The Gatliff Hostel at Howmore in South Uist requires renovations and an appeal has been launched. It's for £47,000 and the money will help the organisation continue its work in attracting people, especially the young, to the Western Isles. The hostel opened here in 1965 and, like all buildings in this historic village on the machair shore, it has to withstand constant weathering. The Gatliff Hebridean Hostels Trust is responsible for three hostels - the others are at Berneray, North Uist, and Rhenigidale, North Harris.
Scottish Islands Explorer - weathers the years as well