Country Experience: Scotland

The Western Isles

In June 2016, John and Di toured the Western Isles of Scotland aboard a small ship, Polar Pioneer.  Starting in Glasgow and sailing from Oban, we visited: Fair Isle, Foula, Iona, Lewis, Papa Stour, Papa Westray, Rona, Skye, St Kilda, Staffa and Sula Sgeir, before returning to Aberdeen via the Shetland and Orkney Islands.  A classic journey!


The Abbey at Iona                                Fingal's Cave, Staffa                    The standing stones at Callanis, Lewis

The kayaking was fun too - we did about 100km in all.

The pictures below are of Fair Isle and the very remote island of St Kilda.


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