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Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides (Credit: Airborne Lens)
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Isle of Harris

The Isle of Harris and the Isle of Lewis occupy the top North-West corner of the Outer Hebrides and are connected by land and tradition. Harris boasts a stunning landscape full of drama with mountains which were scoured by glaciers in the Ice Age. The East Coast of the island boasts some of the oldest rocks in Britain adding to the unique ‘lunar’ landscape. While on the West Coast, machair and sandy beaches offer spectacular views across the Atlantic.

Tarbert is the main community on Harris. The name means "isthmus" or "crossing point" in Gaelic. The isthmus, between the sea lochs West Loch Tarbert and East Loch Tarbert, joins south Harris to north Harris and Lewis. The Isle of Harris distillery, located in Tarbert, offers a warm welcome and an opportunity to sample their famous whisky and gin. The island is full of colour and vibrant landscapes which are most famously reflected in the beautiful textiles of Harris Tweed.

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