Hi Hugh, we did the western isle's last year but sailed from Oban to Castlebay and did a hopscotch No.8 ticket that will take you through all the Isle's and sail back from Stornaway to the mainland.
The ferry from The Ilse of Skye takes you across to Tarbert
Castlebay[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
The Golden Road, Ilse of Harris is the most beautiful drive I have ever done.[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]