Scotland has over 790 offshore islands. The most well known of these are undoubtedly in the Hebrides, an archipelago comprising hundreds of islands off the northwest coast of Scotland. Divided into the Inner and Outer Hebrides groups, they are home to rugged landscapes, fishing villages and remote Gaelic-speaking communities. St. Kilda is the most western island situated some 40 miles from North Uist and the most easterly island is the Isle of Grunay in the Shetlands. Each island has its own unique character and identity with the summer highlighting spectacular white beaches and turquoise seas to high mountainous snow covered tops in the winter months,