Scolpaig

Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides

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The tower was erected in 1830 by Dr Alexander Macleod, who was the factor of the North Uist Estate. It was to provide employment for the purpose of famine relief. It is built over a Iron Age dun on a small islaet in Loch Scolpaig.
The ground round the edge of the loch can be very very boggy, especially after a period of wet weather.

Photographers Tip

Photographs taken early in the day from the lochside to the east of the tower in spring and autumn produce the best results. In good weather St Kilda can usually been seen out to the west.

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What's Nearby

  1. The folly was built on the site of an Iron Age broch by Dr Alexander Macleod in the…

    0.04 miles away
  2. Kilpheder Cross

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

    1.04 miles away
  1. The Outer Hebrides are an exceptional place to see this iconic bird, hosting one of the…

    1.3 miles away
  2. Hosta beach is easily accessible from the main road at Hosta.

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

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

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

    2.64 miles away
  6. Much slimmer and smaller than the corn bunting this bird is often breeds in reed beds.

    3.11 miles away
  7. Corn Bunting is our largest bunting. Dull streaked brown, with paler underparts, a…

    3.22 miles away
  8. Vallay is a beautiful desserted tidal island and is accessible at low tide from Sollas.…

    3.32 miles away
  9. Corncrakes are related to moorhens, coots and rails but differ from most members of the…

    3.37 miles away
  10. Adults are large and bright white, except for a yellowish head and black wingtips.

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

    3.82 miles away
  12. White Billed Diver - Balranald

    A rare passage migrant off Uist

    3.87 miles away
  13. Malacleit is a peaceful crofting village situated on the edge of Traigh Bhalaigh (Vallay)…

    4 miles away
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