Benbecula is the 'cushion' between the northern Protestant islands, and the Catholic communities of South Uist and Barra. It was dragged into the modern world more quickly than the other neighbouring islands by virtue of its military base and the need for supply routes and other facilities necessary for maintaining a military presence. These have now largely, if not totally, disappeared, but the island has been left with a legacy of unlikely institutional housing developments and, depending on ones viewpoint, the more welcome facility of an airport.
Balivanich is the main village.
Nunton is a Hamlet located just outside Balivanich
Creagorry is a small village at the south end of Benbecula
Uachdar is a village at the north end of Benbecula
Car hire is available from three locations, MacLennan's Garage, Balivanich, tel: +44 1870 602191, Ask Car Hire, Creagorry, tel: +44 1870 602818 and Laing motors, Lochboisdale tel: +44 1878 700 267 website: http://www.laingmotors.co.uk
Bed and Breakfasts
Ceann Na Pairc Guest House is located in Nunton.