Aird Uig

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Aird Uig
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Buildings at Aird Uig
Aird Uig is located in Outer Hebrides
Aird Uig
Aird Uig
Aird Uig shown within the Outer Hebrides
LanguageScottish Gaelic
English
OS grid referenceNB048379
Civil parish
Council area
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CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townISLE OF LEWIS
Postcode districtHS2
Dialling code01851
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FireScottish
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58°13′52″N 7°01′44″W / 58.231°N 7.029°W / 58.231; -7.029Coordinates: 58°13′52″N 7°01′44″W / 58.231°N 7.029°W / 58.231; -7.029

Aird Uig (Scottish Gaelic: Àird Ùig) is a village on the Isle of Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Aird Uig is within the parish of Uig,[1] and is situated on the C40 minor road which joins to the B8011 at Timsgarry.[2]

Aird Uig is a village of two distinctive characters. The south end is composed of a traditional crofting community whilst the north end is a composite of army barracks and buildings many of which have been converted into homes. Aird Uig village is home to a diverse and active community.[citation needed] It is situated near a bay that leads north to the Gallan Head Peninsula and has extensive views of the surrounding seascape.[citation needed]

Between 1954 and 2010, the Royal Air Force (and latterly, NATO), operated a RADAR site at Gallan Head called RAF Aird Uig. The community is now trying to open the former base to the public as an observatory, gallery and whale listening post.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Details of Aird Uig". Scottish Places. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Ice Gritting 2013/14 List of Road Priorities" (PDF). Comhairle nan Eilean Siar. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Letter to MoD over Aird Uig clean-up". The Stornoway Gazette. 24 August 2015. Retrieved 17 August 2017.

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