Please note: This route is operated by Eastern Airways.
Fly from Aberdeen to Stornoway, the largest town on the Outer Hebrides and a truly Scottish highland experience.
For such a small concentration of areas, the Outer Hebrides has a large and diverse collection of wildlife. The island contains many areas of special scientific interest. Bird life is particularly abundant here – sightings of rare species are almost commonplace with the main attraction being the magnificent Golden Eagle.
Abhainn Dearg Distillery
Also known as the ‘Red River Distillery’, this is the most western whisky producer in Scotland. Opened in 2008, this is the first legal distillery in the Outer Hebrides in almost 200 years. Using clean and clear water from the Abhainn Dearg (or ‘Red River’ in English), the distillery produces a fine single malt whisky that is open for visitors to try as part of their tour.
Getting around the Hebrides is incredibly easy by boat, so why not take time hopping between the islands and seeing everything they have to offer! Take a trip around the Uists, Barra and Eriksay where you’ll see whales, sharks and dolphins, or head over to the volcanic island group of St. Kilda. Each island has its own unique charm and personality waiting to be discovered.
Gearrannan Blackhouse Village
Visit the Gearrannan Blackhouse Village, a unique group of restored thatched cottages surrounded by a beautiful landscape. Here, you travel back in time and learn about the typical way of life of the last century's townships and experience traditional activities such as the weaving of Harris Tweed.
Museum nan Eilean
Don’t miss to visit the Museum nan Eilean on your trip to Stornoway! The local museum provides you with exciting information on the Gaelic-rich cultural heritage of the Islands. Therefore, different galleries tell interesting stories about the inhabitants, their lifestyle and their perception of living on the Island.