Geotourist have launched a new digital audio tour to the Outer Hebridean islands of South Uist, as they encourage would-be tourists to ‘listen now, travel later’.
Downloadable to smartphones from anywhere in the world, the tour has been curated by Visit Outer Hebrides and produced in partnership with Geotourist to allow people to experience the peace, quiet and tranquillity of the Outer Hebrides without leaving home.
Listeners can experience South Uist’s vibrant Gaelic culture and get a feel for island life by virtually mingling with the locals in the pub (listen out for the background music), or listen to the gentle roll of the northerly seascape and discover more about the geography, history and pop culture of the island.
Opening at Culla Bay in Benbecula and taking in nine virtual stops through South Uist, the tranquil audio tour includes the deep blue waters of Loch Eynort and standing stones from the ancient Polochar standing stone to the stunning Our Lady of the Isles, sculpted in more recent times.
Geotourist Founder and CEO said, “This is definitely one of our more unusual tour launches, but our Outer Hebrides partnership is one that we cherish deeply and are proud to bring onto the Geotourist platform. Although this tour is made for exploring, we urge all tourists to set down their suitcases and put their passports away until we’re encouraged to travel again. Happily, you can listen to the tour and get to know South Uist virtually through this audio tour while staying safe at home right now.”
Robert McKinnon, Outer Hebrides Tourism said, “The rich culture and endless beaches make South Uist a special place for visitors. While physical travel is currently impossible we are delighted that Geotourist’s modern technology is allowing people to travel to the island in their minds. Switch off and let the melodic voices of the narrators and the noises of nature transport you to the Hebrides.”
The tour can be downloaded via the Geotourist App, which is available on the App Store and Google Play.