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Aineval, Uig Aineval is a hill of moderate elevation overlooking Carishader in Uig. The name is said to be from the norse anni-fjall, meaning river hill. There are two rivers at its base. 38964
Loch Baravat, Uig In this small freshwater loch above Crowlista are the remains of a small dun or craggan. Legend tells us that this was at one stage used by Domhnall Cam, and in particular after a difficult boat journey when his... 65113
Loch na Cuilc Loch na Cuilc (Loch of the Reed) is situated to the back of the machair at Reef; it lives up to its name and is choked with reeds. Yes 52133
Gallan Head A high headland beyond Aird Uig at the wide entrance to Loch Roag. 38896
Reef Machair A spectacular machair situated between Kneep and Reef on the Valtos peninsula. The area is rich in archaeological remains. The machair is grazed by sheep and cattle from Reef and also features a campsite. Yes 52134
Communion Hill, Keose Glebe This is a spot on the hill below the manse in Keose. The minister used to take open air sermons from this spot and the holes for his lectern are apparently still visible. 8477
Loch Keose 39295
Roineval, Kinloch Yes 39283
Loch Dubh, Calbost 49053
Allt Miabhaig, Gliob Ceos 8478
Loch Mheacleit, Uig 65114
Bodha Ruairidh Oig, Sound of Harris Bodha Ruairidh Òig is a skerry named after lobster fisherman Roderick Ferguson of 16 Borve, Berneray. 104936
Cnoc Neill Shaighdeir, Pol an Oir Cnoc Nèill Shaighdeir is a knoll situated at Pol an Oir close to Borve crossroads, named for Neil MacAskill who lived close by, the son of Donald MacAskill, a Chelsea pensioner. 105375
Sgeir Mhic Asgaill or Bodha Iain Domhnullaich, Berneray This skerry or searock is situated to the west of Berneray, to the SSE of Manais Point. It was previously called Sgeir Mhic Asgaill. The particular MacAskill is unknown, but the skerry has more recently been named Bodha... 105867
Bodha Choinnich, Berneray Bodha Choinnich is a searock named for ferryman Kenneth Morrison of Borve and his grandson, who shared the same name. It lies off the SSW point of Ardmaree, Berneray. 105991
Bagh Choinnich, Berneray Bàgh Choinnich was named either for ferryman Kenneth Morrison (born 1861) of Ferry or for his grandfather, who had the same name. 106014
Sgeir Chaluim Iain Oig, North Uist Sgeir Chaluim Iain Òig lies to the south west of Na Craobhagan, off the coast of North Uist. It was named for fisherman Malcolm Shaw who struck it with his sail-boat. 106710
Port Magaidh Port Magaidh is a small bay to the south of Berneray, close to the home of Margaret MacMillan. 107089
Sanctuary Ford, Carinish The ford's name Fadhail na Combraig presumably relates to the sanctuary that would have surrounded Teampall na Trianaid, which lies to the north. 109043
Sruthan na Combraig, Carinish The stream Sruthan na Combraig, or Sruthan na Comraich as it is referred to in Beveridge's North Uist, may have formed the southern boundary of the sanctuary surrounding Teampall na Trianaid. 109046
Ben Scurrival, Eoligarry Yes 109638
Bealach an Od, Borve Bealach an Od lies alongside Berneray's cockle beach, An Tràigh Shrùbain. It would have been an ideal location for the horse races that once took place on the island. 113432
Sgeir Mheadhan na Traghad Sgeir Mheadhan na Tràghad lies within Borve's tidal loch, known locally as An Tràigh Shrùbain. 113433
Clach an t-Saoir Bhain, Siabaidh Clach an t-Saoir Bhàin is a light coloured rock to the west of Eilean an Dùnain, near Siabaidh. Its name means 'rock of the fair joiner or boat builder'. This story is from Sea-Names of Berneray: On this rock, the... 117369
Rubha na h-Aibhne Duibhe, North Uist Tenants of Borve, Berneray including Angus Ferguson used to gather peat at Rubha na h-Aibhne Duibhe during the 18th century. The headland was also known as the Black Point of Fidday, or simply Fiday. 117448
An t-Os, Borve, Berneray Borve's river, Abhainn Bhuirgh, enters the sea at this point, having  been diverted from its previous route in 1854. 118074
Abhainn Bhuirgh, Borve, Berneray Borve's river, Abhainn Bhuirgh, flows across the machair and the cockle beach, An Tràigh Shrùbain, to An t-Os, where it enters the sea. Before 1854, when its route was diverted south by William MacNeil, tacksman of... 118075
Sgeir a' Bhata Reothairt, Sound of Harris Sgeir a' Bhàta Reothairt is also known by the people of Berneray as An Ròbhair, the Rover. 118187
Sgeir an Tailleir, Pol an Oir Sgeir an Tàilleir is the smaller of two rocks lying off Pol an Òir. It was previously named Gillespie's Skerry for Gillespie (Archibald) Morrison, a smith who lived nearby at Pol an Òir, but later renamed after... 105413
Sgeir na Cloiche, Sound of Harris 'Skerry of the Stone' is located in the Sound of Harris, between Rangas and the Grey Skerry. It has a protruding stone, which once caused Berneray fisherman John MacLeod to end up high and dry, as observed by his... 105519

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