NF7003 : Northbay: signage on the A888

near to Bgh Thiarabhagh, Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Great Britain

Northbay: signage on the A888
Northbay: signage on the A888
One of Britain's few truly circular roads, the A888 circuits the island of Barra. Here at Northbay, directions are given towards Castlebay in both directions - although no distances are given, there isn't much in it.
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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Sunday, 12 August, 2012   (more nearby)
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Monday, 1 October, 2012
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Islands  Roads, Road transport 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NF 7039 0318 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:0.1008N 7:25.8536W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NF 7040 0320
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