Hercules - The Bear

Langass, Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5HA

Type:Monuments & Ruins

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Whilst filming an advert for Andrex in Benbecula in 1980, Hercules, a grizzly bear escaped and went on the run for just over 3 weeks! He was eventually found in North Uist - 20 miles from where he went missing - by a crofter.

He captured the imagination of the world as people followed the story with interest. The search for Hercules included the army and the navy and was followed by the world's media.    

Following his caputure, he went on to appear in the film Octupusy, the James Bond film. 

You can find out more about him at Langass Woodland where his statue stands and kids can follow a "Paw Print" trail around the woodland and rekindle the story of the famous bear. 

Read more on our blog here.

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What's Nearby

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  2. Barpa Langais is a neolithic chambered cairn or tomb.

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  3. There is a walking trail through the woodland where you can enjoy trees and wildlife.

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