Things to Do
Seatrek at Miavig (Uig) offer a variety of trips that take you round the coastline to view marine life and seabirds. They also have day-long sailings to St. Kilda which are excellent.
There are many small galleries around the island, many are actually the artists' own studios.
Morven Gallery in Barvas is the longest established and , after a year's sabbatical, is open again for 2017. The gallery has exhibitions of many Scottish contemporary artists and also showcases the work of many artists based iin the Outer Hebrides. It is well worth a visit and excellent coffee and home baking awaits you if nothing else. Look at www.morvengallery.com for more details.
Further afield, if you intend to go to Harris, then the Skoon Art Cafe is recommended. The proprietor is also the artist and is worth a visit for all that, if only for the home made soup and home cooking and baking. Check it out at www.skoon.com or 01859 530268.
Close to home, there are cafes in both the Bernera and Uig Community Centres which offer excellent selections of home baking and home made soups.
In addition, in Uig, there are a couple of excellent options. We strongly recommend the Loch Croistean Cafe/Restaurant. This is an old converted school where Marianne Campbell delivers lunches/tea/coffees and buffet dinners to an exceptional standard. Call 01851 672772 for more details or to book the evening buffet.
If you are visiting Harris, then there are two first-class eateries - both require booking, which is testament to their popularity.
North Harbour Bistro and Tearoom is on the Isle of Scalpay (a small island beyond Tarbert).Lunches and evening meals are offered and the menu is both extensive and excellent, with local produce a speciality. Look at https://www.facebook.com/NorthHarbourBistro/ or call 01859 540218.
Further south you will find The Anchorage. Located adjacent to the Leverburgh ferry terminal, it is unassuming from the outside but once inside, you will find a spacious restaurant serving delicious food, alongside a surprisingly good wine list. More details can be found at https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Anchorage/487129841481589?rf=383844578347557 and number is 01859 520225.
There are also several dining options in Stornoway, from al a carte at Digby Chicks to Chinese, Indian and Thai restaurants - there is something for everyone!!