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Friday, 5 August 2011
Three Grades of Route
Eriskay, probably from the Old Norse for 'Eric's Isle', is approached from South Uist by a fast route over its ten-year old causeway. A single motor road takes traffic through the 2.5 x 1.5 mile island to the terminus for the Barra vehicular ferry. The rest of the island is accessible by mountain paths and tracks. Choose your grade and be aware of gradients as well as of otters.