Coileag a' Prionnnsa

Eriskay, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

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The' SS Politician' struck rocks near here in the Sound of Eriskay on its way to America in 1941. It was loaded with 264,000 bottles of scotch whisky.The film 'Whisky Galore" was based on this incident.

The ferry terminal for the car and passenger ferry to Barra is situated adjacent to this beach.

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A long sandy beach which lends itself very well for photography in evening light. There is a small outcrop of rocks at the south end of the beach.

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What's Nearby

  1. This pink and white, striped funnel-shaped flower is found only here in the Outer Hebrides

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  2. Prince Charles Edward Stuart's first landfall in Scotland was on the Island of Eriskay on…

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  3. Whilst exploring Eriskay, you may come accross wild Eriskay ponies.

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  1. Stations of the Cross Interesting climb, following these images.© Copyright Barbara Carr…

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  2. Common Seals can be found in small numbers and usually present themselves on the rocks.

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  3. Highest point on the Isle of Eriskay at 185 metres

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  4. Eriskay is famed for its Eriskay Jersey’s

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  5. Beinn Scritheann is the tallest hill on Eriskay.

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  6. St Michaels Catholic Church
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  7. Am Baile Beach

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

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  8. Photograph © David Wilson

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

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  9. Constructed by the islanders themselves under the guidance of Fr. Allan McDonald using…

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  10. This stunning diver species breeds on large moorland lochs in the summer and winters in…

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  11. Photograph © David Wilson

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

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  12. This ferry route runs from Eriskay to the north end of Barra. White-tailed eagles, golden…

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  13. Kilbride House was home of Alasdair MacDonald of Boisdale. The house is no longer…

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