Isle of Lewis gallery update

Its been a month since we got back from the Hebrides and I am only now getting around to updating our galleries. Check out the new additions to our Isle of Lewis gallery.

I am afraid I suffer from a football related syndrome and it induces a trance like state during the month-long World Cup in June.

This year for our annual trip to the Hebrides we stayed on the Isle of Lewis in a family friend’s house in Gravir in the Lochs area. This meant we travelled more than before around Lewis and fell in love with the western road along the atlantic coast of the island.

looking out to see there is an island rock formation in middle of the scene with a jaggy edge

This is the view from the beach at Bosta on Great Bernera, an island of the isle of Lewis (but connected by a bridge). © Paul Carroll 2014 There is more of this on

The road from the expanse of Uig Bay in the south of Lewis travels past several stunning bays such as Valtos, Reef,  Great Bernera (Bosta beach) and then up past the famous Callanish Stones and another fabulous beach at Dalbeg. We also spent some time at the Morvern Gallery in Barvas, which included some fantastic originals by Pam Carter.  The road culminates at the Butt of Lewis where there are rugged cliffs and stacks.  The wonderful Port of Ness harbour is a good place to rest a while and call in at the Harbour Gallery of Anthony Barbour.

There were far more motor homes and camper vans on the island roads this year. The Western Isle is ideal territory for the travelling camper. The ferry pricing has changed making it far cheaper for vans under 5 meters. We fancy doing it that way ourselves next year. There are plenty of quiet coastal areas to park up and watch the Atlantic sunsets from the beach.

Here are a selection of some new shots from the Lewis Gallery.

A stack rock pillar beside a cliff  - looking down on to it.

A stack at the butt of lewis. ©Paul Carroll 2014

Looking over the red roof of an abandoned cottage towards moor land contaiing lots of small lochs and hills in the distance

A popular view on from the village of Achmore across the moor towards the hills at Uig and North Harris. This particular red roof is appearing in several photographers galleries. This shot has particular good late evening light. ©Paul Carroll 2014









This is a view out to sea from Gravir where we were sating in 2014

This is a view out to sea from Gravir over the fish farms at Loch Odhairn ©Mhairi Carroll 2014


Looking across a large beach. Grass in the foreground

This is another huge beach on the Western coast of the Isle of Lewis called Reef. There is a large Caravan park here if you are interested in where to stay. We ( spent a couple of weeks travelling the western coast of the Western Isles.


About photographicviewscotland

Photographers of Scotland's landscape and remote places and arts and craft makers. Mhairi is also making needle felted animals under the name of the Woof in the Wool. We live in Abernethy in Perthshire, Scotland.
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4 Responses to Isle of Lewis gallery update

  1. Beautiful! A dream adventure!

  2. Such gorgeous landscapes and light. I had planned a trip to the Isle of Lewis myself for next month, but cancelled it. After seeing your photographs, though, I’m wishing I hadn’t!

  3. LensScaper says:

    I’m currently reading The Old Ways by Robert Macfarlane which has a whole chapter on Lewis so it is very apt to be seeing some images from that island both here and in your galleries

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