Western Isles Calendar 2001

We publish calendars annually of the following areas: Orkney, Shetland, Western Isles and Caithness. The calendars are the same design as for previous years, with a size of 21x21cm. The pictures are of course all new.  As usual the calendars are widely available in each area, but may be ordered direct, either via e-mail charles.tait@zetnet.co.uk, telephone or fax. Retail price is £4.50 per calendar plus UK postage and packing of £1. Overseas post and packaging is extra at cost (US, Canada and Australia $10US including airmail). Payment by Visa, Mastercard or American Express is preferred.  2001 calendars will be published in July 2000.  Copies may be reserved by e-mail for delivery on publication or later. We also accept orders by phone, fax or mail (see above).

Seilebost on Harris is one of the many very attractive beaches on the west coast of this part of the Western Isles. In May and June the primroses are especially lovely. Taransay lies to the west of here.

January  Stornoway is the main port of the Western Isles and home to many fishing boats. The excellent harbour and nearby fertile land ensured that this was an important settlement site in Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age and Viking times.
February Coilleag a'Phrionnsa (or Pribes's Bay), Eriskay where Bonnie Prince Charlie is said to have landed in 1745 at the start of the Jacobite rebellion of that year.
March Replica Iron Age Roundhouse at Bosta, Great Bernaera, Lewis. Based on similar houses recently excavated nearby this reconstruction provides a vivid idea of what these houses may have been like 2,000 years ago.
April Clisham (799m) is the highest of the Harris Mountains. The burn of Allt Tomnabhal is one of several which run off the substantial rainfall.
May  Buail a Muigh, Port of Ness, Lewis is ate the northern extremity of the long island and is a very attractive north-facing beach adjacent to the settlement of Ness.
June The ferry "Clansman" is here leaving Castlebay on Barra. Seen from the highest hill Heaval (383m), Kissimul Castle (right) was established by the Vikings, while the southern isles are in the background.
July The Harris mountains seen from Ardharaig on a clear day make a very nice backdrop to Bunavoneader, site of a whaling station in the early 20th century.
August The stone circle of Pobull Fhinn near Langass Lodge on North Uist is particularly evocative in evening light. Although smaller than Callanish it nevertheless has a strong impact.
September The lighthouse on Eilean Mhor on the Flannan Isles was established in 1899 and was the location of the mysterious loss of three keepers in 1900. The "Seven Hunters" lie west of Lewis and are host to myriad birds in the summer.

The beach north from Balivanich, Benbecula is very nice. The airport lies on the right, while the North Uist hills lie to the north.

November Uig Bay from Crolista, Timsgarry. Site of the finding of the Lewis Chessmen in the 1800's. this is one of the most beautiful parts of Lewis.
December Sunset over Barra from the ferry "Clansman" en-route from South Uist. The clear air of the Western Isles often makes for very good sunsets.