Welcome to Roots Hebrides, the first website dedicated to ancestry in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, and one of the ten fascinating VisitHebrides.com websites!
Mountains divide us, and a waste of seas; yet
Still the blood is strong; the heart is Highland
And we in dreams behold the Hebrides"
Canadian Boat Song, circa 1829
Have you ever wondered where you got those bushy red eyebrows? ...why you feel a shiver down your spine when you hear the skirl of the bagpipes? ...why you suddenly have a notion to dance about in a kilt when you drink whisky? Who are your people, where do you come from...?
If youĺre lucky maybe you are part of a widely dispersed family from the Hebridean Islands of Scotland.
Situated 30 miles off the North West coast of Scotland, this 150 mile long chain of islands was once a kingdom in its own right ruled by the Lordship of the Isles. This site aims to help anyone who knows or suspects that they have Hebridean roots in the Isles of Lewis, Harris, Uist, Barra, Eriskay, Taransay, Scalpay, Berneray or even the smaller outer isles, to research their family history and make a visit to their homeland. We hope that youĺll enjoy our web site!