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North Uist

North Uist Uibhist a tuath

The island of North Uist is renowned for its numerous lochs and great fishing it is also a haven for birdlife and as such is a birdwatchers paradise more than half the island is covered in water.

The landscape is softer than that of Harris with its finest beaches on the north and west coasts, at Dun Scolpaig you will find MacLeod’s tower folly the island also has its own stone circle with the enigmatic standing stones of Pobull Fhinn consisting of 24 stones.

The island had a large Kelp industry when this declined some inhabitants emigrated to north America Cape Breton, this along with the clearances devastated the islands population more than most others.

The ferry from Skye arrives at the little town of Lochmaddy where there are shops a post office petrol station ATM and other facilities.

Activities in North Uist


Taigh Chearsabhagh - Museum Arts Centre

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