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The St Kilda Challenge

An annual international yacht race from Lochmaddy, North Uist to St Kilda. Comann na Mara in conjunction with associated Partners.


Lochmaddy Bay | About the area

grey seal in North Uist


​Lochmaddy Bay

Latitude : 57° 36′n / Longitude 07° 10′w

The rich communities of plants and animals that live in Loch nam Madadh and its obs are internationally important. This is recognised by the marine Special Area of Conservation designation which, by working with local people, aims to conserve this Hebridean jewel for future generations.

For a guide to the marine life and shoreline of Loch nam Madadh, courtesy of Scottish Natural Heritage, visit the Comann na Mara website and explore the points of interest on the on the map. [inser]

Lochmaddy Reef Video Footage

Underwater photography taken in Loch nam Madadh (Lochmaddy Bay) reef in North Uist, Outer Hebrides.

Loch nam Madadh Reef from Comann na Mara on Vimeo.

Loch nam Madadh Maerl from Comann na Mara on Vimeo.



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