The sight of trees is a rare one, not only in North Uist, but all over the Outer Hebrides, so when I stumbled over a little forest in Langais, I just had to stop and take a walk.
The area is a community woodland, and some fairies seem to live here.
Hercules – the Bear.
Whilst filming an advert for Andrex in Benbecula in 1980, Hercules, a grizzly bear escaped and went on the run for just over 3 weeks! He was eventually found in North Uist – 20 miles from where he went missing – by a crofter.
He captured the imagination of the world as people followed the story with interest. The search for Hercules included the army and the navy and was followed by the world’s media.
Following his caputure, he went on to appear in the film Octupusy, the James Bond film. (Outer Hebrides)
From the Langais Woodland, I drove towards the North of North Uist and enjoyed the views along the way.
Dun an Sticir – a broch on a little island in the North of North Uist.
The dun, whose name translates loosely as ‘Fort of the Skulker’, is set in a small tidal loch at the extreme northern end of North Uist. (Britain Express)