MacGillivrays Gift Shop

Balivanich, Isle of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides, HS7 5LA

Type:Hebridean Way Pit Stop

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Tel:01870 602525

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We provide a wealth of local knowledge and information passed down through the generations on walks, hikes, cycling routes, activities, boat trips, excursions, nature and wildlife, not forgetting the best places to eat, sleep or catch the best sunrise and sunset.

Showcasing the finest local crafts, produce, gifts, souvenirs, maps and photography.  Browse the island’s largest book collection from the latest novels and island history to limited edition, rare second hand books. Hand knitted Harris wool socks, hats and jumpers. Luxury Harris Tweed products for all ages. For the rainy days, we have a selection of board and activity games for all.

See something you like but can’t take it with you, fear not, as we provide a worldwide posting service where your goods are waiting for you on your return home, this service is especially popular with our local photography.

Call in and meet our friendly staff who will help you make the best of your holiday, you might even learn a few words in Gaelic, our local spoken language J

Tapadh Leibh (tapa-leave) - Thank you.

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  • Other AwardsGold Listing Gold Listing 2013
  • Other AwardsHebridean Way Pit Stop Hebridean Way Pit Stop 2019
  • Other AwardsOuter Hebrides Tourism Member Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020

Opening Times

Open all year (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

* May – September
Monday – Friday 9am-5.30pm
Saturday – 9.30am-5.00pm
Sunday – 12noon – 4pm

October – December
Monday – Friday 9am – 5.30pm
Saturday 9.30-4pm
Sunday – closed

January – April
Monday – Friday 9am – 5.00pm
Saturday 9.30-4pm
Sunday – closed

What's Nearby

  1. Ruins of Teampull Chaluim Chille to the east of Balivanich.

    0.16 miles away
  2. Just a stones throw from the airport, this magnifient beach is well worth a visit and is…

    0.78 miles away
  3. Cladh Mhuire, the burial ground for the Benbecula community, is the only site associated…

    1.11 miles away
  1. Ruined Chapel dating back to the 16th Century

    1.18 miles away
  2. Culla bay beach is a stunning white sandy beach and can be accessed from Nunton or Aird.

    1.44 miles away
  3. Benbecula War Memorial

    2.39 miles away
  4. Borve Castle stood three storeys high. Now in ruins you can still see the five foot deep…

    2.88 miles away
  5. This is the panoramic view from the top of Rueval (Ruabhal), which is the highest point…

    3.02 miles away
  6. Museum nan Eilean is part of the Heritage Service operated by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar…

    3.25 miles away
  7. Liniclate beach is a stunning white sandy beach and can be accessed from the village of…

    3.44 miles away
  8. Balleshare beach is easily accessed from the village of Baleshare.

    3.74 miles away
  9. Ruins of a Medival early church, Teampull Na Trionaid, can be found in the village of…

    3.92 miles away
  10. 250 metres from the main road (which itself dissects the remains of a stone circle at NF…

    4.62 miles away
  11. Reflections is part of the Uist Sculpture Trail.

    5 miles away
  12. Remains of a wheelhouse dating back to the iron age can be seen in Grimsay.

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

    5.61 miles away
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