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Farmland| North Uist

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North Uist is a great island to for wildlife from birds of prey to waders and farmland birds.

Golden Eagles can be seen soaring all year round, whilst in the autumn wading birds and geese return.

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Agriculture and wildlife can work well side by side so why not explore some great farmland locations.

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Farmland Activities

  • Farms can offer some excellent opportunities for nature watching from birds of prey to small mammals.

North Uist - Visitor Guide


Tourist Information Centre, Lochmaddy, Isle of North Uist, Scotland.




01876 500321

Monarch Isles - 01870 620238

Balranald RSPB reserve - 01463 715000


01851 705244



Map:Map of Lochmaddy
Ordnance Survey:

Ordnance Survey grid reference: NF 915 685

Key attraction:Bird watching.
Essential kit:Waterproof clothing and footwear, binoculars.
Nature watching:
Nature watching:

Bird watching. October is best for farmland birds such as the Corncrake. August is best for flowers. A good place for bird watching is the RSPB reserve at Balranald on north Uist especially for Corncrakes.


Amphibian life.


Disabled access: Limited wheelchair access.

Getting there:

Ferries from Uig and Oban. Lochmaddy is the terminal for the vehicle ferry from Skye and Harris. email:

There are also air links to Uist from Glasgow.

Car parking.

Opening times:

All year round.


Free public access.

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