The Western Isles is a chain of islands in the Atlantic Ocean off the Northwest coast of Scotland. The Islands are also known as the Outer Hebrides or officially called by the Gaelic name, Na h-Eileanan Siar.
The oceanic climate and position of the Western Isles gives an unusual selection of wildlife. Have a look at our bird sightings pages to see what birds are about now, or likely to be about when you visit. Rare bird sightings are almost daily occurrences here.
The Western Isles are accessed from mainland Scotland by ferries and airplanes. With both being dependent on good weather the Islands are often cut of in winter.
The population of the Western Isles is approximately 26,502, of these an estimated 11,824 adults have home Internet access.
thewesternisles.co.uk has the aim of using of the internet to interconnect our island communities with each other and the world.
thewesternisles.co.uk is updated daily. We keep the information local, jobs that are listed here are based within the islands, events and businesses offering goods for sale here are also Western Isles based.