Tour North Uist
Baleshare Beach North Uist Scotland
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Langass Lodge, Locheport, Isle of North Uist, HS6 5HA, Scotland. Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.
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North Uist can be reached from Uig on Skye on board the ‘MV Hebrides’, or from Leverburgh on Harris.
Uist in History and Legend Like all the Hebrides, North
Uist has a fascinating history, and a landscape scattered with
historic sites, from Neolithic burial chambers and Iron Age
forts, though medieval churches and battle-sites, to townships
forged in the days of kelp trade, and the subsequent traumas
of clearance and emigration. Of all the Western Isles, none
has closer links with the turbulent history of Clan Donald than
North Uist, and stories of their chiefs and battles are linked
with sites all through the island, all set in a landscape which
is one of the most varied and beautiful in the Hebrides. Bill
Lawson has woven a tapestry of stories about the island and
its people, drawing on formal recorded history and also the
rich tradition of story and song in which the informal history
of the people was passed down, but also incorporating many of
his personal reminiscences of his travels through the island,
to give a unique insight into North Uist and the life of its
people through the ages.
Julie Fowlis. Debut solo album from young North Uist-born singer and multi-instrumentalist who also plays in the band Dochas. The deserved winner of both the Gaelic Singer of the Year award andBBC Radio 2's Horizon award for breakthrough folk artist, Fowlis's music is beautifully, unselfconsciously romantic, steeped in the tradition of her Western Isles home.
Uist A stranger, upon landing at Lochmaddy, the principal
harbour of North Uist, is apt to receive an unfavourable impression
from the vast expanse of bogs occupying its east side, which
is also absolutely treeless and relieved only by a few hills
of no great elevation and by the tortuous recesses of salt water
lochs penetrating its seaboard. Thus Erskine Beveridge opens
his classic account of the archaeology and topography of North
Uist, the island where he spent much of his life. Published
in a limited edition in 1911 the book fetched extraordinary
prices in the antiquarian market. The book was reprinted as
a limited edition in 1999 by Birlinn and these are the last
few copies of this reprint. The range and quality of Beveridge's
work was not surpassed until the most recent series of Royal
Commission inventories of the 1970s and 1980s and it is all
the more extraordinary that this level of expertise and range
of knowledge should be combined in one individual. Adding to
the fascination of the book are more than 150 plates showing
the island and its sites in a condition from which many have
greatly changed. With sections from earliest times to the post
Reformation times, sections on clan history, climate, topography,
place names and much else besides, this is not simply the most
important book ever written on North Uist but one of the finest
works of scholarship ever produced on a Hebridean island.