Brue

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Brue
Scottish Gaelic: Brù
Brue road end.jpg
A view into Brue from the end of the village
Language Scottish Gaelic
English
Council area Na h-Eileanan Siar
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town STORNOWAY
Postcode district HS2
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Scottish Parliament Western Isles
List of places
UK
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Brue (Brù) is a village on the Isle of Lewis in the West Side district, in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. It is a crofting township and it is composed of two areas: Am Baile Staigh, which is nearer the coast, and Pàirc Bhrù, which runs towards the moor. In total it covers a road distance of 2.5 km.[1] The name Brue is an anglicised form of the Scottish Gaelic Brù which in turn comes from an Old Norse word which is believed to have meant bridge; this reflects the centuries of Viking occupation and settlement in the Outer Hebrides.[2]

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Coordinates: 58°21′15″N 6°32′55″W / 58.35417°N 6.54861°W / 58.35417; -6.54861