South Uist is renowned for its abundance of wildlife and is a bird watchers paradise. It has over 90 fishing lochs. On the west side of the island there are endless miles of unpopulated white sandy beaches and machair offering hours of enjoyable walking. The east side is rugged and offers good trekking across the moorland to the edge of the sea, where you can view seals basking on the rocks. Look out for red deer, otters, eagles and many other species that thrive in the sparshly populated island. Don't forget your camera or camcorder - this is a photographers dream. In the evening, relax and watch the spectacular sunsets, visit one of the local restaurants, bars or cafes where you can chat away at ease with the locals who will always provide a friendly welcome and are all always willing to share their folklore. Gaelic is still the native language and the island tradition and culture have been well preserved.
There are many places of interest and activities including: -

- Museums
- Art Galleries
- Craft & local hand made jewellery shops
- Birth place of Flora MacDonald who accompanied Bonnie Prince Charlie over the sea to Skye.
- Ancient Sites (wheel houses, stone circle etc.)
- Nature Reserves
- Cycling (bikes can be hired)
- Fishing
- Golfing
- Hill Walking


Different events through the year including Music Festivals with traditional music, dance and songs, Ceilidhs, Highland Games, Cattle Shows, etc.


A number of hotels, bars, restuarants and cafes serving local produce. Details available from Tourist Offices in Lochmaddy, Benbecula or Lochboisdale


There are several supermarkets and petrol stations located throughout the island that are open 7 days per week.