Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides

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The tower was erected in 1830 by Dr Alexander Macleod, who was the factor of the North Uist Estate. It was to provide employment for the purpose of famine relief. It is built over a Iron Age dun on a small islaet in Loch Scolpaig.
The ground round the edge of the loch can be very very boggy, especially after a period of wet weather.

Photographers Tip

Photographs taken early in the day from the lochside to the east of the tower in spring and autumn produce the best results. In good weather St Kilda can usually been seen out to the west.

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What's Nearby

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    0.63 miles away
  2. Eilean Domhnuill (NF 7470 7530) is an artificial islet in the loch that was occupied…

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  3. Hosta beach is easily accessible from the main road at Hosta.

    1.57 miles away
  1. St Kilda archipelago can be viewed from the west coast of North Uist. The viewpoint is…

    1.92 miles away
  2. At this site, situated on the southern slope of the hill, lie the remains of a Neolithic…

    2.21 miles away
  3. A beautiful reserve on the north west coast of North Uist with sandy beaches, rocky…

    2.64 miles away
  4. Vallay is a beautiful desserted tidal island and is accessible at low tide from Sollas.…

    3.32 miles away
  5. A stunning white beach and is easily accessible through the village of Hougharry.

    3.82 miles away
  6. Malacleit is a peaceful crofting village situated on the edge of Traigh Bhalaigh (Vallay)…

    4 miles away
  7. Creative artisan bookbinding and box making, influenced by the materials and colours of…

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  8. Balemore Beach and Machair is easily accessible through the village of Balemore.

    5.01 miles away
  9. The Udal is thought to have been occupied from the Neolithic Age right up to the early…

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  10. First World War memorial.

    8.44 miles away
  11. Clachan Sands beach is a stunning white sandy beach which is accessible via the village…

    8.72 miles away
  12. Reflections is part of the Uist Sculpture Trail.

    8.79 miles away
  13. Statue of the famous grizzly bear Hercules, who escaped and went on the run during…

    8.99 miles away
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