Coileag a' Prionnnsa

Eriskay, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

Type:Scenic Locations

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The' SS Politician' struck rocks near here in the Sound of Eriskay on its way to America in 1941. It was loaded with 264,000 bottles of scotch whisky.The film 'Whisky Galore" was based on this incident.

The ferry terminal for the car and passenger ferry to Barra is situated adjacent to this beach.

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A long sandy beach which lends itself very well for photography in evening light. There is a small outcrop of rocks at the south end of the beach.

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What's Nearby

  1. Whilst exploring Eriskay, you may come accross wild Eriskay ponies.

    0.23 miles away
  2. Stations of the Cross Interesting climb, following these images.© Copyright Barbara Carr…

    0.3 miles away
  3. Highest point on the Isle of Eriskay at 185 metres

    0.71 miles away
  1. Eriskay is famed for its Eriskay Jersey’s

    0.71 miles away
  2. Beinn Scritheann is the tallest hill on Eriskay.

    0.74 miles away
  3. Am Baile Beach

    The beach is a stunning white sandy beach and easily accessible from the village, near am…

    0.83 miles away
  4. A range of Outer Hebrides fine arts and handmade crafts in South Uist available at Tigh…

    2.66 miles away
  5. At the very south of the Island, lies the Polachar Stone, looking out to sea.

    3.46 miles away
  6. Along the west coast of South Uist is an approx. 20 mile strip of stunning white beach…

    3.9 miles away
  7. The Listening Place Scuplture, forms part of the Uist sculpture Trail

    4.41 miles away
  8. The machair runs parralell to the beach and a great place to walk.

    4.66 miles away
  9. Along the west coast of South UIst lies around 20 miles of stunning white beach and…

    5.26 miles away
  10. The chapel at Cille Bharra was perhaps founded as early as the 7th century AD, being…

    5.37 miles away
  11. Barra airport, famous for its beach landings.

    6.22 miles away
  12. A week long event of Gaelic song, dance and music.

    6.5 miles away
  13. A well-preserved aisled wheelhouse was excavated in 1952 in the machair at Kilpheder…

    6.69 miles away
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