Welcome to Uig on the isle of Skye - Eilean a' Cheň

The village of Uig is located on Skye's stunning Trotternish peninsular.  We are in a beautiful protected bay.  There are lovely walks around the village taking in waterfalls, woodlands and cliff-tops.  We are lucky to have amazing land and seascapes on our doorstep including the Fairy Glen which is an unusual miniature landscape of grassy, cone-shaped hills and the turret shaped rock called Ewen's castle.

We have good restaurants, a lively bar, hotels, bed and breakfast accommodation, a campsite, shops, a petrol station, a pottery, brewery, bike hire, boat trips, ferry service to the Western Isles and a local and mainland bus service.

Uig hosts lots of wildlife including buzzards, herons, oyster catchers and a resident sea otter and seal in varied habitats that include mature woodland, open moors and coasts.

  

Uig is a great base from which to explore Skye.   On the Trotternish peninsula we have the spectacular rock formations of the Quiraing, the Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock and the Trotternish ridge.  There are plenty of historic structures including castles, forts and standing stones.  There is a beautiful beach with dinosaur footprints.  The ferry in Uig runs to the Outer Hebrides. 

Uig is Norse for a sheltered bay and is often warm and dry when there is rain further south.   The 300-400 people who live in Uig make their livings from fishing, crofting (usually part-time), tourism and the ferry.   Around the bay are several crofting townships including Cuil, Rha and Idrgill. The surrounding townships include Glenconon, Sheader, Earlish, Cuidreach and Glenhinnisdal.  The rivers Rha and Conon flow into the bay through wooded gorges.  The woodland is managed by the Woodland Trust and is one of the few areas of ancient woodland left in Skye.