Isle of Great Bernera

Great Bernera is a small island connected to Lewis by a bridge on the B8059. The Island of Great Bernera is approximately six mile from North to south.

The largest village is in the centre of the island at Breacleit and the school, Community Cantre/cafe/Museum and doctor’s surgery are located here.   The island has a very vibrant and active community, and quite a few good quality small businesses.  Down at Kirkibost pier are Cornet Crafts making very high quality wooden toys and selling locally produced crafts like lace. Fishing is still an important industry, although not as important as in the past.  Loch Roag  is sheltered and very productive for both Lobster and crab boats and rod fishermen alike.

At Bosta in the north west, the island has a wonderful beach, and an ‘iron age’ village. One of the Iron Age houses has been superbly rebuilt, and entry is available during the summer.

The island also has its own museum and cafe at Breaclete, situated within the community centre.

The island has many antiquities including standing stones, duns and a restored Norse Mill.


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