Ben­bec­ula The Dark Is­land

The Oban Times - - Feature -

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.

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