1. please click here for accommodation in the Outer Hebrides
  2. A comprehensive guide to accommodation and local attractions can be found at Visit the Hebrides.
  3. The Tractor Shed Bunkhouse and Camping Huts at Bayhead, North Uist


  1. Met office weather (inshore waters etc.)
  2. Met office surface pressure charts
  3. Magic Seaweed (good wind forecast)
  4. XC weather (concentrates on wind speeds)

Getting to the outer islands:

  1. Lady Anne boat trips to the Monachs and around Ronay with Nick Ingledew.
  2. For trips to St. Kilda on board the Orca.
  3. To visit Mingulay see Barra Fishing Charters.

Local conservation projects:

  1. Comann na Mara is a project aimed at creating a marine centre devoted to education and promotion of safe stewardship of the rich waters around Lochmaddy.
  2. Loch Stiapabhat Local Nature Reserve near the Butt of Lewis has the only bird hide in the Western Isles

Other things to do in the islands:

  1. Snorkeling in Uist and Benbecula - Tom Rossi is based in Balivanich, Benbecula

Local Websites:

  1. Westside Gallery and Studio - Judith Entwisle-Baker
  2. Shoreline Stoneware
  3. North Harris Trust
  4. Hebrides Light Photographic, Arts and Craft
  5. Roz Stewart's wildlife gallery

Birding websites:

  1. Skye Birds
  2. The SOC - Scotland's Bird Club
  3. Scottish Raptor Monitoring
  4. Rare Bird Network
  5. Pelagic Birder Blog
  6. The Edinburgh Birdwatcher

Other Sites of interest:

  1. Internet Guide to Scotland
  2. Wildlife Directory
  3. Guided Birdwatching. com
  4. Green Day Out
  5. Outer Hebrides Walks
  6. Skye Flora