Provides details of times and costs of flights to and from Glasgow to Benbecula.
Note these vary significantly depending on time of year.
Ferry details, timetable and prices
Fishing site run by Stòras Uibhist.
General Fishing Sites
A general site about fishing in the Hebrides including latest catch returns from South Uist. Definitely one for the fisherman to add to their favourites.
This website has links to organisations that can offer one to one tuition on the Southern chalk streams, organise corporate days out or the occasional overseas holiday.
Barra Fishing Charters
Will take you sea fishing or wildlife watching
The site of the Wild Trout Trust. An interesting site covering the actives of the Trust particularly in terms of improving habitats for Wild Brown trout.
One of the best lodges in the central region. Family run comfortable lodge overlooking the Rio Futalefu.
I use Benjamin Beale to organise all my trips – he has access to many different lodges and a vast range of some of the best trout fishing in the area – big and small lakes, big and small rivers, creeks etc. -and will put an itinerary together to suit your requirements. Highly recommended.
Patagonia may not be cheap but represents some of the finest trout fishing in the world.
Local General / activities
A wide ranging general tourist information site for the Hebrides.
Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) site which provides top line information on National Nature Reserve (NNR) sites, including Loch Druidibeg.
Birds / Wildlife
Highly recommended site covering a wide range of local flora and fauna, and including recent sightings of rare birds. Steve offers a range of guided bird watching tours.
Latest information on development of the Old Tom Morris course at Askernish.
Tommy is the island’s bicycle expert. Will sell hire or repair.
He will also arrange for your bike to be at the pier on your arrival to the island.
The local community riding school site on Benbecula. Offers a range of riding opportunities.
Nick will take you out from Kallin harbour on Benbecula to the East coast to meet Sea Eagles and porpoises. A great trip.
Full information relating to the music school and music festival based on South Uist which is run each year in July.
The local museum just 20 minutes' drive South of Kinloch
Run the Museum and Art centre at Lochmaddy - North Uist. The centre also has a Café serving most excellent sandwiches and a gift small shop – worth a visit if you are in the area.
General gifts / jewellery / artwork
Very talented local artist based at his Askernish gallery – specializes in bird and landscape pictures. Both originals and prints available.
Designs and sells their own range of silver and gold jewellery, from Pictish and Celtic influences through to more modern designs.
Retail outlet and workshop at Iochdar just 10 minutes' drive down the road.
The shop has a range of other gifts, pictures, glassware etc. and a coffee shop and the web site offers a mail order service on a number of jewellery items.
Local food producers
Based on North Uist, the Smokehouse produces exceptional Peat smoked Salmon and Sea Trout. Other smoked products include scallops and Salmon pate. Mail order service available.
Based on Grimsay , are wholesalers of fresh local fish including lobster, prawns and local crab.
Based on North Uist makes specilaity foods including preserves, chutneys and tablet.
Farm on North Uist offering organic Highland beef and local Hebridean mutton.
Some useful email addresses
John Steele – Estate fishing manager.
Also his telephone number 01878 700 655
Amanda MacDonald – Owner of local stables.
Can offer horse riding by arrangement.