The Islands of the Hebrides - Innse Gall
Isle of South Uist - Uibhist a Deas
South Uist has over 20 miles of brilliant white shell beaches running continuously down the west coast. The incredible machair lands and dunes alongside these beaches are brimming with flowers and wildlife such as corncrakes and otters. Long and linear, the east coast of South Uist is composed of fjordic inlets and bays. The Loch Druidibeg Nature reserve is a fantastic day out on a crisp winter's day.
South Uist has a community who preserve their Hebridean traditions. In this laidback, friendly island, community crofting activities like peat cutting, wool dying and seaweed gathering are still part of everyday life. South Uist is now linked to the Isle of Eriskay by a causeway: an indoor highlight on Eriskay is the pub, restaurant and guesthouse, "Am Politician" named after the real cargo ship full of whisky that sank off the Isle of Eriskay back in the 1940s: Compton Mackenzie's inspiration for his fantastic novel, Whisky Galore. South Uist is notable for its views and range of walks: you can find yourself strolling through a deserted blackhouse village in an empty valley one day and then experiencing dramatic cliffs and coastal coves the next.