Welcome to the Highlands and Western Isles Branch of CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale)

We have nearly 250 members in the largest CAMRA Branch by geographical area in the UK.

The branch covers 12,000 square miles of the Unitary authority area of The Highland Council which includes Skye, and 1,200 sq miles of Eilean Siar (The Western Isles, or Outer Hebrides)

The Western Isles themselves comprises of (from N to S) Lewis, Harris, North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist and Barra. There are other Islands, but they have populations of less than 1000.

Other than being bounded by the sea on the North and West extents, the Eastern limit is just East of Nairn, 15 miles from Inverness, and loops around through the Cairngom National Park to include Grantown on Spey, Dalwhinnie and then over to the West coast, North of Oban.

The Highland Council area alone is greater than that of Belgium!

To give a better idea, it would take you nearly 5 hours to travel just over 200 miles from The Seaview Hotel at John O'Groats in the North, to Clachaig Inn, just South of Fort William at the maximum speed limits without stopping!