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Scarista is the birthplace of the author Finlay J. MacDonald who wrote about growing up on Harris in the 1930s in his books: Crowdie & Cream
The Corncrake & the Lysander
Crotal & White.
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About South Harris
The southern part of Harris is less mountainous, with numerous unspoilt, white sandy beaches on the west coast. Its main settlements are Rodel, known for its medieval St. Clement's Church, and Leverburgh, where you can catch the ferry south to the Uists.

The spectacular east coast road, through the Bays of Harris will take you through coastal townships Lickisto, Geocrab, Manish, Flodabay, Ardvay, Finsbay and Lingerbay.


Of all the beaches on South Harris, Luskentyre and Scarista are considered by many to be the most spectacular. The scenery is some of the most breathtakingly beautiful in Scotland. The Island of Taransay, where the BBC Television series Castaway was recorded, can be seen clearly along the west coast and various sports including surfing, kite buggying and golfing can be enjoyed amongst astounding scenery.

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