Just four miles long and two miles wide and surrounded by clearing shallow waters and shifting white sands Grimsay was connected to neighbouring North Uist and Benbecula in 1960 with the opening of the North Ford Causeway.
With a circular main road making it easy to take a tour round the island, Grimsay offers an exciting insight into Outer Hebridean life on the edge - with centuries of history and a strong seafaring tradition showcased by an eclectic selection of local attractions.
Visit the site of the Bagh nam Feadg Grimsay Wheelhouse – an iron age structure with a central chamber and surrounding cells whose excavation uncovered a number of artefacts that informed our archaeological understanding of the area.
At Kallin visit the bustling harbour, which was built in 1985 for the island’s growing fishing fleet and provides a strong focus for the seafaring community as well as being the base for a selection of boat trips. Itineraries include the outlying Monarch Islands and Ronay as well as nearby stretches of coast that are home to some wonderful wildlife.
And if all the sea air leaves you with an appetite, then you can experience a little local flavour at the Kallin Shellfish shop where locally caught fresh and smoked seafood is available to purchase.
Alternatively head to the Kallin Canteen in the Old School building for teas, coffees, community and cultural events. The Canteen is run by the Grimsay Community Association, who, together with the Grimsay Boatshed Trust work to create a range of opportunities for involvement, education and advancement on the island.
The Grimsay Boatshed is also open to visitors with regular exhibitions and events, centred around the everyday work of the traditional Grimsay style boatbuilding and repair.
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