The Western Isles


Map of Skye and the Western Isles

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Blogs Featuring the Western Isles


The Curious Case of Dubh Sith

If you picture troops involved in a 14th Century clan battle, fairies are the last thing you would expect to ...
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85th Anniversary of St Kilda being evacuated

August 29th is the 85th anniversary of the last people leaving St Kilda.  For most people, St Kilda is remote ...
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BBC on the lookout for Canadian/American descendants of the Marloch & Metagama

BBC Scotland is on the lookout for Scottish-Canadians descendant from two 1920s emigrant ships for a new documentary series looking ...
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Standing Stones of Stenness

Scotland’s World Heritage Sites!

With the Forth Bridge having recently joined five other areas of Scotland as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, we thought this ...
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Lady Grange’s Letters from St Kilda

The letters of Rachel Erskine, Lady Grange, who was exiled to St Kilda by her husband have now been made ...
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The Benbecula Mermaid.

While touring recently around the islands of the Outer Hebrides we came upon this strange story. In 1830 people were ...
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Scottish Kilts

Top 5: Whisky of the Clans

Intrinsically linked like bread and butter, whisky and the Clans are about as all things Scot as you're going to ...
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Work Begins on Clan Donald Village

Construction work began this week on the first planned village for over 100 years on the Isle of Skye. A project ...
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Macbeth Illustration

Macbeth News: Blockbuster Set to Film on Skye, Windfarm Threatens Hill Fort

The Isle of Skye has been confirmed as a shooting location for the latest version of Macbeth to take to ...
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Clan MacNicol Land Appeal

Donors are currently being sought to help preserve ancestral land home to Clan MacNicol/MacNeacail for at least 800 years. The ...
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Photos Featuring the Western Isles

St Kilda

Isle of Arran

Mull and Iona

Isle of Islay

Isle of Skye