Scaliscro is a wonderful all-round Hebridean sporting estate, offering the chance of bagging a legendary Macnab. In addition to red deer stalking, there is grouse, woodcock and snipe shooting, and salmon, sea-trout and brown trout fishing. It is very rare to find a coastal estate anywhere in Scotland which combines this variety of sport with a privately positioned lodge overlooking the sea. A video giving an overview of the estate is available at https://vimeo.com/223317403/20be3e49bf.
The estate extends to about 5,570 acres in total, all of which is in hand. In addition to the main lodge, there is a row of three interconnected cottages which are currently used as a single house. There is in addition a range of useful outbuildings including a large portal framed shed providing essential indoor storage, stock housing or workspace. The properties and buildings are surrounded by in hand land.
Scaliscro Estate is situated in a superb setting on the West Coast of the Isle of Lewis, on the shores of a sea loch called Little Loch Roag which opens out into Loch Roag, and thereafter the Atlantic Ocean. The Isle of Lewis is the northernmost in a string of islands stretching about 130 miles in all, known collectively as the Outer Hebrides, or Western Isles. The other main islands in the archipelago include Harris, North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist and Barra.
The Isle of Lewis has a population of about 18,500. The main town is Stornoway, some 22 miles to the north east of Scaliscro. It is the largest settlement in the Outer Hebrides and an important port and administrative centre. In addition to hosting a fishing fleet and associated shore-side services, it is home to a variety of educational, sporting and cultural facilities.
The coastline of the Outer Hebrides is peppered with sea lochs, dramatic cliffs and many beautiful sandy beaches. Uig (about 11 miles) is one of the largest on the island, and is where the famous Lewis Chessmen, over 90 Viking ivory chess pieces, were discovered. There are many other historical attractions all over the island including the Callanish Stones, thought to be second only to Stonehenge in terms of megalithic importance, as well as ancient Blackhouse villages and Brochs. Modern attractions include world-renowned tweed mills, and many local craft shops and galleries.
There is transport to and from the Isle of Lewis seven days a week. Stornoway Airport offers regular flights to Inverness, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Benbecula and Manchester, and there are ferry services from Stornoway to Ullapool. There is also a ferry from Tarbert on Harris, to Skye.