The Machair

Running down the Atlantic side of the islands is one of the jewels of the Hebrides… the Machair (Mahair). Lying between the unfertile moorland and the sea, it’s like a Scottish Garden of Eden. Over centuries, the winds have blown shell-sand up onto the islands, balancing out the acid of the peat. But the machair … [read more]

Dùn Chàrlabhaigh

Dun Carloway Broch (Dùn Chàrlabhaigh) is entered by a single low heavily-defended doorway with a guard chamber to one side. There are two further chambers at ground level within the massive thickness of the walls, and a stone-built staircase which rises between the inner and outer walls, giving access to the upper levels. Limited excavation … [read more]