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The History of The Outer Hebrides / Western Isles

Hebrides History

The History of The Outer Hebrides / Western Isles - 1574 Map of Scotland showing Outer Hebrides / Western Isles

The map shown above is of Scotland (from an unusual perspective) and clearly shows The Hebrides. The map is from 1574 so we can accept some inaccuracies.

The Outer Hebrides / Western Isles have a rich and varied history. It is hoped that we will be able to develop this section to include it's most interesting and important aspects.

The Prehistory of the Outer Hebrides
A brief summary of the Prehistory of the Outer Hebrides.

Calanais, The Standing Stones at Callernish, Isle of Lewis
Details and images of this fine example of an ancient stone circle.

Dun Carloway
One of the best preserved brochs in the country.

News Archive
A massive collection of old newspaper articles about the Hebrides.

The Isle of Mull
A brief history of the Isle of Mull.

Isle of Lewis Chess Set
Details and stories about the Isle of Lewis Chess Set found at Uig, Isle of Lewis in 1831.

The Shiant Isles
Details on the Shiant Isles, an old song, a story of treasure lost and found and pictures.

Scalpay History
A huge selection of articles about the history of the Isle of Scalpay

If you have an article or a piece that you have written that you wish to be included on The Virtual Hebrides please do not hesitate to contact us with the details and we will endeavour to include it as soon as possible.