Author Archives: Maggie Smith

Slow Cycling in the Hebrides

Explore the stunning Hebridean landscape by cycle and be refreshed and restored by the sweet Hebridean moorland air in the Isle of Lewis. The centrally situated Westend B&B has curated an array of amazing day tours to monuments, beaches and … Read More

Hebrides Alternative Workspace

Westend B&B is offering you an alternative workplace in the Outer Hebrides from November to March 2021. This alternative workspace comprises a work station, fast broadband and kitchen facilities. During screen breaks there is a magnificent ancient landscape, dramatic seascapes … Read More

Westend 2021

Westend in Achmore, Isle of  Lewis is open for visitors for the 2021 season. We are delighted to be welcoming visitors with Covid-19 protocols in place. In the Isle of Lewis and Harris, the beaches are extensive, deserted  and breath … Read More

Post Lockdown Hebrides

Here in the Hebrides we look forward to welcoming visitors back to our shores after the 15th of July (This is subject to change) There are some amazing graded walks from Westend: Walk the moorland and enjoy spectacular views over … Read More

Fresh Moorland Air and Walks from Westend

At Westend we are surrounded by extensive moorland. A short walk will take you a quiet single track road, to the former shieling area. Enroute there are fresh water trout lochs and a view for miles under the big Hebridean … Read More

Gaelic Learning

Looking to improve your Gaelic?  Magaidh is a native speaking, Gaelic tutor in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland with many year’s experience. … Read More

Hardy Hebrideans

Black Hebridean sheep are now a common sight on crofts in the Outer Hebrides. The native Hebridean breed, hardy, tenacious, surviving on scrub land and heather, had become extinct in the Hebrides, until a small number of breeding ewes and … Read More

Lockdown in Splendour

On a glorious spring morning in April during the national lock down, there are many things to be grateful for. The big big Hebridean sky echoes to the sound of golden eagles and buzzards and the faint baa of wobbly … Read More

Cyclists and Walkers

The Postman in the Isle of Harris

  Clinging to the frayed edges of the ragged shores of the Isle of Harris, a singletrack path navigates its way above cliffs, around bays. Three friends make the trip to not only ride the Postman’s Path to Rhenigidale, but … Read More