Welcome Point - MacGillivrays Gift Shop

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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  • 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 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

* May-October
Mon-Friday (9am-5.00pm)
Saturday (9.30am-5.00pm)

November- April
Mon-Friday (9am-5.00pm)
Saturday (9.30am-4.00pm)

What's Nearby

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  5. Ruined Chapel dating back to the 16th Century

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  6. The current steading was built in the early 1700’s; originally the site was part of a…

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  10. Culla bay beach is a stunning white sandy beach and can be accessed from Nunton or Aird.

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  12. This small bay holds Eiders throughout the year.

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