Harbours

Uig harbour

 

Uig harbour

 

Uig is situated on Skye’s North Coast on the shores of Loch Snizort. The approaches are clear with no outlying dangers. The cliffs of Scuidburgh to the north side of the harbour offer an excellent radar target.

Uig is the main ferry terminal for the Uists and Harris.

Main fish landings at Uig include prawns (nethrops), brown crabs, scallops and a quantity of farmed salmon.  Visiting yachts can get a good anchorage to the North of the pier and gain access to the landing steps.

Harbour details

Position

Latitude  57° 35.33’ North
Longitude  06° 22.28’ West

VHF Channel 8

Harbour area 

All waters below the level of MHWS in Uig Bay commencing at:

  1. Ru Idrigill – Latitude 57° 35.109’ N, Longitude 06° 23.611’ W; thence in a S’ly direction for a distance of 1,700 metres to:
  2. Ru Chorachan – Latitude 57° 34.199’ N, Longitude 06° 23.565’ W; on the level of MHWS

Information on this website is not to be used for navigational purposes. Harbour Masters should always be contacted prior to vessels approaching the harbour. 

Resources

  •   Ro-Ro linkspan
  •   2 Tonne forklift
  •   Plate Ice
  •   Marine gas oil
  •   Lube oils
  •   Waste oil reception and disposal facilities

Facilities

Ro-ro ferry pier

Minimum depth 3m. The hydraulic linkspan is tested to 120 tonnes. This pier should only be used with Harbourmasters permission and be cleared fifteen minutes before the arrival of the ferry.

Fishery pier

This general purpose berth is used for fuelling, landing fish, watering and storing; depths from 2.7 metres minimum.

Fishery berth

Used for mooring vessels, loading timber and repair work. Depths from 1.4m to 3m alongside.

Drying berth

Allows inspections to be made, availability is by arrangement with the Harbour Master.

Slipway

Dries and is used for small leisure craft.

Types of vessel

  • Fishing vessels
  • Ferries
  • RNLI
  • Customs cutters
  • Fishery protection vessels
  • Leisure
  • Royal Navy

Harbour personnel

Iain MacLeod (Assistant Harbour Master)

Iain Staffin MacLeod (Harbour Master Assistant)

 

 

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