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Explore the Natural Beauty of Iochdar

Iochdar village is located on the Isle of South Uist, which is situated in the Western Isles of Scotland. It has many historical sights and interesting locations, in and around the village, but it is largely known as a good fishing destination in Scotland and home to one of Scotland’s largest jewelry manufacturers.

The Iochdar School also has some history connected to it, as the
building
was constructed in the year 1963. Many pupils from the surrounding
areas
such as Stilligarry, Howbeg, Lochcarnan and Peninerine attend the
school as
well as from Torlum, Ardmore and Linique. For visitors that look
forward to
exploring their destinations on foot, it is advised to inquire about
the
routes and walks that are already in existence. Most of the walks
through
the countryside are beautiful and easy to navigate, however, hikers
could
find themselves in a bit of trouble as the landscape can be somewhat
boggy
in places and some roads can be dangerous. But hiking through the
Iochdar
country is worth the effort, as hikers will be completely surrounded by
the
tranquility of nature and might be lucky enough to see some of the
wildlife
that roams the region. Nature lovers will also be able to enjoy the
beauty
of the region at the RSPB Reserve that is located approximately 12
miles
outside of Iochdor, in Balranald.

Trout fishing is another activity that attracts many visitors to
this
secluded destination in Scotland. It is also extremely popular with the
locals and with Iochdar being surrounded by so many lochs, it might
take a
day or two to find the perfect fishing spot. While waiting on the water
for
that bite, you will be rewarded by the vast variety of bird species
that can
be seen in the Iochdar area. Many rarely seen species such as the
corncrakes, various song-thrushes, golden eagles and sea eagles call
this
region home. The Kildonan Museum should also not be missed, with
stunning
exhibits of artifacts that were collected and preserved by Father John
Morrison in the 1950’s and 60’s.

Hebridean Jewellery in Iochdar manufactures exquisite pieces of
jewelry
from both gold and silver and have been decorating and designing the
world
since 1974. They concentrate mainly on Pictish and Celtic designs,
following
in the footsteps of the Celtic jewelry pioneers. The pieces vary from
earrings, brooches and neck torcs, with many being inset with
spectacular
gem-stones.