The website for the Uist-wide Art on the Map studio trail and directory of Uist artists and makers is now live at www.uistarts.org.
Archive for the ‘Local services’ Category
Uist Archaeology, comprising Kate MacDonald and Becky Rennell, now have a website at www.uistarchaeology.com where you can find out about Kate and Becky and the services they offer across Barra and the Uists, view a gallery of archaeological sites and be kept up to date with news and events.
Hebridean Graphics is a graphic design and sign-making business based on North Uist and serving the local area and beyond. Lorraine Burke, who runs the business, designs corporate identities, logos, signage, vehicle graphics, leaflets and brochures. The new Hebridean Graphics website, designed by Lorraine and implemented by us, showcases her portfolio.
The Outer Hebrides Soap Shack now has an online shop. It sells soaps, bath bombs, bath melts and a range of gift boxes – perfect for Christmas presents – all handmade on the island of South Uist. Delivery is worldwide, or select the “local pickup” option if you live locally and would prefer to collect your order in person.
The islands of South Uist, Benbecula and Eriskay offer some of the finest trout and salmon fishing in Europe, the unique combination of machair and hill lochs providing a varied and challenging environment that will suit beginners and experienced fishermen alike. The new South Uist Fishing website brings together all the information you need to plan a fishing trip to the area, including where to stay, loch grid references and how to obtain permits and book boats and ghillies. Visit the website for further details.
Nunton Steadings on Benbecula is a centre for food, culture, media and the arts in the Uists. The Steadings is located in the middle of the Uists, close to both Balivanich (Benbecula) airport and a white sandy beach.
Its new website is intended to keep locals and visitors informed about events at the Steadings, from open mic nights and concerts to films and exhibitions – subscribe to the RSS feed and have updates delivered direct to your desktop! Or let people know what you thought of an event by leaving a comment.
There is a growing gallery of photographs, and a link to Radio Nunton, the internet radio station. The website also describes the extensive facilities on offer, including the tearooms and shop, wireless broadband internet access and audio-visual equipment, and gives a short history of the building and its owners. There is an online form for booking the Steadings for functions. More content will be added by Phil and Mairi at the Steadings over time.
Visit the website: www.nuntonsteadings.com … then visit the centre. (Highly recommended by Nice Wee Sites: superb homemade lemon curd, available in the shop.)
Very impressed with the site, a big thank you from Nunton Steadings. – Phil Ladyman, Nunton Steadings. It’s so clean and easy to move around and one of the best sites I have seen for being attractive to the eye. It portrays a high class image. – Angie Johnson
The UCVO (Uist Council for Voluntary Organisations) assists voluntary groups and organisations throughout the Uists in procedural, funding and legal issues. Their website contains a growing collection of content, covering these issues, of relevance to groups in islands from Berneray in the north to Eriskay in the south.
Nice Wee Sites created a Content Management System that allows UCVO staff to create and amend all of the content. For example, groups based in the Uists can submit their details via a fill-in form on the website; UCVO staff then take this information, check and amend it, and add it to the website.
Clean cut and easy to use, our website has become an important and vital asset for our communication with the voluntary groups on the Uists. Supported by the professionalism of John and Ruth we would recommend their service to all. – Helena Coxshall, UCVO. UCVO are extremely happy with the quality and design of our website.
We have had lots of positive feedback on how easy it is to use. – Eilidh Cameron, UCVO.
The Outer Hebrides Website Search uses Google to search across a range of sites to do with the Western Isles.
Searches are limited to a number of Outer Hebrides websites (e.g. the Comhairle, several community websites, some local groups and various Outer Hebrides cultural and musical societies). The outcome should be a smaller, but more relevant and local, set of results.
Try it out using the name of your community or anything local at all! Visit the nice wee site (www.hebridean.info) for more details.
The Uist Wholefoods Co-operative enables inhabitants of the Uists – from Berneray to Eriskay – to buy organic, vegetarian and fair trade products that are difficult to source elsewhere on the islands.
Customers can choose from an impressive range of products – from flours and beans to chocolate and seaweed – on a monthly basis, and have their orders delivered to their doors.
To learn more, visit their nice wee site (www.uistwholefoods.com) where you can find the latest news and all the information you need to place an order. There is also a collection of recipes, book reviews and product reviews, which will become a useful resource as it grows.
It’s inviting, informative and easy to use. I especially like the recipes and comments section which makes it more ‘real’! – Angela Monk, Uist Wholefoods Co-operative.