See also:shire, Scotland .
See also:Uist lies S.W. of
See also:Harris (Long
See also:Island), from which it is separated about 8 m. by the Sound of Harris . The island
See also:measures 14 M. in length by 16 nu in greatest width, but the coasts are extremely indented . The highest point is Mt Eaval (1138 ft.) . The
See also:sea-lochs are Loch Maddy and Loch Eport, both on the east . On the east
See also:coast the
See also:surface is mostly swampy moorland, but on the west there is some fertile
See also:soil . The inhabitants are chiefly engaged in crofting, fishing and
See also:cattle-rearing . The principal
See also:village, Loch Maddy, is the centre of a large
See also:trade, and is a favourite resort of anglers, being a
See also:regular calling station for the steamers from
See also:Oban and Portree . The islands belonging to the
See also:parish of North Uist comprise—to the south-west Balleshare and Illeray (pop., 383), Kirkibost, Heisker (98), and the Monach
See also:group, with a lighthouse on Shillay; to the south, Grimisay (290) and Ronay; to the north-east, Levera; to the north, Boreray (118) and Vallay . South Uist has a population (1901) of 3541, an extreme length of 22 M. and an extreme width of 8 m . Towards the north-east it becomes mountainous, the highest points being Buail'a Choill (2034),
See also:Ben More (1994) and Hecla (1988) . The chief sea-lochs are Loch Boisdale, largely frequented by anglers, Loch Eynort and Loch Skiport on the east coast .
On the eastside the surface is mainly alluvial
See also:peat, broken by hills, but on the west there is a
See also:belt of productive
See also:land . Besides crofting, the inhabitants are engaged in the
See also:fisheries and cattle-raising . Steamers from Oban
See also:call regularly at the village of Loch Boisdale . The islands attached to the parish of SouthUist include, to the south, Eriskay (pop., 3478), where
See also:Charles landed on the 2nd of
See also:August 1745; to the north-east, Wiay; to the north, Grimisay, Fladda, just off the north-east
See also:shore of Benbecula, and Benbecula (pop., 1417), with an
See also:area of 40 sq. m., from which there is at low
See also:tide a
See also:ford to North and South Uist .
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