Allasdale

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Allasdale
Scottish Gaelic: Allathasdal
Allathasdal - geograph.org.uk - 1363179.jpg
Machair, close to the sea at Allasdale, has Bird's Foot Trefoil and Thrift to provide some colour
Allasdale is located in Outer Hebrides
Allasdale
Allasdale
 Allasdale shown within the Outer Hebrides
Population
Language Scottish Gaelic
English
OS grid reference NF660034
Civil parish Barra
Council area Na h-Eileanan Siar
Lieutenancy area Western Isles
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ISLE OF BARRA
Postcode district HS9
Dialling code 01871
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Scottish Parliament Na h-Eileanan an Iar
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Coordinates: 57°00′04″N 7°30′07″W / 57.001°N 7.502°W / 57.001; -7.502

Allasdale (Scottish Gaelic: Allathasdal) is a settlement on Barra in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. The settlement is also within the parish of Barra,[1] and is situated on the A888 which is the island's circular main road.[2]

History[edit]

Bronze Age plough marks

In May 2007 Channel 4's archaeological television programme Time Team investigated some prehistoric remains that had first been partly exposed when storms in October 2005 had blown away some sand dunes. The site had been previously investigated in 2006 by a rescue survey funded by Historic Scotland.

Among the remains found were Bronze-Age cist burials and plough-marks, and a hamlet of Iron-Age roundhouses and a wheelhouse on a par with those at Skara Brae on the Orkney Isles.[3] The programme featuring Allasdale was first broadcast on 20 January 2008, as part of Series 15 of Time Team.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Details of Allasdale". Scottish Places. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "A888". Sabre. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  3. ^ Time Team: Barra, Western Isles - What they found

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