South Uist  Inverness Shire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described South Uist like this:

Uist, South, island and par., Outer Hebrides, Inverness-shire - par., 90,099 ac., pop. 6078; island, pop. 3810; P.O., T.O., at Howmore, 36 miles SW. of Lochmaddy; the par. also comprises the islands of Benbecula, Calvay, Eriskay, Fladda, Grimisay, and Wiay; the island measures, N. and S., 22 miles in extreme length, and 7¾ miles in extreme breadth. The surface is flat in the N. district, while the remainder is chiefly hilly or mountainous; the highest summit, Ben More, has an alt. of 2035 ft. Black cattle are reared, but fishing is the chief employment.

South Uist through time

South Uist is now part of Eilean Siar district. Click here for graphs and data of how Eilean Siar has changed over two centuries. For statistics about South Uist itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of South Uist, in Eilean Siar and Inverness Shire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 22nd September 2021

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