News

COVID-19 Update

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 28th September 2020). 

This may of course be revised as the months continue and we will look to update information as and when circumstances change.

BusinessOpen/ClosedFacilities
Uig Community ShopOpen Monday – Saturday 9.00am – 5.00pmGroceries, post-office, laundrette, and fuel
Please note the public toilets at the shop are currently closed.  
Uig Community CentreClosed for 2020.None currently available
Uig Community CaféClosed for 2020.None currently available
Comann Eachdraidh UigClosed for 2020.None currently available
Gallan Beag, Gallan HeadPremises currently closed.None currently available
The Edge Café, Gallan HeadCurrently ClosedNone currently available
Loch CroisteanPremises are closed.Premises shut.
Uig Sands RestaurantOpen Wednesday, Thursdays & Fridays in October from 4pm.  Please contact on 01851 672334 to book.Restaurant with customer toilets.
Scallop Shack, Miavaig PierFresh raw scallops only. Orders processed on a Monday and a Friday.  Please call to place order on 01851 672 403.Collection only
Abhainn Dearg DistilleryOpen 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 CampsiteClosed for 2020.No toilet facilities
Kneep CampsiteClosed for 2020.No toilet facilities
SeatrekTours available for small family groups with advanced bookings, however, website will be updated as and 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 is now available to and from Uig. The current bus timetables are available on the Comhairle nan Eilean Siar website – https://www.cne-siar.gov.uk/roads-travel-and-parking/public-transport/bus-services/lewis-bus-timetables/

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.