Specialist Interest Tours

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Off the beaten track with specialist interest tours

The big skies, extensive moorland and expansive beaches are a perfect post COVID-19 getaway.

During your visit, one of our guides will cater for your specialist interest whether it is Archaeology, Norse culture, Wildlife, the Island’s Gaelic heritage, Harris Tweed, etc.


Norse Mill, Isle of LewisResident archaeologists are available to introduce you to the standing remains of habitation from thousands of year ago, perched on hillsides and among the fragrant moorland.

The Hebrides were under Norse rule for 400 years as part of the Kingdom of Man. The islands still maintain Old Norse links in major landscape features, loan words and customs relating to domestic and fishing practices. Our guides will interpret landscape and maritime elements for you.

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Stunning wildlife

whale jumpingA guide can take you to outstanding spots for the best opportunities to observe wildlife. There are many “off the tourist” routes that give the real feel of the islands and offer unique experiences.

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Celtic Culture and Gaelic

Welcome to StornowayGaelic; this ancient Celtic language is still spoken by 45 per cent of the population. It is a language that ties islanders to the land, to the learned wisdom of previous generations. It is transferred as the mother tongue from one generation to the next. Stories, songs and links to many other Celtic regions will be revealed by a guide while exploring deserted croft land and its complexities.

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Harris Tweed

The Outer Hebrides are famous for the production of Harris Tweed. 100% pure wool, 100% produced in the Western Isles and protected by its own Act in Parliament. The Trade Mark was registered in the beginning of the 20th Century and the industry has gone in leaps and bounds since then. Its quality has no equal, its history born out of hunger and grit.

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