The hostels are quiet for half the year although their doors never close. For those who brave the travel problems of winter with delayed ferries and short winter days there can be great rewards. Here are some pictures taken around the hostels out of the summer season.
No 1 The high hills of South Uist from the bridge over the Howmore River. Thanks to Rupert Fleetingly and Geograph.
No 2 West coast beach Berneray with the snow covered Harris Hills behind.
No 3 Berneray Hostel in the snow (Thanks to Stornoway Canoe Club)
No 4 Rhenigidale in the snow. Photograph Kate Langley.
No 5 Atlantic Ocean, South Uist. Photograph Shona Grant
No 6 January Storm, South Uist. Photograph Shona Grant
No 7 Stornoway Canoe Club at Berneray Hostel with thanks to them for the picture.