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Uig from Ferry Pier

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Panorama showing Uig bay on the Isle of Skye. This picture was taken from the end of the ferry pier at Uig, giving a good view of the surrounding bay.


Uig from Ferry Pier - Skye visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Uig from Ferry Pier' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Highland.

Uig lies on the western side of the Totternish Peninsula on Skye, and is an important stepping stone to the Western Isles with regular ferries to Lochmaddy on North Uist and Tarbert on Harris. It is built around Uig Bay, at the entrance to Rha Glen, and still has an active fishing port.

The ferries are very much the focus of Uig, but the village also contains Uig Potter and Skye Brewery (well known for their 'Red Cuillin' bitter), which are both worth a visit. To the south of Uig is Captain Fraser's Folly, a tower built on the hills overlooking the bay in the 1890's. For visitors, there is the Ferry Inn, which provides food, the Uig Hotel and several Bed & Breakfast places for accommodation, a petrol station and small shop.

For those interested in ancient sites, there is a cairn and remains of an old burial site on the bay, and to the north, on the eastern slopes of Creag Liath, are the remains of old hut circles and field systems. More hut circles can be found along the River Rha further up Rha Glen.

Uig is only 6 miles from the Quiriang Pass, and a great place from which to base walking.


Uig is 9.3 miles from Staffin via the Quirang (Cuith-Raing) Pass. It is 8 miles from Kilmaluag at the northern end of Totternish (A855), and 15 miles north of Portree on the A87.

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