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Uig, Highland

The village of Uig lies at the head of the sheltered inlet of Uig Bay on the west coast of the Trotternish peninsula on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. 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. The lower courses of both of these small rivers are characterised by waterfalls.
Post townPORTREE
Administrative CountyHighland
Traditional CountyInverness-shire
OS GridNG3963
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityNorthern Scotland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01470

Uig, Highland in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Uig.-- vil., Snizort par., Skye island, Inverness-shire, on Uig Bay, 14 miles NW. of Portree; P.O., T.O.; has a steamboat pier and a hotel.

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