I just thought I would add some text at long last to this page. Since re-vamping my website I have been busy throughout the season providing day tours, walks and coach party guiding. The season has really flown by and here we are in autumn looking back at what has been a good season overall.
Much has been made of the impact of the Olympics on tourism this year, but we have found that the Outer Hebrides has continued to attract visitors in good numbers. TV programmes such as Coast have kept the islands profile high and many of the clients I have worked with this year have been inspired to visit as a result of seeing some of the beautiful images on screen.
One of the big happenings on Lewis right now is the restoration of Stornoway Castle which when completed will house a 4 star hotel and a purpose built museum. This will combine one of the islands most historic buildings with a facility that will house a wide range of artefacts and exhibits including it is hoped, some of the famous Lewis Chessmen.
A recent archaeological dig at the Berie Sands in the Uig District of Lewis revealed a brooch that is believed to date back to Mesolithic times and this is another example of the amazing history of these islands. This Uig District of the island has yielded a number of important finds including the Lewis Chessmen and the Viking Burial site.