uig beach and mouth watering dishes like Hebridean sea chowder with seaweed butter on the menu, Uig Sands is a culinary experience not to be missed. Alongside the restaurant, self-catering rooms are available to book. The building's modern design with glorious sea-front windows was partly financed by the Scottish government to help create jobs and serve the growing needs of Lewis' tourism trade.  

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Itinerary #6: Lewis

Home to prehistoric sites, breathtaking beaches, traditional culture, and the iconic Callanish Standing Stones in Scotland's Outer Hebrides.

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From standing stones to broad, deserted beaches, Lewis has captured the imagination since Neolithic times.

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