South Uist offers some of the best game fishing for wild brown trout, seatrout and salmon in Europe. Click on our links page for details on how to organise fishing in south uist
Short Eared Owl, hen harrier and golden eagle have all been spotted quartering the ground in front of the house. The short-eared owl often sits on the big fence post just a few meters from the front living room window. The redshank is also seen sitting on the fenceposts. Later on in the year, at dusk, snipe are seen quite often in the garden. Stonechat, sparrows and starlings are all seen around the house. The starlings have seemed to take up residence in the chimney, and can be seen bringing food to their young!
Take a short walk to the machair through the township of Garrynamoine and listen to that most enigmatic machair bird - the corncrake. If you are very lucky you might catch a glimpse of him in the irises. Arriving at the machair, listen to the skylark's beautiful song, as he flies high in the sky. On the shore numerous waders can be seen including the ringed plover. Looking out onto the Atlantic, cormorants, gannets and skuas can all be seen in full flight.