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Barabhas Uarach Lower Barvas

Barvas (Scottish Gaelic: Barabhas) is a settlement, community and civil parish on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland.[1]

A photo of Bun-Sgoil Bharabhais Barvas Primary School

It developed around a road junction. North is the road to Ness; west takes the traveller to Carloway and the West Side; south runs the road to Stornoway. According to the 2011 Census it still has the highest concentration of Scottish Gaelic speakers in Scotland (64% of the population) with 2,037.

In the early 2000s, controversy hit the area as one of Europe's largest windfarms was planned for Barvas Moor. The Scottish Government rejected the proposals in early 2008.[2]


  1. ^ Scotland'sPlaces entry
  2. ^ "Massive wind farm 'turned down'". 25 January 2008. Retrieved 17 November 2009. 

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Coordinates: 58°21′N 6°30′W / 58.350°N 6.500°W / 58.350; -6.500