NB4232 : Stornoway: postbox № HS1 175

near to Stornoway/Steòrnabhagh, Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Great Britain

Stornoway: postbox № HS1 175
Stornoway: postbox № HS1 175
An unusual postbox in the porch of NB4232 : Stornoway: the main post office, replacing the former postbox in the outside wall of the building.
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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Thursday, 16 August, 2012   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 9 September, 2012
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Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre  Communications 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NB 4244 3283 [10m precision]
WGS84: 58:12.5247N 6:23.1818W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NB 4244 3283
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