NG2196 : Scalpay: postbox № HS4 146

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

Scalpay: postbox № HS4 146
Scalpay: postbox № HS4 146
This postbox stands outside NG2196 : Scalpay: the post office and is emptied, like the other two on the island, at 9:30 each morning except Sunday.
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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Wednesday, 15 August, 2012   (more nearby)
Saturday, 8 September, 2012
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Business, Retail, Services  Islands  Communications 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NG 2155 9657 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:52.2890N 6:41.8673W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NG 2155 9657
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