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Outer Hebrides Factfile

Fact Cards - Cairt Fiosrachaidh

Fact Cards 2016 (PDF, 3.8M)

Fact Cards 2017 (PDF, 10M)

(Extract from "Fact Cards 2017")

The Outer Hebrides was the happiest place in the UK in Personal Well-Being Survey in 2016.

Photos of the beautiful sandy beaches of Harris are the most popular photos uploaded to Visit Scotland social media.

Outer Hebrides ranked 3rd in Scotland in the Heritage Index for 2016.

Lewis and Harris named 9th best island in the UK in 2016 by Tripadvisor.

The Outer Hebrides was placed 3rd in the Bank of Scotland’s Children’s Qualify of Life Survey 2016.

The Outer Hebrides has moved up the rankings by 2 places and is now placed 3rd in the Bank of Scotland’s Rural Quality of Life Index in 2016.

Top 5 visitor attractions in the Outer Hebrides in 2015:

  • An Lanntair 217, 558
  • Calanais Visitor Centre 45,150
  • Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum Arts Centre 23,414
  • Gearrannan Blackhouse Village 23,078
  • Black House, Arnol 13,993