Availability of Uig Services – w/c 7th September 2020


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 are just beginning to emerge from lockdown and businesses are deciding how and when to open over the coming weeks and months. Some have decided not to open at all this season.  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, as of the week commencing the 20th July, the following will, or will not, be open.  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.  No facilities open to the public.

Uig Community Café:

Closed for 2020 Summer Season.

Comann Eachdraidh Uig:

Closed for 2020 Summer Season.

Gallan Beag, Gallan Head:

Premises currently closed.  

The Edge Café, Gallan Head:

Currently Closed

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


Tours available for small family groups with advanced bookings, however, website will be updated as and  when circumstances change at 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, however, some traditional B&B and Air B&B providers have decided to remain closed for the time being.  Please plan ahead to prevent 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. 

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. 


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