South Uist

South Uist (Scottish Gaelic: Uibhist a Deas) is an island of the Outer Hebrides in Scotland. In the 2001 census it had a usually resident population of 1,818. There is a nature reserve and a number of sites of archaeological interest, including the only location in Great Britain where prehistoric mummies have been found. The population is about 70% Roman Catholic. The island, in common with the rest of the Hebrides, is one of the last remaining strongholds of the Gaelic language in Scotland. In 2006 South Uist, and neighbouring Benbecula and Eriskay were involved in Scotland's biggest community land buyout to date. In the north west there is a missile testing range. Its inhabitants are known in Gaelic as "Deasaich" (Southerners).

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Calum Maclean
... Duncan MacDonald, Donnchadh Mac Dhòmhnaill 'ic Dhonnchaidh, (1882–1954), from Peninerine in South Uist, Angus (Barrach) MacMillan (1874–1954), from Griminish in Benbecula and John (The Bard) MacDonald (1876–19 ... the collection was made in the Western Isles (in South Uist, Benbecula and Barra) and on the mainland Scottish Highlands ... and died in the Sacred Heart Hospital, Daliburgh, South Uist, Scotland ...
Religion In The Outer Hebrides - Catholicism in The Hebrides
... South Uist, the second-most populated of the Outer Hebrides, was 72.2% Catholic while Barra was even moreso at 80.2% Catholic ... CAS Ward Island(s) % Catholic Daliburgh and Eriskay South Uist/Eriskay 82.3 Barra and Vatersay Barra/Vatersay 79.3 Loch Eynort South Uist 68.1 Eochar South Uist/Benbecula ...
South Uist - Notable Residents
... Danny Alexander (1972-) the Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament lived at West Geirnish on South Uist for three years as a child ...
Benbecula - Geography - Settlements
... offices and the administrative centre for the artillery deep sea firing range on South Uist, which is managed by QinetiQ ... The township of Lionacleit is also an important one, housing the Uists' main secondary school, which also doubles as a community centre containing a swimming pool, cafeteria, sports facilities, a small. 1 mile from its junction with the north-south spinal road at Creagorry ...
... is a hamlet and community on the west coast of the island of South Uist, in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland ... of several crofting settlements in the north-west of South Uist, and is located 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) west of the A865 road ... Iochdar is part of the 93,000 acres (38,000 ha) South Uist Estate, which was the subject of Scotland's largest community land buyout in 2006, and is now run by Stòras Uibhist ...

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