Information for Caravan and Campervan Use

The Outer Hebrides is a very popular area to visit, and is becoming increasingly so for visitors with caravans or campervans.  There are a number of licensed sites throughout the islands which are well equipped with good facilities.

The following guidance leaflets for touring caravan and campervan users list the locations of chemical disposal points and recycling banks to help keep the islands clean and tidy.

Uist and Barra information for Caravan and Campervan Visitors (1.6MB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Lewis and Harris information for Caravan and Campervan Visitors (1.2MB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Barbecues and camping go hand-in-hand.  Ensure you familiarise yourself with the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning when using barbecues by reading the following safety guidance.

BBQ Safety for Campers (19.5kB)

Chemical Toilet Disposal Points

For safe disposal of chemical toilet waste please refer to the map of Chemical Toilet Disposal Points (Opens in a new window or downloads a file), which provides information about free and chargeable points. (A Mobile Map Version (Opens in a new window or downloads a file) is also available.)  Failure to dispose of your chemical toilet waste at a suitable facility can harm the environment. 

Visit Scotland also have information on Public Toilets and Portable Toilet Disposal Points (Opens in a new window or downloads a file).