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Art & Culture

Art and Culture

 

Throughout the spring and summer there are music evenings, Ceilidh's and events such as the Highland Games. There is also a programme of events including lectures by local experts on a range of subjects.

The magical light here on Uist is ideal for the talented local artists. There are a number of galleries to visit displaying wonderful locally crafted artwork from paintings to stoneware and glassware.  

 

The Uist Arts Association publishes a studio guide Art on the Map for visitors.

 

Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Art Centre at Lochmaddy (A leisurely 25 minute drive) has varied exhibitions throughout the year as well as a museum, post office, shop and a cafe serving lovely food. 

For hand-crafted pottery made from natural materials and objects collected on the shore head to Shoreline Stoneware at Locheport which is about a 20 minute drive away.

 

Hebridean Jewellery can be found on South Uist.  They also have a cafe. Please check their website for up to date opening times. 

The spinning Mill and Wool centre on the island of Grimsay , North Uist has a shop showcasing Uist Wool yarns and also a viewing area allowing sight of the heritage machinery in action.

The Hebridean Woolshed on South Uist sells a selection of handmade yarns and garments made with traditional tools and methods. Please visit their website for more details and opening times.

MORE ACTIVITIES
 
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FOOD & DRINK

Some of the best local seafood in the UK

WILDLIFE

Explore the wildlife of the Island. RSPB Balranald visitor centre is 5 minutes walk from the cottage

ARCHEOLOGY

Explore the archeological sites of the Island

SPORT

If you are feeling more energetic...

BOAT TRIPS

Explore the coast, islands and wildlife from the sea

THE NIGHT SKY

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See the Northern Lights. Experience probably the darkest skies in the UK

WALKS

Explore the coast or head to hills. every fitness level catered for

EXCURSIONS

Day trips further afield to Harris, Lewis, Barra, Eriskay, Mingulay and St. Kilda

ST. KILDA

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Visit the remote and fascinating archipelago of St. Kilda- a UNESCO world heritage site

ON THE DOORSTEP

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Stunning coastal walking straight from the door. No need to drive.

FISHING & GOLF

Enjoy world class fishing and golf