Tarbert, Harris

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Tarbert
Scottish Gaelic: An Tairbeart
The MV Hebrides at Tarbert pier (geograph 2493392).jpg
The MV Hebrides at Tarbert pier
Tarbert is located in Outer Hebrides
Tarbert
Tarbert
 Tarbert shown within the Outer Hebrides
OS grid reference NG154999
Civil parish Harris
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°53′56″N 6°48′29″W / 57.899°N 6.808°W / 57.899; -6.808

Tarbert (Scottish Gaelic: An Tairbeart) is the main community on Harris in the Western Isles of Scotland. The name means "isthmus", "crossing point" or "portage", in Gaelic.[1] Tarbert has a car ferry terminal, which operates to Uig on Skye.[2] Tarbert's Church of Scotland parish church was built in 1862, and is within the parish of Harris.[3] Tarbert also has a Free Presbyterian church.[4]

1990 RAF air crash[edit]

On the 30 April 1990 a Royal Air Force Avro Shackleton (WR965) flying from RAF Lossiemouth and Benbecula Airport crashed near to the village, killing all ten passengers and crew on board.[5]

Tarbert War Memorial

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gaelic". North Harris Trust. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Uig - Tarbert - Lochmaddy". Ships of CalMac. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Harris, Tarbert, Parish Church". Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Harris, Tarbert, Free Presbyterian Church". Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Accident Description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 28 October 2011. 

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