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Gaelic: Loch Baghasdail
The A865 road through Lochboisdale (geograph 4245080).jpg
The main road through Lochboisdale
Island: South Uist
Grid reference: NF790195
Location: 57°9’14"N, 7°18’32"W
Post town: Isle of South Uist
Postcode: HS8
Dialling code: 01878
Local Government
Council: Na h-Eileanan Siar
Na h-Eileanan an Iar

Lochboisdale is the main population centre and only true village on the island of South Uist amongst the Outer Hebrides, and in Inverness-shire.

Lochboisdale is at the southern end of the A865.[1]


The town profited from the herring boom in the 19th century, and a steamer pier was built in 1880. In 1905, a mission church was built, and by 1953, steamers were connecting Lochboisdale with Oban, and with the Inverness-shire ports at Castlebay (Barra), Mallaig (Morar) and Lochmaddy (North Uist).


Lochboisdale is the ferry terminal for the island of South Uist. The pier area has undergone a transformation as the old shop and surrounding buildings were either renovated or removed to provide new housing and commercial units for rent.

Lochboisdale Hotel, built in the late 19th century as a fishing hotel, is adjacent to the ferry terminal.

Lochboisdale has a Post Office and Police Station within walking distance of the pier. There is a Free Church of Scotland in the village although most of the inhabitants of the village and of the island are Roman Catholic. A Coffee Shop and Internet Café are situated in the Post Office in Kenneth Drive at the entrance to the village of Lochboisdale

There are free yacht moorings available in Lochboisdale. Comann Seòlaidh Loch Baghasdail is the local sailing club.

There is a Coffee Shop/Café housed within the Post Office in Kenneth Drive at the entrance to the village of Lochboisdale.

See also

Outside links

("Wikimedia Commons" has material
about Lochboisdale)


  1. "A865". Sabre. http://www.sabre-roads.org.uk/wiki/index.php?title=A865. Retrieved 22 December 2014.