Things To Do

Things To Do

We hope the sun shines on you, that you see otters, dolphins, sea eagles and snowy owls. For families, our beaches are clean and uncrowded. For bird watchers, the Uists are renowned for the wide variety of birds found here: you don’t need to visit the RSPB centres at Balranald and Loch Druidibeg but both venues are of great interest to all ages. For archaeologists, the Grimsay wheelhouse is a short stroll away, St Michael’s temple is about 4 miles round trip, and there are several duns on our lochs. For walkers and runners, the road round Grimsay is just over six miles with stunning scenery, and can be as challenging a 10k distance as you want it to be.

The Uist Outdoor Centre offers a range of sporting activities including canoeing, surfing, abseiling, etc. If you prefer a more relaxing holiday you can enjoy the wonderful unspoilt scenery of the Uists with their magnificent range of bird life. You can visit the Balranald Nature Reserve on the west side of the island. For foodies, Kallin Shellfish sells the freshest most delicious produce of the sea; you can go out with local fishermen to catch your own; or gather shellfish on the shore across the bay. With a permit from North Uist Estate you can try your hand at trout fishing in dozens of lochs. Further afield, Macleans oatcakes and bread, Salar Smokehouse in South Uist, Hebridean Smokehouse in North Uist, as well as several other eateries.

For golfers there are three courses on the islands, Askernish Golf Club, Sollas Golf Course, and Benbecula Golf Club.

Taigh Chearsabhagh Arts Centre is situated in Lochmaddy. It is a Museum and Art Exhibition Centre, and also boasts a well stocked Giftshop/Café. Visit their website for information on events and exhibitions. There is another museum and art centre in South Uist at Kildonan.

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