The Outer Hebrides Guide Book

3rd edition publication date 18th January 2013
PDF files of all the sections are available to view

The Western Isles Guide Book was first published in June 2002 and reprinted in July 2005. The 3rd edition was published in January 2013.

This 240 page book is a handy pocket size (140x220mm) and covers all the main sites of interest, monuments, visitor attractions and islands in the Outer Hebrides. It is profusely illustrated with over 600 of Charles Tait's images, mostly new and unpublished as well as OS maps and some old prints.

The retail price is £12.95

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ISBN 9780951785997


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"5 out of 5 stars Colourful, thorough and informative, May 14, 2004 Reviewer: Michael Fawcett from Washington, Tyne and Wear I recent travelled to the Western Isles of Scotland on holiday - before the trip I wasnt able to find a book to take with me as a guide. Just before boarding the ferry from Ullapool to Stornoway, I flicked through this book in a local book shop, and bought it immediately. Its thorough but consice, full of excellent colour photos, but not TOO many - and has excellent text descriptions of all the places to visit along the length of the whole of the islands, from the Butt of Lewis at the North to Berneray at the South - it even includes St Kilda and and the Flannan Islands! The book also includes travel information, and a summary of the history, culture, archaeology, nature and highlights. In summary - a really excellent book - and on the trip I found other guides, but none as good as this."