This evening, I am posting information on North Uist which lies at the centre of an island chain known as the Outer Hebrides which is situated off the west coast of Scotland.
Summary facts on North Uist:
- Population: 1271.
- Area: 303 square miles.
- Religion: Predominantly protestant (Presbyterian).
- Gaelic speakers: High incidence.
- Principal town: Lochmaddy.
In the course of a short trip visitors can expect to encounter a wide variety of natural and historic sites which include:
- Birds and other wildlife.
- Stunning scenery with white sandy beaches and seascapes.
- MacLeod’s Tower, a 19th century folly.
- Traditional thatched houses.
- A prehistoric stone circle.
- Prehistoric Neolithic burial cairn.
- Public sculpture.
- A peat cutter (possible)
- A Crannog which was last occupied around the 16th century.