The award-winning Museum and Arts Centre is quite literally on the edge. It stands close to the high-tide mark at the sea’s edge in the village of Lochmaddy, on the Isle of North Uist, in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. The centre is a focus for life in North Uist, and welcomes countless visitors each year to experience the arts, culture and heritage of the islands in a friendly and stimulating environment.
With an emphasis on community involvement and excellence in the arts, the centre contains two galleries, museum, arts workshop, shop and café.
Opening Times: 10am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday
Outdoor adventure in the ultimate location with Niall Johnson and his team!
Uist Outdoor Centre, situated in the centre of the Outer Hebrides archipelago, ideal for a wide variety of experiences. North Uist is the jewel in the Hebridean crown. High hills, sea cliffs for hill/coastal walks and mountaineering, rolling moorland laced with fresh water lochs, and machair flatlands carpeted with wild flowers and teeming with birds. Bordered by miles of dazzling white beaches perfect for surf Kayaking and environmental study.
Uist Outdoor Centre also offers:
- Rock climbing and abseiling from sea cliffs/crags
- Overnight expeditions
- Offshore island survival skills
The Virtual Hebrides, provides information about the Inner and Outer Hebrides of Scotland. You will find the landscapes breathtaking and the flora and fauna unique. The area provides the resources for many diverse sports. With it's many fresh water and sea lochs the angler will be spoilt for choice in this unspoilt environment. There are various sporting events throughout the year. Surfing, climbing and diving are some of the most popular sports but for those in search of a more leisurely pastime there is much to see and do. The Virtual Hebrides site and sub-sections have recently been moved to new servers in preparation for new and better services please accept our apologies if this has caused any inconvenience.
Bridges and causeways link North and South Uist, to Benbecula, the island of fords. With its airport, college, golf course, grocery and gift shops, hotels and cafes, Benbecula holds the administrative centre of the Southern Isles, and is the most built-up area of the Outer Hebrides outside Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis. However, if take time to explore the island, or perhaps even run around it for the brilliant Benbecula Half Marathon, you'll appreciate that it is a really beautiful island, with a landscape of small islands and islets, well spaced out cottages, interesting monuments and historic remains, machair lands and fantastic expanses of shallow sandy bays, which when the light is right and the waters still, make for an unforgettable scene.
Caledonian MacBrayne provide ferry services to twenty-two islands and four peninsulas on the West of Scotland, serving the islands' residents and welcoming visitors from around the world.
If you are looking for a cost-effective way to visit more than one island, then you may wish to consider the Island Hopscotch™.
Fishing permits for the hill lochs are sold by three South Uist Angling Club agents, as well as through Stòras Uibhist. An additional permit for use of a South Uist Angling Club boat can be purchased in advance from Stòras Uibhist. Click on the fish icon for a direct link to information on fishing in South Uist.
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