Although The Outer Hebrides may seem very remote and a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of city life, they are surprisingly easy to get to. Direct flights operate from Glasgow and there are various ferry routes from the Mainland.
There is a ferry from Uig Isle of Skye (1 hour 45 minutes) to Lochmaddy which is a 15 minute journey from the house. The ferry from Oban to Lochboisdale is longer (5 hours) and the journey from Lochboisdale is 45 minutes. There is now a ferry from Mallaig to Lochboisdale(3 hours 45 minutes)On both journeys you will have the opportunity to see Whales,Porpoises and Dolphins.
Book your journey through www.calmac.co.uk check the links and timetables for bookings. Please book your ferry when your booking is confirmed to reserve your seats
Uig,Isle of Skye to Lochmaddy,Isle of North Uist
Oban to Lochboisdale ,Isle of South Uist
Mallaig to Lochboisdale
Uig to Harris to Berneray (Beacon Light only 30 mins by car)
Our favourite way is to go from Glasgow via Loch Lomond and then drive across Glencoe and take the short ferry at Corran and stay on the Ardnamurchan peninsular for a stop over. In the morning drive to Mallaig and take the ferry to Skye and then across the Island to Uig. Fantastic scenic journey and a very relaxing start to your holiday.
Otherwise you can get up to North Uist in one day from most UK places via the road link to Skye and the ferry from Uig.
Logan Air operate a regular service from Glasgow Inverness and Stornaway to Benbecula Airport which is 15 minutes away. Book your flights at www.flybe.com.
Local Car hire is available at competitive prices from the airport at www.askcarhire.com 01870 602818 or from Maclennans Garage 01870 602191