The Area

South Uist is a stunningly beautiful island of crystal clear waters with white powder beaches to the west and heather uplands dominated by Beinn Mhor to the east.

The 20 miles of machair that runs alongside the sand dunes provides a marvelous habitat for the rare Corncrake, and Golden Eagles, Red Grouse and Red Deer can be seen on the mountains slopes to the east.

The island is one of the last surviving strongholds of the Gaelic language in Scotland and the crofting industries of peat cutting and seaweed gathering are still an important part of everyday life.

More on the Area

The island is home to the oldest Golf Course in the Outer Hebrides at Askernish.

The ruins of a farmhouse to the north of Milton are where the romantic heroine Flora Macdonald was born and spent part of her childhood until her father, Macdonald of Milton, died. The ruin of her old home has been saved as a memorial.

South Uist can be reached by Calmac ferry from Oban via Barra or from Uig on Skye to Lochmaddy or by the smaller ferry which weaves its way through the small islets of the Sound of Harris between Leverburgh on Harris to Berneray, connected by causeways via Benbecula to South Uist.

Also by air with Flybe from Glasgow, Inverness and Stornoway to Benbecula.

There are many attractions to be visited including:

Askernish Golf Course
Cladh Hallan Roundhouses
Flora MacDonald’s Monument
Kildonan Museum & Crafts
Loch Druidibeg
Ormacleit Castle
Standing Stones
The Statue of Our Lady of the Isles
Uist Sculpture Trail
Fishing to South Uist Estate

You can visit the Isle of Eriskay, made famous when the SS Politician sank in 1941 with its cargo of “liquid gold”, the story inspiring the much loved film “Whisky Galore”.

So you can see that a stay in South Uist at Tigh Tom will tick all the boxes to make sure you have a relaxing and interesting break.