General information and local contacts are available here or speak to us over breakfast in the morning, we're happy to help!

General information and local contacts are available here or speak to us over breakfast in the morning, we're happy to help!

General information and local contacts are available here or speak to us over breakfast in the morning, we're happy to help!

Local Contacts & Useful Information

General Information

Sunday Observance When planning your day’s activities please bear in mind that Sunday Observance is strong here.  This means a shop/site/cafe may be shut.  Also, ensure you fill up with petrol on a Saturday just in case.  See here for more information »

General information

Weather One thing is guaranteed, the weather is changeable!  We find XC Weather forecast quite accurate.

Emergencies The Langabhat Medical Practice is based in Miavaig and the doctor can be contacted during working hours on 01851 86022.  Between 6pm and 8am NHS 24 will answer any calls.  The Western Isles Hospital is in Stornoway and can be contacted on 01851 704704.  Prescriptions can be filled at Langabhat Medical Practice or there is a chemist and a Boots in Stornoway.

Shopping

The Uig Community Shop is only a short drive away and is well stocked with grocery essentials and Uig souvenirs.  There is also petrol, cash machine, launderette and post office.  Opening Hours:

  • 9am to 6pm Monday to Saturday in the Summer 
  • Reduced hours 9am to 5pm Mon, Tue, Wed & Sat in the Winter
  • Post Office not open Sat
  • Petrol is available 24/7 with a credit/debit card operated system out of hours

 

Stornoway is by far the largest settlement in the Western Isles.  The busy harbour with freight, ferry and traffic is also home to a significant fishing fleet.  A number of the streets in the centre are pedestrianised giving access to an interesting range of shops.  There are two supermarkets; Co-Op and Tesco.

Food and Drink

Comunn Eachdraidh Uig (Community Centre) is great for a snack lunch locally.  The heart of our community where you can enjoy sandwiches, soups, cakes and chat with some of the locals.  There is also the Uig Museum and Heritage Centre there too.

Loch Croistean Coffee Shop & Restaurant is by the side of Loch Croistean on the way to Uig.  A great place for a cup of coffee and light meals are also served.  Open June to September, Tuesday to Saturday; rest of the year Wednesday to Saturday 12pm to 8pm.  Excellent buffet on a Friday and Saturday from 7.30pm till late.  Loch Croistean is not licensed but you can bring your own bottle.

Abhainn Dearg is our local whisky distillery.  Meaning ‘Red River’ this is the first legal distillery in the Outer Hebrides and they are making history!  Their single malt is single cask, distilled and bottled by hand in Uig.  Their Ten Year Old will be ready in 2018.  Open from 11am to 1pm, 2pm to 4pm Monday to Saturday for tours and tasting every half hour.  Find out more on their website

Transport

Ferries operate into Stonoway, Tarbert and Leverburgh with Caledonian MacBrayne

Flights Stornoway from Aberdeen with Flybe or from Glasgow, Inverness and Edinburgh with Loganair

Buses are run by the local council who operate a range of routes around the island

Carhire is available from Carhire Hebrides and MacKinnon Self Drive

More Tourist Information

Further information about the Western Isles can also be found on:

Visit Scotland
True Highlands
Undiscovered Scotland
Outer Hebrides
Virtual Hebrides
We Love Stornoway

What Our Guests Say

Our first trip to the Hebrides couldn't have begun better. Arriving to Andrew and Sarah's outstanding hospitality was only the beginning. Wonderful conversation and details of what is like living so remote from our personal experience was followed by an amazingly special dinner.

Cheryl - USA

This was our third visit to SEAcroft B&B and yes, we like it so much we keep coming back! Sarah and Andrew made us feel so welcome again. The room, as well as the house, is nicely decorated, comfortable, warm and clean. We did not want for anything and our room was refreshed half way through our stay.

Marion & Andy - UK

Thank you Sarah & Andrew for a truly magical stay during our family history detective hunt on Lewis in April. The room, view, food & hospitality were all superb. Such a great atmosphere with your own choice of conviviality or privacy. We enjoyed the great selection of books on Lewis history.

John & Yvonne - Australia

It pains me to leave this review because I don't want other people to beat me to my next booking!  Sarah & Andrew deserve a great review for their excellent hosting, comfortable rooms and delicious food.  Our veggie breakfasts were perfectly cooked and our evening meal was superb

Ann & Nigel - UK

Loved everything about SEAcroft, starting with Sarah and Chef Andrew, the relaxing and inviting lounge, breakfast and dining room, and top of the line room accommodations.  Curtains, pillows and bed spreads of beautiful coordinating Harris Tweed fabric.  Selections and preparations are gourmet and elegant.

Louis - USA

This was one of the nicest holidays we have ever had.  The welcome was very warm and the service exceeded our expectations.  The room was nice and clean, and the dinner was outstandingly good.  We did not expect such quality located at 'the end of the world'.

Ekkehard & Susanne - Germany

Room was wonderfully clean, beautifully decorated and had a superb view!  We had dinner the first night and breakfast both mornings, everything was cooked to perfection.  We had our spaniel with us and even she was provided with a breakfast treat.  Sarah was a wonderful host and we will recommend to friends and family.

Rhod, Wendy & Ellis - UK

I fell in love with Harris & Lewis, and this B&B was part of the experience.  Sarah was an incredibly nice and warm host, very helpful, keen on sharing her love and knowledge of the area, funny and charming.  Her husband cooks delicious meals and breakfasts!  The location is perfect, Uig Bay is (according to me) the most beautiful part of the island.

Muriel & Antonin - France

We happened upon the SEAcroft B&B.  We were absolutely delighted by the way we were received.  A friendly, warm welcome.  Sarah is a marvellous host and Andrews is a terrific chef.  Food and preparation was exquisite.  Hospitality?  Real.  There's a multitude of outdoor activities available... it's worth the time to stay awhile.

Doug - Canada