About Us at The Virtual Hebrides
The Virtual Hebrides is a not-for-profit web site/organisation and is not funded by or affiliated to any official organisation. The Virtual Hebrides is now the most visited website in/about the Hebrides. Our website incorporates www.scalpay.com which is one of the most popular websites in the Western Isles. Traffic (no. of visitors) is the important factor on the internet. The Virtual Hebrides is a not-for-profit organisation to promote the islands of the Hebrides and it's businesses. One of our expanding industries is tourism so we aim to make this websites' content appealing to visitors while providing all the relevant information for prospective tourists.
At the moment this site caters more for the Outer Hebrides, rather than the Inner Hebrides. This was a concious decision we made when starting this site, simply being that we are based on the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides. We do hope to include more details on the Inner Hebrides as we develop the site but the primary emphasis will remain the Outer Hebrides.
It is our policy to develop this website to include all areas of The Hebrides, we prefer using this term to The Western Isles as the historic element to the name Outer Hebrides are, to our mind, too important to dismiss. This web site has been designed for ease of use and speed, it follows a format that should be recognised by most people. While not flashy and "fully interactive" we hope that this site acts as a resource / portal for all things that are related to the Outer Hebrides / Western Isles. As such it is intended to continually add more info as and when it becomes available. We therefore readily accept all donations of material for inclusion with pleasure. Your details + photo's and any further information added free.
We aim to collate all the material about The Outer Hebrides that is available on the Internet, linking (where possible) to the resources directly. So, if you know of a website that is not included within The Virtual Hebrides, please send us the details. If you would like to assist in this venture please email us.
To continue to be able to offer these free services for the Hebrides it has become necessary for us to put advertising on the site (as traffic increases so do our costs, so please accept our apologies if this annoys you). You can support us by clicking on a couple of these ads, purchasing a book or one of our other products such as the item below.
If you are based in the Inner or Outer Hebrides you can have your details listed on The Virtual Hebrides for FREE (excluding accommodation), that includes as many photographs as you wish to provide (within reason!). If you are a photographer why not submit a photograph of an area in the Hebrides with a little text and we will place a link to your web site below each picture. Are you working on a school project about the area and would like to see it published? Just email us with the details and we will be in touch. It is hoped that we will be able to continue developing the Virtual Hebrides but we need the support of people like yourself. You may have an old magazine article, an old photograph or just an interesting story to tell about the Hebrides. If you would like to contribute some material to this web site please contact us as soon as possible.
All that appears on the Virtual Hebrides is the personal opinion of the owner and should be treated as such. Personal opinions on many things can vary considerably, if you feel that there is an inaccuracy on the site please do not hesitate to contact us with your own opinion.