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The 'islands' of Harris and Lewis are joined together... by a mountain range. In Viking times, the islands were owned by two warring brothers and mountains were better than water at keeping them apart.
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About North Harris
North Harris, adjoining Lewis, contains An Cliseam, the highest mountain in the Outer Hebrides at 799 metres and stands as the archipelagoís only Corbett.

The easiest ascent of the mountain starts from the highest point of the A859 road between Tarbert and Ardvourlie, and climbs the broad southern shoulder.

Huisinish is a remote place on the north west coast of the island lying at the end of a 12 mile stretch of single track B road. Here you will find a small number of houses overlooking a stunning beach with views to the Atlantic and Taransay. Nearby, and to the north, lies the uninhabited island of Scarp which is reached by a short boat crossing across the Kyle of Scarp from Huisinish.

In 1934, Scarp was the site of an experiment by German inventor Gerhard Zucker to deliver the Islandís post by rocket mail. A fictionalised account of the experiment was used as the basis of a 2002 film, The Rocket Post, filmed on Taransay.






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