A Week in South Uist – Last month I wrote a blog about Barra, this month we're taking you north through the islands of Eriskay, South Uist, Benbecula, and Grimsay. This group of islands is a great choice for anyone who wants to get away from the mainstream tourist trail. Read on to learn about some of our favourite places in this part of the Western Isles.
The Beauty of Barra – We’ve been doing Secret Scotland since 2005, and if I was to count the number of times we’d been asked for a tour itinerary that included Barra I would still be in single figures. It’s a tiny island and almost a 5 hour sailing from the Mainland, so it isn’t high on most people’s to-do list. But we reckon it’s worth the effort and we hope this blog will show you why.
Orkney's Quiet Places - Orkney has been in the news recently because some of the island’s residents are getting frustrated by the invasion of tourists who are arriving en-masse on cruise ships. This prompted us to plan a return trip to Orkney to explore the attractions that aren’t suffering from crowds of visitors.