• 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.

Events this month

  • Events this month

    Events on April 4, 2015
    North Uist Sea Poems
    Starts: 7:15 pm
    Ends: April 4, 2015 - 9:45 pm
    Location: Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre, Lochmaddy, Isle of North Uist, Na h-Eileanan an Iar HS6 5AA, United Kingdom
    Description: Poetry and music with Pauline Prior-Pitt and friends including new music (harp, flute, violin and cello) by Catherine Eunson for the North Uist Sea Poems.
    Saturday 19:15 to 21:30 Entry £8
    Events on April 11, 2015
    The sound of Blueflint
    Starts: 10:00 pm
    Ends: April 11, 2015 - 10:30 pm
    Location: An Lanntair, Kenneth Street, Stornoway, SC HS1 2DS, United Kingdom
    Description: The sound of Blueflint is defined by the sublime close harmonies of Deborah Arnott and Clare Neilson whose voices are accompanied by a five-piece line-up intertwining banjos, fiddle, piano and more
    Location: Auditorium
    Cost: £12.00
    Events on April 17, 2015
    RURA
    Starts: 8:00 pm
    Ends: April 17, 2015 - 8:30 pm
    Location: An Lanntair, Kenneth Street, Stornoway, SC HS1 2DS, United Kingdom
    Description: Rugged yet disciplined, heartfelt whilst rousing and anthemic, refreshingly contemporary but rooted in tradition, all-together punch-packing .Rura are at the forefront of Scottish folk. Location: Auditorium Cost:£12.00