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"The house is absolutely fantastic. Really comfortable with great views. Even saw the Eriskay Ponies! Will be back. " - Michelle & Peter Taylor and family

"Again we had a wonderful time in this beautiful house. The views are stunning." - Ann Collier & family, England

"Another great holiday. Our 8th year returning." - Peter, Maria, Olivia & PJ, Glasgow

"Had a fantastic time on this beautiful island. The house was amazing...a home from home. It had everything we could have possibly needed. The free WiFi and iPad docking station were superb. Everything thought of. Can't wait to come back." - McGuire family

"Fantastic views all around this house and overlooking the ocean and the hills of South Uist. Eriskay being a small island, the pub, shop and beaches were all within walking distance. No need to drive. Had such a great break. Was an ideal holiday" - Mitchell Family, London

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Getting To Eriskay Things To See And Do Neighbouring Islands History


Sail with CalMac from Oban to South Uist then cycle or drive to Eriskay. Alternatively, sail from Harris or Skye to North Uist and then travel south by road through the Uists, finally crossing the causeway to Eriskay. Or sail from Oban or Tiree to Barra and then make the short ferry crossing from Ardmhor direct to Eriskay.


Fly from Glasgow and Stornoway to Benbecula or Barra with Flybe. On a clear day the aerial scenery is spectacular. Enthusiasts will love landing on the Triagh Mhor, at the north end of Barra: the only runway in the world washed twice a day by the tide.


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Things To See And Do


Some notable dates in Eriskay’s history:

1745: Bonnie Prince Charlie first touches Scottish soil on Eriskay’s shore

1838: Refugees from Highland Clearances increase Eriskay’s population

1903: St Michael’s Church built

1935: Eriskay’s first road built

1941: SS Politician strikes rocks, spilling its cargo of whisky

2001: Eriskay Causeway to South Uist opened

2003: Vehicle and passenger ferry service to Barra commences

2006: Community buy-out completed

2009: Major improvements to Acarsaid Mhòr harbour



History


South Uist boasts a large nature reserve and is a haven for rare wildlife. It is also home to the oldest golf course in the Outer Hebrides. Also consider visiting the Kildonan Museum housing the sixteenth century Clanranald Stone and the ruins of the house where Flora MacDonald was born.


Barra is a true gem in the Western Isles. Kisimul Castle takes centre stage in the bay to the south of the island, overlooked by the dominant Ben Heaval. The west side sports stunning beaches, with rocky coves and inlets featuring on the east side. Barra Fishing Charters (Tel: 01871 890384) provides a unique opportunity to experience sea-angling or arrange a custom wildlife-spotting trip.




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