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Miavaig (Uig) / Miabhaig (Uig)

The name Miavaig is from the norse mjo vagr for 'narrow bay', which accurately describes it. It is located at the head of Valtos Glen and at the short causeway to the Valtos peninsula.

The village was during the last century a hub for Uig, consisting of the pier to which supplies were brought, with a blacksmith, post office, shop (initially on a visiting boat), tearoom and the residence of the Registrar and Inspector of the Poor, who for several decades at the end of the 19th century was James Macrae. Mr Macrae had a large house very near the shore, with an attached storeroom for provisions for the relief of the destitute. The arable land was mostly give .....more

Loch Miavaig

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