Suainaval is owned by Kirsty and Tony Wade; ably (!!) assisted at various times of the year by our three children Rachel, Alex and Megan; Living in the croft are Rose and Charlie, the authentic Eriskay ponies.
Our background is in health and fitness; Kirsty is a three times Commonwealth Games Gold medallist and represented Great Britain at two Olympic Games. Tony was her coach, training partner, timekeeper, husband etc at this time. It is also fair to say that he was usually (but not always!) several strides behind…but that’s another story !
Kirsty was selected to be a Torchbearer, carrying the Olympic Flame when the Olympic Torch Relay paid a visit to Stornoway on June 11 2012.
An ancient relic – and Kirsty!
We owned a successful Fitness Centre, near Newcastle Upon Tyne before deciding on a career change in 1998.
The area has so much to offer in terms of wildlife, flowers, walking, archaeology etc, that we think that Uig is one of the least discovered treasures of the Hebrides. More about some of these joys later. We are a no smoking house – but we do have a great patio, which is perfect for having a fag if you feel the need!
Suainaval opened in June 1999, after we fell in love with Uig, it’s people and the amazing combination of sea, sand and hills.