Getting There

An airport, which doubles as an RAF base, is 5.5km (3 1/2 miles) from the center of Stornoway. Stornoway receives flights from Glasgow and Inverness Monday to Saturday, as well as frequent service from Benbecula. Contact British Airways (tel. 0844/993-0787 in Glasgow) to make reservations.

Monday through Saturday, Caledonian MacBrayne (tel. 08705/650-000 at the ferry terminal in Gourock; operates two or three ferries from Ullapool to Stornoway. One-way passage costs £15. Cars can be transported as well. Trip time is 3 1/2 hours.

Visitor Information

The Western Isles Tourist Board, which has information about all the Outer Hebrides, is at 26 Cromwell St., Stornoway (tel. 01851/703-088; It's open April to October, Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm and Saturday 9am to 5pm and 8 to 9pm; and October to April, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.