Harris | Colin Nutt

About

The name 'Harris' is known the world over for the high-quality tweed produced in the Outer Hebrides, and is testament to the creativity and cultural heritage of the island. Whilst Harris technically shares the same land mass as Lewis, an imposing mountain range effectively cut the 'islands' off from each other until relatively recently. Harris's dramatic landscapes range from the rugged and rocky to beautiful white sand beaches, whilst its strong Gaelic culture and traditions remain at the heart of daily life.

Famous For

  • Harris Tweed is revered the world over for its quality and beauty. Produced using strict traditional methods, it is the only fabric in the world that is protected by an act of parliament.

  • The iconic Luskentyre Beach is regularly featured in lists of the world's most beautiful beaches, but is just one of many stunning beaches on the island's coastline.

  • With a bottle as distinctive as its award-winning contents, Harris Gin uses locally sourced sugar kelp seaweed and the low-mineral rainwater of the Outer Hebrides to create this well-loved gin.

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  • The walk along Northton leading to the old temple is suitable for all the family and takes you past some of the most gorgeous beaches.

  • Harris is known for its stunning west coast beaches, but the east coast is just as spectacular. Take the road that loops from Urgha to Maraig to Reinigeadal and back to Urgha for some of the best views or follow the Coffin Walk to take you from the rocky east to the sandy west.

  • If you are a tennis fan, head out to the north west of Harris to find Bunabhainneadar Tennis Court. The remote outdoor court has the most amazing views of Harris's rocky landscape.

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More Information

You can find some additional information about Harris at the links below

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Getting here

Covid-19

Please check the latest rules on travelling to and around the Scottish islands on the Scottish Government website, including guidance on testing before you travel. Please note that advice may vary depending on the specific island you are visiting.


CalMac Ferries operate daily sailings from Uig in Skye to Harris’s main village of Tarbert. CalMac also operate sailings to Leverburgh in the south of Harris from Berneray. Berneray is accessible from North Uist via a causeway.

Loganair operate flights to Stornoway on Lewis from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness and Benbecula. CalMac Ferries operate regular sailings from Ullapool on the mainland to Stornoway in Lewis. Onward travel to Harris from Lewis is possible by road.

Find out more about getting to Skye.
Find out more about getting to North Uist.
Find out more about getting to Berneray.

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You can find lots more information about things to see and do on the island, see some amazing island photography and collect your island stamp by downloading our app.

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Download the Scottish Island Passport app to collect your island stamps! The app also provides lots more information on each island including recommendations from locals about things to see and do, info on how to get around, more stunning photos and useful offline maps.

  • Unlock Stamps - Collect them all! Stamp your passport when you visit each island - with an individual stamp designed to represent a unique aspect of island heritage.
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  • Maps - Navigate the islands with useful offline maps, handy for areas where internet connectivity is weak.
  • Travel Jounals - Create an in-location travel journal with pictures from your island adventures, to look back on your trip.
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