EATING AND DRINKING:

 

Provisions can be bought at Uig Community Shopwhich stocks everything from essentials to local specialities, and is a five minute drive away.  There is also a Post Office, cash machine, laundry and petrol available at Uig Shop.

 

For eating out, the Loch Croistean Cafe (01851 672772), a former schoolroom only two miles away, serves delicious lunches and dinners, along with irresistible home baking in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.  Open, 12pm to 8pm (last orders), Tuesday to Saturday in summer months, Wednesday to Saturday in winter.  Not licensed, but BYOB welcome.  Best to book ahead for evening meals during the summer months.

 

Uig Community Centre Museum and Tearoom, at Timsgarry (01851 621 422), close to the shop, were you can buy soups, sandwiches, cakes and coffee. It's open April to September, 12pm to 4pm, Monday to Saturday.

 

For whisky connoiseurs, Uig is home to the Outer Hebrides only legal distillery, Abhainn Dearg.  The distillery is open for informal visits, tours and tastings.

 

 

ACTIVITIES:

 

Seatrek, for island and wildlife trips, fishing trips, and also longer trips to
St Kilda, and the Flannans.

 

SurfLewis, for surfing lessons and equipment hire.

 

An Lanntair, for exhibitions, art, cinema, live music and food.

 

HebCelt Festival, music and arts festival every year, in July.

 

OTHER HOSTELS:

 

Heb Hostel, 25 Kenneth Street, Stornoway, Tel. 01851 709889.

 

Laxdale Holiday Park, 6 Laxdale Lane, Stornoway, Tel. 01851 706966.

 

The Backpackers Stop, Tarbert, Harris, Tel. 0743 6798620 / 01859 530485.

 

No. 5 Drinishader, Harris, Tel. 01859 511255

 

Am Bothan, Leverburgh, Harris, Tel. 01859 520251.

 

 

 

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