Benbecula The Dark Island
Known as ‘The Dark Island’ in Gaelic poetry, Benbecula lies between North and South Uist. According to legend, the isle is home to a legendary mermaid who is said to be buried here. Housing a military base, this tiny island offers one-stop shopping with local shops, eateries and coffee houses. This year, the wee isle has the honour of hosting Uist’s first annual Summer Music Festival on July 28, with headline acts including Niteworks, The Side, Manran and Tide Lines.
White shell sand beach rocky shore of Culla Bay, Benbecula.