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Isle of South Uist

South Uist

Land of Eagles walk

RSPB Loch Druidibeg Community Reserve, South Uist

Thursday 29 June at 10am


Walk starts at the car park 

Duration: 1.5 hours 

Terrain: Rough terrain, stout footwear recommended

Discover the fantastic moorland habitat of Loch Druidibeg. Loch Druidibeg is one of the best places in Uist to see both golden and sea eagles, alongside hen harriers, short-eared owls, merlin and rare divers as well as a wonderfully rich variety of plants. No booking required

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Nature Writing Workshop: Woodland Wonders with Vanessa Wright

Loch Druidibeag Local Reserve, South Uist. Meet at the reserve carpark

Monday 26 June at 1pm - 3pm


10 spaces so booking is essential. Contact to book 

Suitable for adults and children aged 10+.

Duration: 2 hours

Terrain: Access to the event requires a short 10min walk to the woodland area and stout footwear recommended and waterproofs in case of inclement weather.

Come and join us at Loch Druidibeg, South Uist, for an afternoon workshop on nature writing. This is a relaxed and friendly workshop where the woodland environment will be our inspiration.

You can expect to:
- Explore different aspects of nature around the woodland reserve.
- Hear some examples of nature writing.
- Try out some creative writing exercises for yourself.

Our host for the event is Vanessa Wright. Vanessa stays in Lochboisdale and loves to write about the Hebrides. She gave up corporate life during the pandemic, taking the plunge to follow her passion for wildlife. Recently finishing a Masters in Nature and Travel Writing, she has been announced as a Runner-Up in the BBC Countryfile New Nature Writer of the Year competition and has been featured in Bird Watching, Simple Things and Country Walking magazines. She most enjoys writing about birds, butterflies and beachcombing.

The Gaelic names of Birds Walk - Ainmean Gaidhlig na h-Eoin

Daliburgh, South Uist, meet at Cnoc Soilleir, Daliburgh, South Uist

Thursday 29 June from 1pm -2:30pm


No booking needed

Suitable for Adults and children aged 10+. Stout footwear and waterproof clothing recommended for inclement weather. You may wish to bring binoculars or a camera. 

Duration: 1.5 hours 

Terrain: Outdoor weather clothing and footwear recommended

Join Shona MacLellan from the RSPB to spot local birds and learn more about the Gaelic names of birds in the Outer Hebrides and what those names can tell us about them. During this walk participants could see or hear a wide range of species from lapwings, oystercatchers, sand martins and many more . This workshop is delivered in bilingually and all levels of Gaelic speaking abilities welcome.

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