Eriskay Ponies

Eriskay, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5JN

Type:Wildlife

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Eriskay wild ponies are an ancient hardy Hebridean rare breed with only about 400 worldwide. They were used by islanders who very much depended on them. They were in fact used to transport the cargo of whisky, from the wreck of the S.S. Politician. Now endangered, the breed today is being preserved by the Comann Each nan Eilean.

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  1. Bonnie Prince Charlie first stepped foot on Scottish soil on this beach on 23rd July…

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

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

    0.48 miles away
  1. Beinn Scritheann is the tallest hill on Eriskay.

    0.52 miles away
  2. Eriskay is famed for its Eriskay Jersey’s

    0.6 miles away
  3. Am Baile Beach

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    5.59 miles away
  11. A week long event of Gaelic song, dance and music.

    6.45 miles away
  12. Barra airport, famous for its beach landings.

    6.45 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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