North Uist

North Uist ( Scottish Gaelic: Uibhist a Tuath ) is an island of the Outer Hebrides. In 2001, 1,657 people lived on her. It is by means of dams with the neighboring island of Benbecula (via Grimsay ) and with Berneray and Baleshare. With the exception of the southeast, the island is very flat and is about half at high tide below sea level.

The main settlement on the island is located in the north of the fishing harbor in Loch Maddy, who is also the seat of a museum, an art center and a camera obscura. Ferries leave from the village to Uig on Skye and Otternish after Leverburgh in the southern region ( Harris) the Isle of Lewis and Harris. Other places on North Uist are Port nan Long and Scolpaig where the Scolpaig Tower are bringing back to the 19th century. South-west of Loch Maddy at the junction of state highways A865 and the A867 is Clachan na Luib. The island of Benbecula has an airfield, the Benbecula Airport.

North Uist has prehistoric remains, including a particularly large stone settings, such as the stone circle Pobull Fhinn and the menhirs ( standing stones ) of Na Fir Bhreige, furthermore the Cairns Barpa Langass and Unival and the Broch Dun an Sticir.

The island is known for its birdlife, below that is the corncrake, the Arctic, the Northern Gannet, the corn bunting and the puffin.