Western Isles Certificated Locations

The Western Isles is a chain of interconnected islands off the north-west coast of Scotland, comprising of Lewis, St Kilda, Harris, North Ulst, Benbecula, South Ulst and Barra. You might also know them as the Outer Hebrides or Na h-Eileanan Siar in Gaelic.

Although the islands are remote, they can be accessed from the Scottish mainland by ferry or plane and they're an excellent place to visit for a peaceful yet interesting holiday.

There are a surprising number of attractions on the Western Isles, from museums and monuments to festivals, craft centres and excellent restaurants.

Highlights include the Isle of Harris Distillery, the Museum and Archive for the Outer Hebrides, the Harris Tweed and Knitwear Exhibition and the Eat Drink Hebrides Trail, which leads tourists to the best food and drink.

You might also want to make time for spotting rare birds, participating in ceilidhs, hiking, cycling and listening to traditional music in a cosy pub with a warm welcome.