• 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

Besides the range of popular Western Isles websites, we have composed a range of other website for places of interest, ranging from the Isles of Mull and Iona to  further afield we have produced websites for InvernessHobart in Tasmania and Almaty in Kazakhstan.

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 September 6, 2014
      Barra and Vatersay Island Produce Show
      Starts: 12:00 am
      Ends: September 7, 2014 - 12:00 am
      Location: Castlebay Isle of Barra Outer Hebrides
      Description: Annual showcase of the best Barra and Vatersay has to offer in terms of garden produce, baking, crafts and crofting and fishing produce. Entry is open to residents and visitors. Come and see the very best of Barra and Vatersay veg, fruit, crafts, baking and other items. Tel: 01871 810634
    • Events on September 13, 2014
      Harris Mountain Festival
      Starts: 12:00 am
      Ends: September 21, 2014 - 12:00 am
      Location: Tigh an Urrais East Tarbert Isle Of Harris Outer Hebrides HS3 3DB
      Description: The 2014 Isle of Harris Mountain Festival takes place between Saturday 13th and Saturday 20th September 2014. Billed as “a week-long celebration of the mountains of Harris,” this is the fourth annual event run by the North Harris Trust.
      Tel: 01859 502222