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The Outer Hebrides

The Outer Hebrides sit off the west coast of Scotland and each inter-connected island has its own unique way of life. The Hebridean islands offer powder-white beaches, wild Atlantic waves, diverse wildlife and vibrant Gaelic culture.

Map of the Outer Hebrides

Explore The Outer Hebrides

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Travel to and around the Outer Hebrides

Getting to


You can access the Outer Hebrides with a ferry from the mainland. Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac) operates ferries from Oban, Mallaig, Uig and Ullapool, on Scotland's west coast.

Visit the CalMac website

Travel to the Outer Hebrides by ferry


There are numerous marinas in the Outer Hebrides, so why not travel by boat? 

Discover more about sailing in the Outer Hebrides


Getting around


Why not explore the islands on a cycling holiday? Follow the Hebridean Way Cycling Route and pedal over 10 islands in the archipelago, passing some incredible attractions and scenery along the way.

Check out the Hebridean Way Cycling Route

Bike hire in the Outer Hebrides

Bus and coach



A tip from your local expert

VisitScotland Information Centre

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Bùth Bharraigh is a thriving community hub and an amazing facility for visitors. Nestled in Castlebay, you can grab supplies and locally made crafts as well as tips from locals on what to see and do on Barra and beyond!


Assistant iCentre Manager, Stornoway

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