There are numerous estuaries lochs and rivers which are rich in brown trout, sea trout and salmon. There are also opportunities around the coast for a spot of mackerel fishing from the rocks, and sea angling trips. There are several local companies offering such experiences.

Loch permits are available from:
North Uist Estates: Tel 01876 50032
North Uist Angling club: Tel 01876 580341
South Uist Angling club: Tel 01878 700628


The Hebridean way is popular with cyclists, and starts at Vatersay, passing through Uists and Benbecula, finishing at the Butt of Lewis. What better way to explore the islands.

Cycles can be hired from:
Rothan Cycles with info – Address: 9 Howmore, South Uist, HS8 5SH
Phone: 01870620283
Open Monday – Saturday 9am – 5pm


There are several golf courses available to visitors. They all enjoy stunning views out to sea.

Benbecula Golf Club A 9 hole course next to the airport with fine views of the Monach Isles.

Askernish an 18 hole ‘Old Tom Morris’ course with stunning views out to sea and south to Barra.
Tel: 01878 700628

Uist Community Riding Centre

Address: East Camp, Balivanich, Benbecula, HS7 5LA

Phone: 01870 602808

Open Tuesday – Saturday 9am – 4pm

Taigh Chearsabhagh

This museum and Arts centre is in the heart of Lochmaddy. There is a café, craft shop, Art gallery and small museum. Please see their website for details of what’s on during your visit, as the exhibitions and themes of the museum change. There is an art installation comprising lights round the outside of the museum to show the predicted sea level if we fail to address the issue of global warming. Please see their website for details of exhibitions and events.

Address: Taigh Chearsabhagh, Lochmaddy, Isle of North Uist, HS6 5AA
Tel: 01870 603970

Kildonan Museum

This charming museum is on South Uist and has a detailed account of island life through the ages. 10,000 artefacts chart the social, domestic and cultural history of the island and really give a feel of what life was like. There is a tea room, gallery and learning facilities. Outside there is a full size replica of a historic ‘birlinn’. This is a wooden vessel propelled by oars and sails, found exclusively in the Hebrides and west coast of Scotland from the middle ages. In 2015, the ornately carved figurehead was removed one night, and a note left saying it should be returned to the sea, rather than being in a museum on land. It has never been found. Please see their website for details of activities and events.

Address: Kildonan, South Uist HS8 5RZ
Tel: 01878 710343

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