NG2196 : Scalpay: the post office

near to Ceann a Bh?igh, Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Great Britain

Scalpay: the post office
Scalpay: the post office
The island's post office incorporates a small store but is separate from the village's main grocery store, a few hundred yards away. It is closed at present because it is morning-only on a Wednesday, but otherwise operates standard 9 to 5:30 hours.
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
Wednesday, 15 August, 2012   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 8 September, 2012
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Business, Retail, Services  Islands 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NG 2155 9657 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:52.2890N 6:41.8673W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NG 2154 9656
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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