Listed below are some links to useful websites providing further information about what to see & do when visiting the Hebridean island of South Uist. Or you could just relax and enjoy a leisurely walk along one of the stunning white sandy beaches stretching 20 miles along the west coast of South Uist which are within walking distance from the cottage.

The Kildonan Centre in South Uist is a heritage and cultural amenity which includes a museum, a craft shop, a Fèis room for ceilidhs, music and dance, a cafe and an archaeology room where finds can be cleaned and examined by visiting archaeology groups.

Taigh Chearsabhagh is an award-winning museum and arts centre that sits near the water’s edge in Lochmaddy on North Uist.

Hebridean Jewellery  makes quality celtic jewellery in the township of Iochdar by the silver sands of the North West coast on the Isle of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. The shop provides a wide range of gifts, paintings by local artist and also incorporates a very pleasant café which is only a 10 minute walk from the cottage.

Uist Sea Tours Boats trips to see the puffins of mingulay, bottlenose dolphins, white tailed and golden eagle are to name but a few.

Uist Outdoor Centre  where details of trips and other outdoor activities can be found. Loch Bee, lying 2 miles to the south of the cottage, is ideal for wind surfing, canoeing and kayaking due to its shallow waters.

Balranald Reserve This beautiful Hebridean reserve has sandy beaches, rocky foreshore, marshes and sand dunes. An information centre explains the importance of traditional crofting agriculture for corncrakes and other wildlife. Many wading and farmland birds nest on the flower-rich machair and croft-land.

Lady Anne Boat trips  The wildlife and sightseeing boat trips last for about 2 hours and include exploring some of the rugged and hidden bay on the east coast of the Uists.

Maybe it’s the sense of romance as you walk along the many white sand beaches or paddle by the edge of a turquoise ocean.

Askernish Golf Club is situated on the beautiful island of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, Askernish is a fine challenge for any grade of golfer. First laid out by Old Tom Morris in 1891, it has recently been restored to its original position under the guidance of Gordon Irvine (Master Greensman) and Martin Ebert (Architect) using entirely traditional design principles.

Loch Druidibeg Nature Reserve is an area of striking contrasts. The colourful flowery machair grassland on the Atlantic coast gradually gives way to the moorland of the interior with the persistent rasping call of the corncrake. Quiet lochans provide a haven for the distinctive plants and birds South Uist.

South Uist Fishing Come and join us in the stunning Uists for some of the finest wild game trout and salmon fishing in Europe. A lace-work of lochs is surrounded by unrivalled machair on the west coast, with miles of brilliant silver sand beaches, leading to wildflower-filled corn fields and isolated glens and hills in the east.

Island Walks  – The beauty of a walking holiday in the Hebrides is the variety of walks available right there on your doorstep, in one of the last true wilderness areas left in the UK today.  Relish the spectular scenery South Uist has to offer in perfect peace and transquility. The nature of the terrain in the Hebrides makes it a very popular Cycling destination.

Wildlife Tours in the Uists
Based in South Uist throughout the year we can provide trips that specialise in birds, otters, flowers or a general wildlife tour looking at the rich and diverse nature in the islands. Visit our website for up to date information on any interesting sightings for the whole of the Outer Hebrides.