Visitor Information

& Guidelines

Fiosrachadh do luchd-turais & Stiùireadh


Emergency Services

Seirbhisean Èiginneach


Coastguard, Ambulance, Police - 999

Medical Clinics:

The Group Practice, Habost
Habost, Ness, Isle of Lewis, HS2 0TG

Tel: (01851) 810689


Langabhat Medical Practice

Borve, HS2 0RX

Tel: (01851) 850282

Western Isles Hospital
MacAulay Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, HS1 2AF
Tel: 01851 704704


Local police:
Stornoway Police Station,

18 Church St, Stornoway HS1 2JD

Transport, Motor & Garages

Seirbhisean Còmhdhail

Local Bus Transport

There are regular buses running between Galson Estate and Stornoway. For times, please click on the following link:


Private Bus Charter - Hebridean Minibus Service

Tel: (01851) 810323


Vehicle Repairs - Iain Murray Motor Repairs

55 Cross Skigersta Road, Ness, HS2 0TQ

Tel: (01851)810121     Mob: 07833975657


Electric Vehicle Charging Point


Lionel, Ness, HS2 0XB

Tel: (01851) 810039

Other useful businesses

Gnothachasan Eile

The launderette has two washing machines and three tumble dryers. They are coin-operated and laundry detergent is not provided.

5-6 Cross Skigersta Road, Ness, HS2 0TD


Spors Nis

Gym, Pool and Sports Hall, Soft play and 10-pin-bowling facilities.

Lionel,Port of Ness, Isle of Lewis, HS2 0XB

Tel: +44 (0)1851 810039

Special Occasion Cakes
Dell-licious-Ness Cakes 
North Dell, HS2 0SW
Tel: (01851) 810729

Iced Gems Cakes 
Rosslea, North Dell, HS20SW
Tel: (01851) 810736


Advice to Walkers

Comhairle do Luchd-coiseachd

  • Plan Ahead – Before you leave the house, plan your route, check the weather forecast and dress appropriately.  Remember that the weather on the island is extremely changeable and can be much colder in exposed areas.

  • Bring a map – If you prefer to use a GPS, carry a backup map and compass as well as spare batteries.  Navigating using a mobile phone will drain the battery quickly.

  • Let someone know where you are going and when you intend to be back.

  • There are also many natural hazards, such as uneven ground, rough paths, cliffs, steep and rocky ground, fast-flowing rivers and deep water with undercurrents. Use common sense and take care. There is a longstanding legal principle called “volenti non fit injuria” which means that a person taking access will generally be held to have accepted any obvious risks or risks which are inherent in the activities they are undertaking.

  • Protect yourself against ticks.  Ticks are found in the moorland on the estate especially in the spring through to autumn.  There is a small of risk that if you are bitten by a tick, you can contract Lyme Disease.  To prevent getting tick bites, tuck your trousers into your socks and spray yourself with insect repellent containing deet.  Remember to check your body when you get home.
  • If you are walking with a dog, please ensure it is under proper control. If they are near livestock, ensure they are on a lead to prevent ‘worrying’

  • Close all gates

  • For further information, click HERE to visit SOAC

  • If you do have a problem requiring emergency services call 999.

Guidance for Camping and Campervans

Stiùireadh do Luchd-campaidh

Although there are no designated campsites, we ask that you please follow our simple guidelines to reduce the impact of both wild-camping and campervans on the estate land.

  • Do not drive on machair areas as this will damage the wildflowers and fragile environment.

  • Do not park in areas that state ‘no overnight parking’ or in 'passing places'

  • Do not block access to roads, entrance ways, access to tracks and fields

  • Do not light BBQs or fires in areas where it can damage the landscape.  If you do have a fire, please ensure it is fully extinguished when finished, any remnants are cleared away and leave no evidence behind

  • Use biodegradable detergents, and drain kitchen wastewater tanks away from water courses

  • Please take all your rubbish and dispose of it when you do reach a litter bin

  • Do not leave any remains of human waste. Either dig a hole and bury it, or pick it up and dispose of it correctly including all tissue/ toilet paper.

  • Support a sustainable tourism industry – shop local and eat local

  • Please empty chemical toilet waste in a designated chemical waste area. Public toilets are not suitable to empty chemical toilets as it upsets the sewage treatment process.


      Chemical Waste Deposit Locations:

      Sporsnis, Lionel, Ness, HS2 0XB

      A small donation should be given to Sporsnis for        using this facility.

Lastly, we hope you have a wonderful visit!


Tadhail air Oighreachd Ghabhsainn

Urras Oighreachd Ghabhsainn

c/o Comunn Eachdraidh Nis
Cross, Isle of Lewis

Tel: +44 (01851) 850 393

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