Valtos or Bhaltos (Valtos) - Isle of Lewis - Western Isles - Outer Hebrides Bhaltos is the largest village in Uig. Since 1999 the land on the Bhaltos has been owned by the community and managed by the Bhaltos Community Trusts. Just a little urther along the coast is the lovely Reef Beach and nearby is the large open UIg beach
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Borve Beach - Isle of Harris - Western Isles
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Valtos (Bhaltos) Beach - UIg
Valtos (Bhaltos) Beach
Harebells - Valtos
The lovely Valtos beach - just a little way from the Reef beach is beautiful.
The lovely Valtos beach - you often see surfers here enjoying the waves.
Nodding blue bell shaped flowers displaying in the machair at Vhaltos
The namr Valtos is derived from the Norse vald hus,meaning house of one in power. Iit is a village on the Valtos peninsula. Originally the house were quite high on the hilly cliifs overlooking the bay, however it is thought that at the end of the 18th century, this changed as there was a bad storm which wrecked the village and as a result the houses were then situated closer to the boats especially as the fishing industry grew and the houses are now downhill looking towards the sheltered waters from the Island of Pabbay.