The Isle of Harris and Isle of Lewis are at the North west corner of the group of Islands known as the Outer Hebrides, or Western Isles. The Hebrides are known as the “long island” as they stretch for 100 miles.
Welcome to the Isle of Harris
The Isle of Harris is actually joined to the Isle of Lewis, and has a short border, shown by a ‘dashed’ line on the Harris map. Harris has a wide range of landscapes, all of which have their own charm and interest. On the west coast lie some of the most spectacular beaches of Britain (marked on the map) with large open machair areas. In the north, the terrain is rugged, mountainous and has a Lunar feel to it,
with huge boulders littered around.
The east coast is more isolated and has some of the oldest rocks in the world, being dated at some three thousand million years old.
The exposed rocks are a result of scouring by the glaciers in the Ice Ages. The area is known as ‘The Bays’ because of the many small, quiet inlets. These inlets are populated by small villages, each with their own unique character.
In general, the attraction of Harris is its peace and tranquillity, the magnificent scenery and beaches, but finally the warmth and quiet confidence of its people.
Click below for information about:
Images taken just outside Tobermory Harbour by Tobermry photographer Sam Jones. The new ‘Mersey class’ boat is en-route to Leverborough on Harris on a three year trial. The boat is hoped to be replaced by a more up to date vessel in the future. The images also show the Harris boat towing the Tobermory [...]
Ferry operator, Caledonian MacBrayne, has now started a Sunday service from Tarbert on the Isle of Harris. The Sunday ferry service is still a very controversial issue, with the Free Church and Lord’s day observance Society opposing its introduction . It has to be said that the Sunday service is also still controversial with others not [...]