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South Uist

Visitor Guide to South Uist in the Outer Hebrides with travel and sights.eeing advice.

  • Local Sights & Activities for South Uist

    Lochboisdale Guide

    South Uist's largest town/village si set on a promontory overlooking a sea loch. The entrace to the loch is guarded by Calvay Island with its 13th century castle ruin. This is a pretty tiny place but it has a bank, hotel and tourist information centre (01878 700286) see Lochboisdale Hotel for accommodation Reviews 3/5 (Tel 01878 700332) or the Polochar Inn ("this inn is a gem") Telephone: 01878 700768. For B&Bs try Kilchoan Bay, Brae Lee House or the wonderfully named Wireless Cottage.


    Tiny island (population less than 200) is home to the Eriskay ponies that were supposedly ridden by Robert Bruce at Bannockburn. In the late 70s they nearly became extinct but one surviving stallion saved the breed and their numbers are now growing again. History buffs will also want to visit Prince's Beach on the west coast where Bonnie Prince Charlie stepped ashore on 23 July 1745. It is said that the pink convolvulus that grows here was planted by himself .

    Nearby Ancient Monuments

    • An Carra Standing Stone

      Very tall standing stone on South Uist that dates to neolithic period. The stone rises almost 17 feet into the air which makes it one of the largest standing stones in the isles. Its history is veiled in a typical hebridean mist.

    Local Visitor Attractions

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