The tourism season is entering its last four weeks. It will come to a close with the mid-term break in the second half of October.
When the Royal National Mod Oban 2015 is over, and the islanders and their youngsters back on home soil, we batten down the hatches for winter.
Locals will be familiar with the EVENTS: what's happening in Lewis + Harris magazine, the latest edition of which will be ready for picking up in early October. There is a surprising amount of stuff to do in the Outer Hebrides, even in winter.
Those dependent on public transport will have their wings clipped after October, as winter timetables come in with a reduced service.