The Outer Hebrides lay off the North West Coast of Scotland, comprising of over 65 islands, of which 15 are inhabited. The main islands of Harris and Lewis cover an area of 841 sqaure miles. To put that in perspective if you draw straight lines between Norwich, Lowestoft, Felixstowe and Stowmarket you have an area of around 745 square miles so we are talking a big area. However the population of Harris and Lewis is 21,000, which is 6,000 less than attended the Norwich/Ipswich football match on Sunday. So it's not a lot of people spread over a wide area. The main port is Stornaway on Lewis, and there are no less than 24 bus routes. Click here to see the list of services operating in Lewis and Harris. There appear to be 8 main operators spread throughout the islands including one simply called Lochs, and sadly even right out there there is no escape from the E200. The pic is by Daniel Acott whose Flickr page you can access here.
|Lochs E200 YX60 DXR at Stornawat Bus Station pic by Daniel Acott|
|Bus na Comhairle Optare Solo YJ14 BDV on a Stornaway Town Circular pic by Daniel Acott|
|BMC Falcon YK05 BAU on a Lewis school contract pic by Daniel Acott|
|MacLennan Coaches MJZ 3685 pic by Daniel Acott|
|Plaxton Centro bodied DAF SB200 on the W7 Town Circular pic by Daniel Acott|