Bishop's Isles

Berneray, Mingulay and Pabbay - Outer Hebrides

At the south tip of the Hebrides, these three uninhabited Bishop’s Isles, swathed in white sandy beaches and flowerscattered machair, are awe-inspiring from the sea. Around Berneray 600 feet (183 m) cliffs, nested by thousands of seabirds, tower up dramatically from the sea. In the north, the Lewisian gneiss ‘Hermit Island’ of Pabbay, settled by an early Christian community, as its Old Norse name implies, is an ideal spot on which to land.