Availability of Uig Services – Summer 2021


Non-essential travel to and from the islands is now permitted, however, please note that the Scottish Government is encouraging all visitors to the islands to take two Covid-19 lateral flow tests before they travel. The first three days before travel and the second on the day of departure. You can order a free home test kit online here. Note: select 'yes' when the site asks if you were asked to get tested by a local authority or by an NHS Public Health team.

Accommodation, cafes and restaurants will be open in the area, however, will be operating under the restrictions relating to group size, social distancing and general hospitality regulations.  

We urge you to follow the Scottish Government guidelines.  By following these guidelines you are playing your part in keeping the Uig Community safe.

(updated 29th April 2021)

Uig Community Shop:

Open Monday – Saturday 9.00am – 5.00pm

Groceries, post-office, laundrette, and fuel

Uig Community Centre:  

Closed.  No facilities open to the public.

Uig Community Café:

Open Thursday - Saturday 12.00-4.00pm

Comann Eachdraidh Uig:


The Edge Café, Gallan Head:

Open Sun - Thurs 11.00am - 5.00pm
Evening meals also available for a 6.15 sitting.  Booking essential)

Uig Sands Restaurant:

Open Wed - Sat 4.00pm -10.30pm

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.

Ardroil Campsite:

Open.  Please call 07377 525193.

Kneep Campsite:

Open.  Please call Finn for bookings on 01851 672 332.


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 remain open throughout the year - please contact accommodation providers directly.  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. 

The bus service to and from Uig needs to be booked the day before by phoning Peter 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 you are playing your part in supporting our community.