Rona and Sula Sgeir
The two small and remote islands of North Rona and Sula Sgeir lie in the North Atlantic about 65 km from the island of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides off the north-west coast of Scotland. Sula Sgeir is about 15 km west of the far larger North Rona. North Rona is well covered by peat or soil and is vegetated with maritime grassland. Sula Sgeir is subject to severe erosive pressure from sea spray and seabirds and has little soil or vegetation.
The islands provide strategically placed nesting localities for large numbers of seabirds which feed in the waters off the north coast of Scotland away from the SPA. They hold a diverse assemblage of species including large numbers of petrels, auks, gulls and Gannet Morus bassanus.
Things to See and Do
* Bird watching
Cruise Season – March - Nov
Currency – Pound Sterling (£)
Language – English
Population – 0
Electricity – 2 vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time – GMT plus zero hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 44
Port Location – The main port is located at Stornaway, the capital of Lewis.
Transport Links – The islands are situated forty miles north of the Butt of Lewis. There is no regular boat service. You will need to hire a boat, well in advance, from Lewis.