The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Two islands of the Outer Hebrides, called respectively North and South, forming part of Inverness-shire; separated by the island of Benbecula, with a population of over 3000 each; engaged chiefly in fishing.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Uist'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/u/uist.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.