A guided holiday of Scottish islands has been listed among National Geographic's 50 Tours of a Lifetime.
Wilderness Walking: The Outer Hebrides and Skye is the only UK entry on National Geographic Traveler's suggested tours to take in 2014.
The six-day Scottish holiday starts in Inverness and takes in Harris, Skye and Scalpay.
But if you really want to get to know the outer isles of Scotland's West Coast, why not apply for our Rural Track program. Amongst the four posts still available in Round 2 is one based in Stornaway. To read more about what it is like go to Kate Dixon's blog.