Harris & Lewis

Lewis and Harris, or Lewis with Harris, is a single Scottish island in the Outer Hebrides, divided by mountains. Harris & Lewis is the largest island in Scotland and the third largest in the British Isles, after Great Britain and the island of Ireland, with an area of 841 square miles (2,178 km2), which is approximately 1% of the area of Great Britain. The northern two-thirds is called [the Isle of] Lewis and the southern third [the Isle of] Harris; each is frequently referred to as if it were a separate island.

I was fortunate enough to be able to spend a week there in October 2021 on a Photographic Workshop led by Mark Banks. Based at The Harris Hotel we travelled the island to various locations ranging from the Eilean Glas Lighthouse through to the Callanish Standing Stones. There’s plenty to see on Harris and Lewis and not enough time to capture it all. Of course the weather plays its part and despite a mixture of heavy rain, sunshine and low cloud we managed to shoot images every day.