The Isle of Taransay

Isle of Taransay

The Isle of Taransay

lies just off the west coast of South Harris, and was used to film the BBC programme, Castaway 2000.

It can be best viewed from the roadside parking place between Horgabost and Borve.

Originally, the island supported three villages, Raa, Paibil and Horgabost. Uidh.

By the mid 1800’s they amalgamated into one farm based on Paibil. Only one family remained on the island until the 1970’s and now the island is unoccupied apart from sheep and deer.

During the summer, boat trips go out to the island.