Trip Report: Scotland Isle of Lewis and Harris

The Isle of Lewis and Harris (also known as Harris and Lewis!) comprises two islands treated as one in the Outer Hebrides. It is the largest isle of the British Isles.


Our workshop began in Edinburgh, where we met before our flight to Stornoway. It’s a beautiful city, famous for the “Royal Mile,” a part of the old city with incredible architecture and small alleys/courtyards called “closes.”

Our first day ends on Calton Hill, with a stunning city view down Princes Street.

The Lodge

The following morning, we make the short flight to Stornoway and check into our home for the next seven days—a hunting lodge set on 46,000 acres. Burnt down and rebuilt in the late 1800s, the lodge is incredibly cozy, with a fantastic staff and, dare I say it—even better food.


The coastline of Lewis and Harris is stunning. Incredible beaches, cliffs, sea stacks, and arches. It’s a fantastic creative journey to explore and photograph the coastline here.

Abandoned Houses

The Isle also has a lot of beautiful abandoned houses set against the striking landscape. The textures and history of these old structures are so much fun to explore.

This image tells the story of progress and decay.

Callanish Stones

The 5,000-year-old Callanish Stones predate Stonehenge. Silhouetted against the morning sky, they tell yet another story of ancient rituals and a long-buried past. They stand in a cruciform pattern with a central stone circle.


Every time I’ve visited Scotland I’ve always seen multiple rainbows. They’re an incredibly common occurrence and make for some great photographs!

The winds can be powerful on the Outer Hebrides and are why the seas are so dramatic—making for great photography!

As you can see and hear in this video, the winds can make photography a challenge, which is why spikes for your tripod feet are required on this workshop!

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