The Outer Hebrides
were fifth in the index, one above Orkney, but average income was just PS15,000 - 135th of the 170 areas on the index.
Situated on Europe's Atlantic edge, the Outer Hebrides
are a diverse chain of inter-connected islands with their own unique way of life and an abundant assortment of attractions and entertainment.
Raisco is currently working on five jobs, totalling more than PS700,000, at Bude in the South West, Taunton in Somerset, Sterling in Scotland and North Uist in the Outer Hebrides
, as well as another contract nearer to home in Newcastle.
Among its current contracts is a 135-tonne school building project in the Outer Hebrides
for Robertson Construction - work that proved challenging given the impact of ferry strikes limiting crossings from mainland Scotland.
It portrays the bleak terrain and ecology and horrible weather of the Outer Hebrides
, and the description of the people and how they live is superb.
Mike Cantlay, Chairman of VisitScotland, said: 'The Inner and Outer Hebrides
have given a wonderful backdrop for our Year of Natural Scotland 2013 campaign, which has been boosted enormously by the Hebrides: Island on the Edge programme.
We buy our salmon from Scotland and it takes just a day from when it comes out of the water in the Outer Hebrides
to when it arrives in the Dubai smokehouse.
London 2012's Olympic torch relay will start at Land's End and travel as far as the outer Hebrides
on an 8,000-mile journey to the stadium, it has been revealed.
With which hand-woven woollen fabric is the Outer Hebrides
The ash is forecast to exceed the safe level agreed by the CAA and airlines in the Outer Hebrides
He dropped back to seven furlongs for the first time since last October earlier this month, looking a likely winner two furlongs from home before BETTING: 5-2 Spoof Master, 7-2 Kinigi, 5-1 Zeffirelli, 6-1 Golden Dixie, Outer Hebrides
, 10-1 Cheery Cat, 12-1 Mintoe, 25-1 Cheshire Rose, 50-1 Mickys Mate.
Scientists at the University of Exeter in the UK carried out the analysis, which focused on American mink living in the Outer Hebrides