Why not use Grianaig as the base for your journey into local history...Are you visiting Grianaig to explore your heritage? Keen to find out more about where you've come from, walk where your ancestors walked? The Uist machair is home to a variety of archaeological digs and offer a fascinating insight into the early history of the island settlers. You are welcome to visit the digs and come to your own conclusions, or take a guided tour with Uist Archaeological Walks.
Archaeology & History
Keen to learn about the Gaelic culture, then take part in Ceolas- the annual Gaelic summer music festival. Although Gaelic is the main language of the festival, folk come from all corners of the globe to retrace their ancestors steps or to have fun learning the language or attending the ceilidhs- so you can take part or simply watch the fun unfold.
If you'd like to learn more about South Uist's history then you need to make sure these are on your 'must see' list! First up has to be a visit to Kildonan Museum where, alongside the arts & crafts and cafe, you'll find out all about the area, from Clanranald to the SS Politician- the real Whisky Galore! Visit the Flora MacDonald Monument, she of the 'Skye Boat Song', and imagine her cunning in helping the last royal Stuart Claimant, Bonnie Prince Charlie, escape.
Music & Culture