Vallay Island (Balaigh)

Sollas, Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5BX

Type:Monuments & Ruins

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Image: Bhalaigh House. Bhalaigh viewed across Traigh Bhalaigh. This vast expanse of sand dries to such an extent that at low tide cars can drive across to the island. © Copyright Calum McRoberts and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

Vallay has great beaches and machair land and a great spot for wildlife. Vallay has been deserted since 1945 when George Beveridge, then owner was killed in a boating accident. Beveridge owned Erskine Beveridge and Co. Ltd., a linen manufacturer in Dunfermline and was a keen historian and photographer, publishing a number of books.

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  1. This dumpy looking finch with prominent white flashes in the wing can often be found on…

    1.44 miles away
  2. Sollas beach is a stunning white sandy beach and eaily accessible from the village of…

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

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

    2.11 miles away
  2. The Common Buzzard is sometimes described as "The Tourists Eagle". A commonly seen bird…

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

    2.29 miles away
  4. The Udal is thought to have been occupied from the Neolithic Age right up to the early…

    2.48 miles away

  5. Photograph © David Wilson

    Sollas beach is featured in The Chessmen as the location of…

    2.59 miles away
  6. The Cuckoo is often seen along the fence running along the edge of Ben Risary plantation.

    3.08 miles away
  7. Scolpaig Tower is a Georgian folly located near the village of Scolpaig.

    3.32 miles away
  8. The folly was built on the site of an Iron Age broch by Dr Alexander Macleod in the…

    3.34 miles away
  9. Medium sized, sandy brown, day flying owl.

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

    3.69 miles away
  11. Surrounded by rolling moorland and young plantations this is a hotspot for hen harriers…

    3.77 miles away
  12. Kilpheder Cross

    3.81 miles away
  13. This rusty brown, pigeon-sized game bird occurs on the moorland either side of the road.

    3.81 miles away
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