NG1793 : Plocropol: Loch Plocropol and a welcome sign

taken 8 years ago, near to Ceann-na-Cleithe, Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Great Britain

Plocropol: Loch Plocropol and a welcome sign
Plocropol: Loch Plocropol and a welcome sign
The sign welcoming drivers to Plocropol stands right alongside the loch of the same name.
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
Friday, 17 August, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 6 January, 2013
Geographical Context
Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Roads, Road transport 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NG 1760 9383 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:50.6688N 6:45.6539W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NG 1762 9388
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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