things to do in south uist
South Uist is one of the unspoilt gems of the Outer Hebrides.
But as well as the stunning scenery we have surrounding us, we have a vibrant community with ceilidhs, concerts and music sessions, as well as outdoor activities and trips you can take! Scroll down for more for a small taste of what the island has to offer.
UIST SEA TOURS
A truly unique experience would be to be on the island during one of Ceolas' many events. The organisation promotes Gaelic culture through a series of annual events which incorporate Gaelic, music, dancing and social gatherings!
The text below is taken from the monument at Milton which is located in the same village as us!
After the Jacobite defeat at Culloden, ‘Bony Prince Charlie’ faced capture unless he could escape to France. While British government troops were searching for him, he sought refuge in Uist. His supporters wanted to smuggle him from Uist to Skye, and then onto a boat to France. Flora agreed to help them.
On 28th June 1746, Flora MacDonald and her Isish maid ‘Betty Burke’ sailed from Benbecula over the sea to Skye. The maid was the thinly disguised ‘Bony Prince Charlie’ and the event is commemorated in the famous Skye Boat Song.
For her part in this bold plot to help ‘Bony Prince Charlie’ escape to France, Flora was arrested and imprisoned in London. After her release in 1747, she returned to Scotland.
The plan on the monument shows what is believed to be Flora’s house, although some believe this not to be the case.
Speed, bonnie boat, like a bird on the wing,
Onward! the sailors cry;
Carry the lad that’s born to be King
Over the sea to Skye.
The oldest golf course in the Outer Hebrides is 3 miles away from our Pod and a good test for any grade of golfer!
Puffins in Mingulay, dolphins in Barra or the world famous St Kilda, Uist Sea Tours offer trips of a lifetime!