NF7962 : Baleshare: postbox № HS6 31

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

Baleshare: postbox № HS6 31
Baleshare: postbox № HS6 31
The island's postbox stands at the very start of the island, in terms of the road which arrives on it along the causeway from North Uist.
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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Geograph (Fourth Visitor for NF7962)
Date Taken
Tuesday, 14 August, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 4 September, 2012
Geographical Context
Coastal  Business, Retail, Services  Islands  Communications 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NF 7986 6270 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:32.4417N 7:21.1547W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NF 7986 6271
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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