It has been a long and difficult few months and we know that many people have missed visiting Uig during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Uig community is beginning to emerge from lockdown and businesses are deciding how and when to open over the coming weeks and months. Like many of the island communities we are looking to balance the care of our neighbours whilst also supporting local businesses.
Before you travel to Uig please note that the following:
(Correct as of week commencing 20th July 2020).
This may of course be revised as the summer season continues and we will look to update information as and when circumstances change.
|Uig Community Shop||Open Monday – Saturday 9.00am – 5.00pm||Groceries, post-office, laundrette, and fuel|
Please note the public toilets at the shop are currently closed.
|Uig Community Centre||Closed for 2020 Summer Season.||None currently available|
|Uig Community Café||Closed for 2020 Summer Season.||None currently available|
|Comann Eachdraidh Uig||Closed for 2020 Summer Season.||None currently available|
|Gallan Beag, Gallan Head||Open house (unstaffed)||Toilet, however, unstaffed|
|The Edge Café, Gallan Head||Currently Closed||As above|
|Loch Croistean||Open August for pre-ordered telephone takeaways. Please call on 01851 672 772.||Premises shut.|
|Uig Sands Restaurant||Reduced opening from the 4th August. Please contact on 01851 672334 for exact opening times.||Restaurant with customer toilets.|
|Scallop Shack, Miavaig Pier||Fresh raw scallops only. Orders processed on a Monday and a Friday. Please call to place order on 01851 672 403||Collection only|
|Abhainn Dearg Distillery||Open and tours & tastings available. Monday to Friday, 11.00-1.00 & 2.00-4.00. Call ahead with any queries on 01851 672 429.||Public toilets currently closed.|
|Ardroil Campsite||Closed for 2020 Summer Season||No toilet facilities|
|Kneep Campsite||Closed for 2020 Summer Season||No toilet facilities|
|Seatrek||Tours currently postponed, however, website will be updated when circumstances change: www.seatrek.co.uk||No public toilet facilities at Miavaig Pier.|
A number of self-catering accommodation businesses will be opening from the 15th July 2020, however, some traditional B&B and Air B&B providers have decided to remain closed for the time being.
Please plan ahead to avoid disappointment. If you are at all unsure, we ask that you phone to check before making the trip to Uig.
Public transport to and from Uig is now available on a reduced service. The bus needs to be booked the day before by phoning Pater Maclennan on 01851 830403. The current bus timetables are available on the Comhairle nan Eilean Siar website – https://www.cne-siar.gov.uk/media/15595/w4-uig-to-stornoway-phase-2.pdf
Thank you for support and cooperation – by helping us at this unusual time you are playing your part in supporting our community facilities and in slowly rebuilding our tourism industry.