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The island of South Uist is the second largest island in the Outer Hebrides; the island is covered with archaeological sites and is the only place in Britain where mummies have been found.

The island had the largest Viking settlement in Scotland, after the Norse occupation the MacDonald’s of Clan Ranald took over, like north Uist the kelp industry was the main source of income on the island.

The south west coast is a region of beautiful white sandy beaches and expanses of flower filled machair meadows. The machair way traces the coastline and is well worth exploring, like the north there are also numerous lochs providing excellent fishing.

To the east is Beinn Mhor which is the highest point on the island and four large sea lochs, Loch Druidibeg is home to hundreds of greylag geese.

South Uist was the birthplace of Flora MacDonald born at Milton she is known for her help of Bonnie Prince Charlie. The mysterious Clanranald stone can be found at the Kildonan Museum.

Lochboisdale is the islands biggest town and where you can find the usual amenities as well as a co-op supermarket.

The island is one of the last remaining strongholds of the Gaelic language in Scotland.

Activities in South Uist

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