Outer Hebrides

The Outer Hebrides comprise some 119 islands situated some 40 miles and more beyond the west coast of Scotland. They stretch 135 miles north to south and the 19 inhabited islands are home to 27,000 people. The terrain is varied but almost universally inhospitable other than some picture postcard beaches. The wildlife is astonishing. This gallery gives a bit of a flavour of these islands and their wildlife.