The Shiants The ShiantsThe Outer Hebrides, (also known as the Western Isles) is a chain of islands over 150 miles long off the north west coast of Scotland. The Shiant islands lie between the mainland of Scotland and the Outer Hebrides. For many who travel by ferry to Lewis, the most northern and populated island in the chain, this is their first glimpse of the Hebrides. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related Posted by Sam Sam Maynard is a director, producer and photographer. He has travelled all over the world making documentaries and taking photographs. 2 responses to The Shiants anne marie December 12, 2010 THis is a great photo. Can anyone tell me how far the photographer was from the islands when he shot this? Do you know of any other photos/video of the Shiants? thx! Sam – Author December 17, 2010 Thanks Anne, I took the picture in 1981. Writer Ian Stephen and I were returning with the shepards and the coastguard after rescueing sheep from the cliffs on the Islands. I would have been about 1.5 miles from the rib off the western side of the islands. This picture https://smaoinich.wordpress.com/2009/01/04/shiant-shepherds/ was taken on the same day. It’s one of my favourite shots. I know that Ian was recently on the islands making a film. He knows a lot about the islands http://www.ianstephen.co.uk/. Another source of info is from Adam Nicolson’s site http://www.shiantisles.net. Adam’s book Sea Room is a brilliant introduction to these amazing isles. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.