of the Outer Hebrides form one of the most dramatic and starkly
beautiful island chains in Europe. Pounded by the relentless
waves of the North Atlantic and buffeted by powerful winds,
this treeless land has developed in a unique way historically,
culturally and environmentally. Hence the reason why they
form an irresistable magnet for visitors interested in an
escape from so-called civilisation.
Rock-studded hills speckled with sheep, innumerable fresh
water lochs, pristine white sandy beaches, peat fires, internationally
acclaimed bird reserves and wild flora on the "machair"-
these are truly the "islands on the edge of the world".