Sollas, North Uist and the Outer Hebrides

Sollas is a small crofting township on the north coast of North Uist, bordered on one side by wild uplands, with views stretching from the Cuillin of Skye to the remote island of St Kilda, and on the other by flower carpeted machair leading down to deserted white sand beaches.

Sollas is a perfect base for exploring the whole of the Outer Hebrides, with their stunning scenery, abundant wildlife and rich archeology.

Dolhpins, orcas, minke whales and basking sharks all live in the seas around North Uist and can often be seen from the ferry before you’ve even set foot on the island. Boat trips are the perfect way to explore the spectacular coastline.

The Outer Hebrides are a popular destination for birdwatchers with iconic species like the White Tailed Sea Eagle, Golden Eagle and Short-eared Owl being regularly sighted; you might get lucky and see an otter or two as well.

A well stocked Coop store in Sollas will keep you supplied with the basics but if you are looking for something a little more luxurious then you’re well catered for too; you can drop in at the Salar Smokehouse and pick up some award-winning smoked salmon, book a table at Langass Lodge or just stop for coffee and cake at Taigh Chearsabhagh.