Hushinish

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Hushinish
Scottish Gaelic: Hùisinis
Hushinish is located in Outer Hebrides
Hushinish
Hushinish
 Hushinish shown within the Outer Hebrides
OS grid reference NA990119
Council area Na h-Eileanan Siar
Lieutenancy area Western Isles
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ISLE OF HARRIS
Postcode district HS3
Dialling code 01851
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Scottish Parliament Na h-Eileanan an Iar
List of places
UK
Scotland

Coordinates: 57°59′42″N 7°05′37″W / 57.99492°N 7.093499°W / 57.99492; -7.093499

Huisinish or Hushinish (Scottish Gaelic Hùisinis) is a remote place on the west coast of Harris in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. It lies at the end of a 12 mile long single track B road. The settlement of only four houses overlooking a white sand beach with views to the Atlantic. Nearby, and to the north, lies the uninhabited island of Scarp, the location of an experimental rocket postal service in the 1930s.

The name Hushinish is derived from Old Norse and means "house headland".[1]

Hushinish slipway with view of Scarp across the water, September 2006

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Iain Mac an Tàilleir (2003). "Placenames" (pdf). Pàrlamaid na h-Alba. Retrieved 23 July 2010.