Bayble

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Bayble
Scottish Gaelic: Pabail
Pabail.jpg
Pabail
Bayble is located in Outer Hebrides
Bayble
Bayble
 Bayble shown within the Outer Hebrides
Language Scottish Gaelic
English
OS grid reference NB523316
Civil parish Stornoway
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°12′14″N 6°12′54″W / 58.204°N 6.215°W / 58.204; -6.215

Bayble (Scottish Gaelic: Pabail) is a large village in Point (An Rubha), on the Isle of Lewis, 6 miles (10 km) east of the town of Stornoway.[1] Bayble is also within the parish of Stornoway.[1]

There are around 400 people living in Bayble.[citation needed] It is separated into Upper and Lower Bayble by a burn at the bottom of the valley. Upper Bayble (Scottish Gaelic: Pabail Uarach) had a community shop, Murdo's, which has now closed after 44 years of service.[citation needed] Upper Bayble has produced three internationally recognised writers of poetry and prose, Iain Crichton Smith, Derick Thomson and Anne Frater.[citation needed] The former writing predominantly in English and the latter two writing almost exclusively in Gaelic. Lower Bayble (Scottish Gaelic: Pabail Iarach) is a seaside crofting township. The village overlooks Bayble Bay (Bàgh Phabail), with Bayble Island (Eilean Phabail) at the south end and Eilean a' Chàise to the north.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Overview of Bayble". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 26 June 2009. 

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