Welcome to North Uist ( Uibhist A Tuath)
North Uist, an island half-drowned by lochs, is famed for its trout fishing (www.nuac.co.uk) but also has some magnificent beaches on its north and west coasts. For birdwatchers this is an earthly paradise, with regular sightings of waders and wildfowl ranging from redshank to red-throated diver to red-necked phalarope. The landscape is less wild and mountainous than Harris but it has a sleepy, subtle appeal.
Little Lochmaddy is the first village you hit after arriving on the ferry from Skye. It has a couple of stores, a bank with an ATM, a petrol station, a post office and a pub.