For such a small island, Eriskay has had more than its fair share of action. It was the first place Bonnie Prince Charlie set foot on British soil in 1745, and in 1941 the SS Politician ran aground and spilt its cargo of whisky onto Eriskay’s shores. You can see one of the original whisky bottles in the Politician Bar and Eriskay is the original Whisky Galore! island made famous by the film. Of course, it’s not all about history, Eriskay also has beautiful landscapes, sandy beaches and stretches of machair grassland. Look out for the Eriskay ponies, a protected rare breed with a distinctive grey coat. Eriskay is small enough to explore on foot, and it’s connected to South Uist by causeway, if you did decide to explore further.