NF8455 : Island Flodda: postbox № HS7 79

near to Flodaigh, Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Great Britain

Island Flodda: postbox № HS7 79
Island Flodda: postbox № HS7 79
A small postbox serving this small island, just off the coast of Benbecula - we look across the Flodda Sound (Caolas Fhlodaigh) between the two. The box is emptied at 11am on weekdays and at 8:30am on Saturdays.
English/Gaelic names in the Western Isles
In around 1999, the Ordnance Survey replaced English-language placenames in the Western Isles with Gaelic-language names. Some of the more prominent features (e.g. Isle of Barra; Stornoway; Sound of Harris) do have bilingual labels but, on the whole, villages, lochs, peaks etc. generally have the Gaelic names on the modern-day mapping.

Because the English versions have a tendency not to appear on the maps any more, I have decided to use them in my image titles and, as such, a translation will be readily available from the Gaelic labelling on the map.

(NB I have not translated some of the more minor loch and river names, where I have not easily found the English version.)
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2012
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Date Taken
Monday, 13 August, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 3 September, 2012
Geographical Context
Coastal  Business, Retail, Services  Islands  Communications 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NF 8409 5521 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:28.6004N 7:16.3513W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NF 8410 5521
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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