Scotland’s islands are ‘happiest place to live in the UK’ where the Outer Hebrides ranked at top 5. Not only does Scotland have strong community connections but also the natural environment helps in their physical and mental wellbeing. Therefore, we focused on the potential opportunities and the ways of enhancing the resources of the island.
As we kept our findings in mind, we found the reasons as to why people feel happy in the Outer Hebrides. Naturally, the natural landscape helped them mentally and physically leads healthier mindsets and openness through the practice of traditions such as crofting potato plotting. We also discovered that the islanders living in the Outer Hebrides have a strong sense of community. This below infographic shows the total number of community centres scattered across the islands of Lewis, Harris, North and South Uist, Benbecula, and Barra.