Click for Bookshop


Western Isles

A small settlement with a small harbour and a pier in the northeast of North Uist in the Outer Hebrides, Sponish (Gael: Sp˛nais) lies a half-mile (1 km) north northeast of Lochmaddy. Sponish lies on a peninsula of the same name which separates Loch Houram from Loch Maddy. The B-listed Sponish House (Taigh Sp˛nais) is a substantial three-storey property dating from the early 19th century. A seaweed processing company operated from Sponish House between 1956 and 1986. On the foreshore nearby is the Hut of the Shadows, a traditional-style building containing a camera obscura, constructed in 1997.

Use the tabs on the right of this page to see other parts of this entry arrow

If you have found this information useful please consider making
a donation to help maintain and improve this resource. More info...

By using our site you agree to accept cookies, which help us serve you better