Travellers now have more help at hand to plan their holidays in the Outer Hebrides
thanks to the publication of the first ever guide book to focus on these islands
alone. The writer was extensively supported by Outer Hebrides Tourism (OHT) in both
research and photography.
Bradt's new guide to the ‘Outer Hebrides: The Western Isles
of Scotland, from Lewis to Barra’ by experienced writer and journalist Mark Rowe
is the only full-size guide to focus solely on the islands of Lewis & Harris, St
Kilda, North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist, Eriskay, Barra and Vatersay.
Travellers focus on the Outer Hebrides in new guide book
1 May 2017
Author Mark Rowe is an environmental and outdoors journalist and writer who first
visited the Outer Hebrides in 1990 when using up the last few days of an Inter-Rail
ticket. He has been in love with the islands ever since, and visited every year for
the past decade. He has written about the Outer Hebrides for National Geographic
Traveller, and about food and drink on the islands for several magazines.
as a result of this new guide, the April issue of Countryfile magazine has hit the
shelves with its cover story of Mark’s journey through the Outer Hebrides.
of background information is included throughout, from geography, genealogy and geology
to art, architecture and wildlife, as well as all the practical details any visitor
might need: when to visit, itineraries which showcase the diversity of the Outer
Hebrides’ environment with wonderful wildlife and interesting archaeology along the
way, local culture & festivals, plus recommendations for where to stay and places
to eat and drink.
Ian Fordham of Outer Hebrides Tourism said: “We are delighted to
have helped in the development of the content of this new guide which focuses on
our lovely islands, and look forward to hearing about the experiences of visitors
who use its up to date information to explore the Outer Hebrides”.
This is an ideal
guide for those who travel with a desire to discover how the Outer Hebrides is a
place of great cultural, historical and wildlife interest. From flower-filled machair
overlooking stunning turquoise seascapes, to inland lochs set in the shadows of the
islands’ majestic mountains where golden eagles soar overhead, visitors will be rewarded
with amazing memories.