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.
|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.||None currently available|
|Uig Community Café||Closed for 2020.||None currently available|
|Comann Eachdraidh Uig||Closed for 2020.||None currently available|
|Gallan Beag, Gallan Head||Premises currently closed.||None currently available|
|The Edge Café, Gallan Head||Currently Closed||None currently available|
|Loch Croistean||Premises are closed.||Premises shut.|
|Uig Sands Restaurant||Open Wednesday, Thursdays & Fridays in October from 4pm. Please contact on 01851 672334 to book.||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.||No toilet facilities|
|Kneep Campsite||Closed for 2020.||No toilet facilities|
|Seatrek||Tours available for small family groups with advanced bookings, however, website will be updated as and when circumstances change:|
|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.