On the Scottish island of North Uist, discover Lochmaddy, a former 18th-century herring fishing port that became a significant ferry port in 1834. The island has exceptional prehistoric sites, including Barpa Langais, a giant chambered cairn, and Na Fir Bhreige - “The False Men” - a set of three standing stones. The community art centre Taigh Chearsabhagh is also a major artistic and cultural meeting point. Simultaneously an art centre, museum, shop and café, it is a member of the Uist Sculpture Trail. You will fall under the spell of the splendid scenery of the Balranald Nature Reserve, its large sandy beaches, its rocky coastline, and its dunes and marshes. It is a refuge for many migrating birds, so you will perhaps be lucky enough to observe turnstones, sandpipers and Greenland barnacle geese.