MacGillivrays Gift Shop - Welcome Point

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

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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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Awards

  • 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 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

* 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. An iconic structure built in the early 1970s to service the RAF station in Balivanich.

    0.05 miles away
  2. Teampull Chaluim Chille

    Ruins of Teampull Chaluim Chille to the east of Balivanich.

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

    0.78 miles away
  1. This elusive, grey and brown bird is slightly smaller than a moorhen and found around…

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

    1.11 miles away
  3. Teampull Mhoire

    Ruined Chapel dating back to the 16th Century

    1.18 miles away
  4. The current steading was built in the early 1700’s; originally the site was part of a…

    1.28 miles away
  5. Long Tailed Duck - Culla Bay

    The long-tailed duck is a small, neat sea duck. They have small round heads and steep…

    1.34 miles away
  6. 27th April 1746. The Captain of Clanranald at Nunton House hears news of the Prince's…

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

    1.44 miles away
  8. This sleek, elegant bird with a silvery body, slender wings and elongated tail streamers…

    1.96 miles away
  9. This small bay holds Eiders throughout the year.

    2.05 miles away
  10. Often encountered at the roadside during the morning and late evenings from May - July.

    2.21 miles away
  11. This is our smallest bird of prey with males appearing a dashing, steel blue compared…

    2.28 miles away
  12. Only owl species often seen in broad daylight

    2.28 miles away
  13. Males are ghostly grey whilst the females and youngsters are brown with a conspicious…

    2.28 miles away
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