North Uist  Inverness Shire


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

Uist, North, island and par., Outer Hebrides, Inverness-shire - par., 75,431 ac., pop. 4264; island, pop. 3371; P.O., T.O., at Lochmaddy, 65 miles SW. of Stornoway; the par. also comprises the islands of Baleshare and Illeray, Boveray, Grimisay, Heisker, Levera, Kirkibost, Mhorgay, Monach, Ronay, and Vallay; the island measures, N. and S., 17 miles in length, and from 3 to 13 miles in breadth, and consists chiefly of flat marshy moorland, traversed by a range of hills, the greatest alt. being 1133 ft. The coast is much indented, and the sea-lochs abound with fish.

North Uist through time

North 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 North Uist itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 24th October 2021

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