Uig, Isle of Lewis, Scotland

Hiking, Walking, Climbing, Surfing, Boat Trips, Campfires, Beaches, Star gazing, Landscapes, Seascapes, Archaeology, Wildflowers, Wildlife, Crofting. There are many ways to enjoy island life in the great outdoors.
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The Lewis Chessmen, probably made in Norway, about AD 1150-1200. At this period, the Western Isles, where the chessmen were buried, were part of the Kingdom of Norway, not Scotland. It seems likely they were buried for safe keeping on route to be traded in Ireland.

These chess pieces, called the Lewis Chessmen, were found in Scotland (Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides) at some point before 1831 and were probably made in Scandinavia (thought to be Norway) about Walrus ivory and whales’ teeth.The British Museum.

Mangersta Beach, Isle of Lewis, Scotland.

Near Mangersta Beach, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland (Jim Richardson Photography)

Journeying Through History on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland - The best historical sites to visit, and stories from the past that you might not know about!

Journeying Through History on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland

Scotland Travel Inspiration - Journeying Through History on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland - The best historical sites to visit, and stories from the past that you might not know about!

The Best Bothy in Scotland - Mangersta Bothy, Isle of Lewis

Love this aerial photograph of Mangersta Beach on the west coast of the Isle of Lewis, Scotland. The old lazy bed - Feannagan taomaidh in Gaelic - field systems around the beach stand out clearly when you see them from the air.  These cultivation ridges were dug with a spade and were often used for growing potatoes. There are several other archaeological sites within this photo including prehistoric promontory enclosures, on the cliff-tops either side of the beach.

Love this aerial photograph of Mangersta Beach on the west coast of the Isle of Lewis, Scotland. The old lazy bed - Feannagan taomaidh in Gaelic - field systems around the beach stand out clearly when you see them from the air. These cultivation ridges were dug with a spade and were often used for growing potatoes. There are several other archaeological sites within this photo including prehistoric promontory enclosures, on the cliff-tops either side of the beach.

Holiday accommodation on a working Croft in Mangersta on the west coast of Lewis in the Western Isles, Scotland

Art, Craft & Landscape photography inspired by the Outer Hebrides; self-catering holiday accommodation in luxury camping pods.

White Water Lily on an island Lochan. Art, Craft & Landscape photography inspired by the Outer Hebrides; self-catering holiday accommodation in luxury camping pods.

White Water Lily on an island Lochan. Art, Craft & Landscape photography inspired by the Outer Hebrides; self-catering holiday accommodation in luxury camping pods.

“My wee shepherds hut in Mangersta. With THREE faint shooting stars and the northern lights...…” Rachel Keenan Photography

“My wee shepherds hut in Mangersta. With THREE faint shooting stars and the northern lights.

Aurora at Callanish Stones. Stunning image capture by Emma Mitchell.

Light show: Aurora over Scotland

Aurora hunters in Scotland capture spectacular images of Tuesday night's display of the Northern Lights.

Hike to the top of Mealaisbhal and over the summit and you'll find yourself in a Scottish 'Wild Land Area'. Harris - Uig Hills, Outer Hebrides.

Hike to the top of Mealaisbhal and over the summit and you'll find yourself in a Scottish 'Wild Land Area'.

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