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Additional Information


The nearest town is Tarbert, where the ferry terminal is located, as well as A D Monro butcher and grocer and Morrisons Mini-market are situated. Additionally, the petrol station in The Clachan (Harris community co-op store) at Leverburgh is approximately 6 miles away and there are also fuel stations at Tarbert and Ardhasaig, just to the north of Tarbert, which all sell petrol and diesel.


If you prefer to shop in supermarkets, there are the Co-op and a Tesco in Stornoway which is approx 1 hour's drive.

There are lots of restaurants, catering vans, tea rooms, and shops for fancy goods around the island, and there is information from many of them in the lodges.

There are many weavers of Harris Tweed and a visit to Donald John Mackay of Luskentyre, Becca Hutton in Northton, The Harris Tweed & Knitwear shop in Grosebay and the Harris Tweed Shop in Tarbert are just a few of the must do visits for anyone interested in Tweed.

There are also many artisans around the island using Tweed in their fancy goods which are sold quite often on the doorstep. In summer 2015 the Isle of Harris Distillery opened its doors have just launched “The Hearach” whisky to compliment and enhance their Harris Gin, which has been a great hit with everyone for both the produce and the bottle which is stunning. There is a cafe and shop within the distillery both well worth the visit.


There is good reception on the island by Vodafone and EE, but other networks are intermittent.


If there are any issues or damage to the cottages, please report this to the hosts so this can be rectified.

Other matters:

Sunday is a day of rest on the Island. Fishing on this day, for salmon and sea trout, is prohibited by law throughout Scotland. The majority of shops still close their doors on Sunday so be prepared in advance. No public buses operate, but the airport and ferry terminal are open. Enjoy family time on a Sunday and relax - it may seem strange but relaxing or taking a walk is a great way to spend at least one day of the week! Embrace the culture.

In Scotland we drive on the left!

Single-track roads are only wide enough for one vehicle. They have special passing places. If you see a vehicle coming towards you, or the driver behind wants to overtake, pull into a passing place on your left, or wait opposite a passing place on your right. Give way to vehicles coming uphill whenever you can. If necessary, reverse until you reach a passing place to let the other vehicle pass.

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