If you intend to go hiking, particularly in the hills, you will need the scale of maps provided by the Landranger series produced by the Ordnance Survey which is the official map agency of the UK.These can be purchased via Amazon in the UK: Lovely colour guide published in 1999 with over 100 pages of photos devoted to these islands. North Uist - Benbecula Uist Introduction - Uist Travel Tips Isle of Barra - Local books Isle of Harris - Isle of Lewis - Isle of Skye South Uist community site Outer Hebrides Biological Recording Project Curracag: Outer Hebrides Natural History Society Cycle routes in the Hebrides Community ownership of South Uist Estates Hebridean Connections (online archives, genealogy, heritage) Bill Lawson: Genealogy & Books to buy plus online archive at for family tree research in the Western Isles The Islands Book Trust (local books, archives, lectures, conferences)
ISLE OF ERISKAY A stone causeway from Ludag now links South Uist to the beautiful little island of Eriskay (population approx. Bonnie Prince Charlie's Bay is a gorgeous sandy beach. Politician sank in the Sound of Eriskay in 1941 and its cargo of whisky bottles was 'rescued' by the islanders This true story was later turned into a book by Compton Mac Kenzie 'Whisky Galore' and a film which was shot mainly on Barra.
CILLE BHRIGHDE The Hebridean Woolshed is usually open to visitors most of the time from March to October but check with Denise first by phone 01878 700828.
She also runs the Big Garden (the islands' only historic high-walled kitchen garden) where you can buy local produce.
This is more or less the dividing line in the Western Isles between the Catholic south and the Protestant north.
(Not to be confused with the hill also called Rueval on Benbecula.) CAISTEAL BHEAGRAM Late medieval tower and enclosure located on an island in Loch an Eilean (map grid reference NF 761371), not far from Howmore.