Stòras Uibhist is working to develop the South Uist Estate as an exceptional outdoor tourism destination.
The Estate already boasts some of Europe’s finest wild game trout and salmon fishing lochs as well as offering an exceptional stalking experience of the pure red deer herd. The Old Tom Morris links course at Askernish was restored in 2008 and has been tagged as ‘the most natural links course in the world’.
These outdoor pursuits already provide enormous visitor appeal and Stòras Uibhist strives to further develop and market the potential to build on these activities and increase the range of activities on offer.
Fishing opportunities can be exploited further by adding East coast hill lochs and more lochs on Benbecula to the portfolio.
Archaeology has the potential to become a valuable economic and social asset on the Estate. We have a range of fantastic sites that have provided a wealth of information about island life over several millennia. Sites include Cladh Hallan Mummies and Roundhouses as well as various castles, cairns and chapels.
Over the last few decades, large research excavations have produced exceptional collections of artefacts. However, we currently lack the required facilities to display these collections. Significant investment is required in order to realise this potential and Stòras Uibhist will continue to investigate resources and ways in which our archaeology can be exploited as a draw for visitors.
As well as market and promoting Askernish Golf Course, the Askernish Development Manager’s remit includes the promotion of the South Uist Estate as a tourism destination and to work with tourism providers across the Estate and beyond to achieve its full potential.