Uig: Isle of Skye
Uig is a village at the head of Uig Bay on the west coast of the Trotternish peninsula on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. In 2011 it had a population of 423.
The name is thought to be derived from the Old Norse vík, which means bay or inlet.
Uig is situated partly on the raised beach around the head of the bay and partly on the steep slopes behind it. Two watercourses enter the bay at Uig: the River Rha from the north and the River Conon, which drains Glen Uig to the east. Waterfalls characterize the lower courses of both of these small rivers.
Uig Tower is a prominent local landmark associated with the Highland Clearances.
Uig is served by the A87 road from Portree and Kyle of Lochalsh to the south and the A855 road, which runs northwards around the end of the Trotternish peninsula before also turning south to Portree. As of August 2006, Uig is accessible via intercity buses on Skye, and Scottish Citylink buses, which travel as far south as Fort William and Glasgow.
Caledonian MacBrayne ferries run from its sheltered port to Tarbert on Harris and Lochmaddy on North Uist, providing links with the Outer Hebrides.
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