NF6905 : Barra: keep off the beach when it is an airport!

near to Barra Airfield, Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Great Britain

Barra: keep off the beach when it is an airport!
Barra: keep off the beach when it is an airport!
Barra's unique airport is actually the beach, so warning signs are necessary lest anyone should fancy a paddle while the airport is in operation. The terminal building is in the distance.
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
Sunday, 12 August, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 1 October, 2012
Geographical Context
Coastal  Islands  Air transport 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NF 6999 0506 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:1.0924N 7:26.3946W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NF 7000 0504
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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