Eriskay is famous for many things including 'Eriskay Love Lilt', the Eriskay pony, the Eriskay jersey (made without any seams) and it is the real 'Whisky Galore' island because it was just off Eriskay that the S.S. Politician ran aground with its famous cargo.
There is a well stocked shop in Eriskay, a community centre and the Politician Lounge Bar (named after the ship).
The Roman Catholic church of St. Michael's sits on a hill overlooking the main village on Eriskay. It celebrated it centenary in 2003 having been built by Fr. Allan MacDonald in 1903. The site of the old church is marked by a memorial garden.