Coming to Uist and the Hebridean Smokehouse Shop

 

If you are planning a trip to the Outer Hebrides, North Uist is a must. Getting here is easy with car ferries daily from Uig on the Isle of Skye direct to Lochmaddy, or from Oban to Lochboisdale on South Uist. There are also daily flights from Glasgow to Benbecula with Loganair.

 

Each of the Outer Hebridean islands has it's own unique character but all share a quiet remoteness and peace, despite the occasional storms and gales. North Uist is an island of contrasts with the eastern side dominated by heather moorland, peat bogs and a myriad of freshwater lochans indented with sea lochs. The western side is gentler with amazing and beautiful long sandy beaches, wildflower rich pastures in summer and secluded bays.

 

North Uist is also building a justifiable reputation as a place to discover creative work. There are many artists and crafts-people working on the island producing a wide variety of work - ranging from wonderful paintings, prints and photography, to imaginative ceramics, textiles and bookbinding.  You can't go far on the island without coming across a workshop, studio or gallery - so please do venture in. You are sure of a warm welcome.

 

The Uists are a summer breeding home for many migrant bird species including the endangred Corncrake, as well as an important staging post for birds heading even further north to breed such as Purple Sandpipers, Whooper Swans and Barnacle Geese, and on the return flight to their wintering grounds. The resident bird population is  diverse and includes species that have become rarer on the mainland like Hen Harrier, Golden Eagle, Short-Eared Owl. Corn Bunting and Lapwing.

 

Move quietly about our island home and you have a good chance to see otters in the sea, red deer on the hills, golden eagles high in the sky and in summer, the chance to hear the washboard crex-crex grating of a calling corncrake.

 

For many people a trip to North Uist is their first encounter with Hebridean Smokehouse and we warmly welcome hundreds of people ever year to our shop on the island to see how we make our smoked products and to have a taste of the range. A visit to the viewing and interpretation gallery in the smokehouse is a great opportunity to watch our expert team preparing, smoking and slicing the fish available in the shop.

 

We are open all year round and have a lovely selection of fine items for giving, as well as books, maps, postcards, tableware, buckets and spades and a host of other lovely things and souvenir ideas. Of course we have the full range of our award-winning products. Do come and see us - a warm welcome is assured.

 

Opening times

 

Monday - Friday   8am to 5.30pm

Saturdays (Easter to October) 9am to 5.00pm

 

 

 

 

 

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