NB1941 : Kirivick: postbox № HS2 57

taken 8 years ago, near to Ciribhig, Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Great Britain

Kirivick: postbox № HS2 57
Kirivick: postbox № HS2 57
This postbox stands alongside a design of bus shelter possibly unique to the Isle of Lewis. The postbox is an ordinary Elizabeth II-reign one on a metal pole, in common with the great majority of Western Isles boxes. It is emptied at 10:45 each weekday and Saturday morning.
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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Date Taken
Thursday, 16 August, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 9 September, 2012
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Business, Retail, Services  Roads, Road transport  Communications 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NB 1984 4182 [10m precision]
WGS84: 58:16.5262N 6:46.8282W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NB 1984 4183
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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