Full travel directions to the cottage shall be emailed at the time of booking to suit your mode of travel.
As the vast majority of the Southern Islands are interlinked by causeway, there are several options for getting to us by ferry. Sailing to either, Lochboisdale, Lochmaddy, Eriskay or Berneray gives direct access by road from the respective ferry ports to the cottage.
There are direct daily sailings from Mallaig to Lochboisdale on South Uist, and from Uig on the Isle of Skye to Lochmaddy on North Uist. You can also get to us with ease from the Isle of Barra or the Isle of Harris with daily inter Island sailings from Barra to Eriskay and from Leverburgh on Harris to Berneray. Check the ‘By Air’ section below for fly/sail options.
Book your journey through www.calmac.co.uk
Check the shortcut links below for current timetables and bookings. NOTE: If the relevant timetable for your intended travel dates is not available please contact Calmac directly and they should be able to assist with booking or advising you on the required timetable information.
Uig, Isle of Skye to Lochmaddy, Isle of North Uist
Mallaig to Lochboisdale, Isle of South Uist
Isle of Barra to Eriskay inter island sailings
Isle of Harris to Berneray inter island sailings
Glasgow to Benbecula airport
Flybe operates a regular direct flight service from Glasgow to Benbecula airport, approximately 20 minutes drive from the Cottage. Book your flights at www.flybe.com
Flying from London to Benbecula is possible in less than 3 ½ hours and Flybe has a codeshare agreement with British Airways whereby flights from London and beyond can be booked at www.ba.com
Fly to the Isle of Barra & Sail to Eriskay/South Uist:
Fly from Glasgow to the Isle of Barra with Flybe and experience the unique landing on the world famous Isle of Barra airport beach. You can transfer the short route from Airport to Ferry terminal in a matter of minutes by taxi or enjoy a 90 minute tour of the Isle of Barra with an experienced local tour guide before catching the ferry for the short sailing across the sound of Barra to Eriskay. Pre booked car hire is available directly from the pier on arrival at Eriskay, ready for you to drive to the cottage at your own pace to start a memorable magical stay at The Shieling by the Bay.
Flybe also operates flights to Benbecula from Edinburgh and Inverness via Stornoway.