Vallay Island (Balaigh)

Sollas, Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5BX

Type:Monuments & Ruins

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Image: Bhalaigh House. Bhalaigh viewed across Traigh Bhalaigh. This vast expanse of sand dries to such an extent that at low tide cars can drive across to the island. © Copyright Calum McRoberts and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

Vallay has great beaches and machair land and a great spot for wildlife. Vallay has been deserted since 1945 when George Beveridge, then owner was killed in a boating accident. Beveridge owned Erskine Beveridge and Co. Ltd., a linen manufacturer in Dunfermline and was a keen historian and photographer, publishing a number of books.

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What's Nearby

  1. Malacleit is a peaceful crofting village situated on the edge of Traigh Bhalaigh (Vallay)…

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

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

    2.48 miles away
  1. Scolpaig Tower is a Georgian folly located near the village of Scolpaig.

    3.32 miles away
  2. Kilpheder Cross

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

    4.07 miles away
  4. Hosta beach is easily accessible from the main road at Hosta.

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

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

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

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

    6.75 miles away
  9. Balemore Beach and Machair is easily accessible through the village of Balemore.

    6.89 miles away
  10. The remains of a stronghold occupy the whole of a tiny islet in the middle of the tidal…

    7.06 miles away
  11. Loch Bhurigh is easily accessible from the machair to the south of the island.

    7.27 miles away
  12. Giant Mackaskill Monument is located ti the South of Berneray.

    7.39 miles away
  13. Barpa Langais is a neolithic chambered cairn or tomb.

    7.58 miles away
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