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We advise people to book travel & accommodation plans as far in advance as possible.

Below is some general information that may help you with your visit to the Western Isles.

Visit Scotland  has an excellent Accommodation Page, where you can search for providers with availability on your preferred dates, and once the results have loaded, choose your desired accommodation type.

Outer Hebrides Tourism 

Outer Hebrides Tourism have a similar accommodation page, here. Visitors have the option to search for those with availability in their desired location and can choose from various filters. 

Information on accommodation can also found online on booking sites such as and Airbnb.



Some general travel information that may help you with your visit to the Western Isles.


CalMac  -  Whether coming with a car or as a foot passenger, we advise you to book well in advance  to secure a space. 


Loganair operates a direct return service to Stornoway from Glasgow, Edinburgh and
Inverness. Passengers from further afield can benefit from Loganair’s wider regional network
and travel on connecting services from the likes of Belfast City, City of Derry, Isle of Man,
Birmingham, Manchester and Southampton.
Fares are inclusive of 15kg hold luggage and inflight refreshments. Book direct at 


If arriving as a foot passenger or via flight, you may want to hire a car for the weekend or however long you choose to stay - at present, there are just three rental companies on Lewis - these are Car Hire Hebrides, Stornoway Car Hire and Stornoway Vehicle Hire.  Pre-booking cars is advised.


Bus timetables (Local) for Spring / Summer 2024 are available to view from here.

Scottish Citylink operate a number of bus services on the mainland which connect with the ferries - again, pre-booking is absolutely essential.  Citylink do not have a telephone number, but bookings can be made on their website, social channels, email or from the Visit Scotland iCentre.

We have compiled a list of local taxi services which may be of use to any visitors requiring transport to and from the Conference. 

ATS TAXIS & COURIERS 01851 701111

STORNOWAY CAB CO 01851 702092

JIMMY’S TAXI 01851 702727

QUICK CABS 01851 701234

247 TAXIS 01851 702424

STS TAXIS 01851 704444

STAD! TAXIS 01851 222499

A2B TAXIS 01851 703415

A1 TAXIS 01851 702234

MM TAXIS 01851 700000

BEATON TAXIS 07879 874722

M S TAXIS 01851 700013

TOP CABS 01851 701177


Martin's Memorial Church

11 Francis Street, Stornoway,

Isle of Lewis, Scotland, UK
HS1 2NB.


01851 700820



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