• Evat holiday cottage
    Accommodation

    Hotels, self catering, bed and breakfasts a youth hostel and wild camping.

  • Orasay Inn
    Eating Out

    South Uist has restaurants, cafes and the the well known Orasay Inn at Loch Carnan .

  • view of beinn mhor
    Attractions

    The Uists are well known for their beaches,wildlife, historic sites, and on South Uist walking

Welcome to South Uist

South Uist is a stunningly beautiful island of crystal clear waters with white powder beaches to the west and heather uplands dominated by Beinn Mhor to the east. The 20 miles of machair that runs alongside the sand dunes provides a marvellous habitat for the rare Corncrake, and Golden Eagles, Red Grouse and Red Deer can be seen on the mountains slopes to the east.

 

Explore Outer Hebrides Guide with Maps

Explore Outer Hebrides Guide with Maps. Click to view.

Lochboisdale, once a major herring port, is the main settlement and ferry terminus on the island with a population of approximately 300. The island is one of the last surviving strongholds of the Gaelic language in Scotland and the crofting industries of peat cutting and seaweed gathering are still an important part of everyday life. The island is home to the oldest Golf Course in the Outer Hebrides at Askernish.

The ruins of a farmhouse to the north of Milton are where the romantic heroine Flora Macdonald was born and spent part of her childhood until her father, Macdonald of Milton, died. The ruin of her old home has been saved as a memorial.

South Uist can be reached by ferry from Oban via Barra or from Uig on Skye to Lochmaddy or by the smaller ferry which weaves its way through the small islets of the Sound of Harris between Leverburgh on Harris to Berneray, connected by causeways via Benbecula to South Uist.

Click below for information about:

Isle of Lewis
Isle of Harris
Isle of North Uist
Isle of Benbecula
Isle of Barra

Latest News

New website for South Uist and Eriskay

Explore the Outer Hebrides is part of Explore Scotland and has recently been upgrading its websites.  This South Uist website is the final one to be completed in the Uist set of sites.  Isle of Bara to follow soon

Events this month

  • Events this month

    • Events on April 20, 2014
      The Campbells of Greepe folk group
      Starts: 7:30 pm
      Ends: April 20, 2014 - 9:30 pm
      Location: Southend Hall Daliburgh Isle Of South Uist Outer Hebrides HS8 5SS
      Description: The Campbell family – Caimbeulaich a’ Ghnìoba – are one of the great singing dynasties of Scottish Gaelic music. Pipers and singers from the north-west of the Isle of Skye, they are just one ordinary family like the others they grew up with around the small village of Roag, where music was the absolute constant to the whole community’s rural way of life.
      Tel: 01878 700 154
  • Events this month

    • Events on April 20, 2014
      The Campbells of Greepe folk group
      Starts: 7:30 pm
      Ends: April 20, 2014 - 9:30 pm
      Location: Southend Hall Daliburgh Isle Of South Uist Outer Hebrides HS8 5SS
      Description: The Campbell family – Caimbeulaich a’ Ghnìoba – are one of the great singing dynasties of Scottish Gaelic music. Pipers and singers from the north-west of the Isle of Skye, they are just one ordinary family like the others they grew up with around the small village of Roag, where music was the absolute constant to the whole community’s rural way of life.
      Tel: 01878 700 154