Places to visit

Mingulay, Berneray & Pabbay

Mingulay

Mingulay, Berneray & Pabbay

Spellbinding in beauty

  • Admire some of Scotland’s finest coastal landscapes on these 3 uninhabited islands.

  • Marvel at the beautifully carved Pictish stone on Pabbay, one of only two in the Western Isles.

  • Wander around the ghost villages and abandoned dwellings.

  • Look out for seabirds! The spectacular cliffs house internationally important breeding colonies. 

Simply getting to Mingulay, Berneray and Pabbay is an adventure in itself – but it’s worth it! Sailing to these islands on the very edge of the Outer Hebrides is an unforgettable trip.

Lying just south of Barra, the islands boast spectacular coastal landscapes. To the west lie rugged cliffs, caves, sea stacks and promontories; in the east, green grassy slopes, white sandy bays and turquoise seas.

The islands are also fascinating for the mementos they hold of the people who once lived on them.Mingulay and Pabbay have been uninhabited since 1912, Berneray since 1980, with ghost villages and abandoned dwellings the only trace of the communities who lived here many years ago.