Setting off from Stornoway, you’ll travel across the Isle of Lewis to the parish of Ness and the charming little harbour of Port Ness. The community is a stronghold of the Gaelic language and has the highest percentage of Gaelic speakers in the country. For generations Ness has been home to many seafarers which are celebrated in the work of local artists. Enjoy some free time around the harbor area and visit the Harbour View Gallery to admire some of the art pieces.
Just a short drive from Ness is the uniquely t-shaped church of St Moluag, its age is unknown but historians estimate a date range of between 1100 to the 1500’s. Explore the small church, and discover its history and how it was once a centre for pilgrimage by those seeking healing.
Afterwards, another short drive will take you to the Butt of Lewis lighthouse, which is set in a stunning location. It was built in 1862 by the Stevenson brothers and unlike many other Scottish lighthouses it is built from red brick. Enjoy some time to photograph the exterior of lighthouse and immerse yourself in the lovely views out to sea. The area is also notable for being the windiest place in the United Kingdom, so much so that it achieved a mention in the Guinness Book of Records!
Your journey back to the ship will allow you to sit back and enjoy the lovely Lewis scenery once more, before arriving into Stornoway.

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