I said goodbye to South Uist and headed North towards Grimsay, but I had to stop in Benbecula. First for the Co-Op but then also to visit my favourite distillery in Nunton. They were closed but I took the opportunity to explore the area a bit.
Baile nan Cailleach – Nunton Chapel
The remains of a small chapel from late Medieval, pre-Reformation, date. This early early Christian site on Benbecula is still in use.
There was a monastic settlement here in the medieval period, believed locally to be a nunnery associated with Iona. The only remnant of the nunnery, if such it was, is the roofless chapel that now stands within the graveyard. (Britain Express)
On the other side of the street, behind the dunes, is a stunning beach – one of many that I would discover in these days.