Barvas

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Barvas
Scottish Gaelic: Barabhas, Barbhas
Lower-barvas-from-clach.jpg
Barabhas Uarach Lower Barvas
Barvas is located in Outer Hebrides
Barvas
Barvas
 Barvas shown within the Outer Hebrides
Language Scottish Gaelic
English
OS grid reference NB360499
Civil parish Barvas
Council area Na h-Eileanan Siar
Lieutenancy area Western Isles
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ISLE OF LEWIS
Postcode district HS2
Dialling code 01851
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Scottish Parliament Western Isles
List of places
UK
Scotland

Coordinates: 58°21′32″N 6°30′47″W / 58.359°N 6.513°W / 58.359; -6.513

Barvas (Scottish Gaelic: Barabhas or Scottish Gaelic: Barbhas)[1] is a settlement, community and civil parish on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland.[2]

A photo of Bun-Sgoil Bharabhais Barvas Primary School

It developed around a road junction. The A857 and A858 meet at the southern end of Barvas.[3] 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.[4]

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.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Scottish Parliament: Placenames collected by Iain Mac an Tailleir" (PDF). 
  2. ^ "Parish of Barvas". ScotlandsPlaces. Retrieved 24 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "A857". Sabre. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Census shows Gaelic declining in its heartlands". BBC News Online. 15 November 2013. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Massive wind farm 'turned down'". BBC News Online. 25 January 2008. Retrieved 17 November 2009. 

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