Visitor Guide to South Uist in the Outer Hebrides with travel and sights.eeing advice.
Local Sights & Activities for South Uist
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 .
South Uist Events
Traditional Highland games with heavy events, junior events, piping and Highland dancing.
Annual summer school focusing on the connections between Scottish traditional music, Gaelic song and dance.
Explore the charm of the traditional Highland games that combine sheer pace and strength in the South Uist highland games, which features some of the best games and competitions.