Western isles dating
The Treshnish Isles are one of the most scenically evocative features of the Hebridean landscape.The islands are exposed to the open ocean, uninhabited and have no good landing sites, hence the presence of vibrant wildlife communities.
For many, Stornoway is the main entry point to Lewis and Harris, which together make up the largest island in the Outer Hebrides.The islands, and Cairnburgh Castle in particular, had a strong strategic position well into the 1800s.The Treshnish Isles are formed from 8 principal islands varying in size from less than 4 hectares to 60 hectares.Get out and explore, and you'll discover an ever-changing mix of terrains; mountains, hills, lunar-like rocky plateaus, moorlands, meadows, rugged coastlines and white sandy beaches all feature.When it comes to heart-achingly beautiful scenery, the Western Isles deliver.They have also recently been designated as a Special Protection Area under the EC Directive (79/409) on the Conservation of Wild Birds.
Lunga has one of the most varied and accessible seabird colonies on the Western Seaboard.
Dun Cruit (the Harp Rock stack), is home to more than 6,000 guillemot, razorbill, puffin, kittiwake, fulmar, shag, skua and many more.
Puffins spend most of the year at sea and breed from April to July and leave again in early August.
Already know Lewis and Harris is the island for you? Accommodation in Lewis, Harris & Stornoway Explore the Outer Hebrides Stornoway i Centre Sign up for our emails Lewis and Harris is in fact one landmass, with Harris situated at the southern end and Lewis in the north, but often they are referred to as two separate islands.
Together, they form the largest island in Scotland.
Stornoway is the largest town in the Outer Hebrides, and it's a harbour town which comes with plenty of charms of its own.