From the lone shieling of the misty island; Mountains divide us, and the waste of seas; Yet still the blood is strong, the heart is Highland, And we in dreams behold the Hebrides!Anonymous, Canadian Boat Song
The name Brue is an anglicised form of the Scottish Gaelic Brù which in turn comes from an Old Norse word which is believed to have meant bridge; this reflects the centuries of Norsemen occupation and settlement in the Outer Hebrides.
Brue stretches from the main road to the Atlantic coast. It is blessed with a stunning pebble and sand beach as well as two freshwater lochs. Loch Barvas can be fished and sailed on (for a fee at the local petrol station) or be brave and dip your toes in. The coastline at Brue is also the site of various cairns, including a prehistoric one, and there is a great coastal walk to the site of a blackhouse. You can also loop around Barvas and come back on the main road.
Brue is also home to the famous Brue Highlander Cattle. Prize winning herd who are resident in Brue. Great for a photo and a meal!More About Bru 3 Lochs Route Brue Highlanders
[Main details courtesy of Wikipedia]
The Lewis Trilogy of novels (The Blackhouse, The Lewis Man and The Chessmen) by Peter May, is set on Lewis and Harris
Lewis and Harris is the most populous of the Scottish islands, with over 21,000 residents. Stornoway is the main town of the island, with about 12,000