26. St Michael’s of the Sea

Eriskay, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5JJ

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Constructed by the islanders themselves under the guidance of Fr. Allan McDonald using local stone, timber salvaged from wrecks and a lime mortar of burnt shells and sand in 1899-1903. The altar rests on the bow of a lifeboat washed overboard from an aircraft carrier.

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  1. St Michaels Catholic Church
    0.15 miles away
  2. Am Baile Beach

    The beach is a stunning white sandy beach and easily accessible from the village, near am…

    0.24 miles away
  3. Eriskay is famed for its Eriskay Jersey’s

    0.26 miles away

  1. Photograph © David Wilson

    In the book, The Lewis Man, two teenage brothers, Peter and…

    0.28 miles away
  2. This stunning diver species breeds on large moorland lochs in the summer and winters in…

    0.31 miles away

  3. Photograph © David Wilson

    In the book, The Lewis Man, two teenage brothers, Johnny,…

    0.7 miles away
  4. Highest point on the Isle of Eriskay at 185 metres

    0.74 miles away
  5. Beinn Scritheann is the tallest hill on Eriskay.

    0.75 miles away
  6. Prince Charles Edward Stuart's first landfall in Scotland was on the Island of Eriskay on…

    0.81 miles away
  7. This pink and white, striped funnel-shaped flower is found only here in the Outer Hebrides

    0.84 miles away
  8. Whilst exploring Eriskay, you may come accross wild Eriskay ponies.

    0.86 miles away
  9. Bonnie Prince Charlie first stepped foot on Scottish soil on this beach on 23rd July…

    0.97 miles away
  10. Stations of the Cross Interesting climb, following these images.© Copyright Barbara Carr…

    1.24 miles away
  11. Common Seals can be found in small numbers and usually present themselves on the rocks.

    1.44 miles away
  12. Kilbride House was home of Alasdair MacDonald of Boisdale. The house is no longer…

    2.17 miles away
  13. Bottlenose dolphins can be seen in the Sound of Barra.

    2.87 miles away
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