NF6905 : Barra: a flight about to take off

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

Barra: a flight about to take off
Barra: a flight about to take off
Barra's is the only airport in Britain which uses a beach for a runway. Here, we see a Flybe flight about to take off, with the wind sock in the background.
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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Sunday, 12 August, 2012   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 2 October, 2012
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Coastal  Islands  Air transport 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NF 6954 0587 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:1.5077N 7:26.9010W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NF 6970 0520
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