Amhuinnsuidhe

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Amhuinnsuidhe
Post Office and shop at Abhainn Suidhe (geograph 1926639).jpg
Post Office and shop at Amhuinnsuidhe
Amhuinnsuidhe is located in Outer Hebrides
Amhuinnsuidhe
Amhuinnsuidhe
Amhuinnsuidhe shown within the Outer Hebrides
Language Scottish Gaelic
English
OS grid reference NB043083
Civil parish
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ISLE OF HARRIS
Postcode district HS3
Dialling code 01859
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
Scotland
57°57′58″N 7°00′04″W / 57.966°N 7.001°W / 57.966; -7.001Coordinates: 57°57′58″N 7°00′04″W / 57.966°N 7.001°W / 57.966; -7.001

Amhuinnsuidhe (Scottish Gaelic: Abhainn Suidhe[1]) is a settlement on the Harris, in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. The settlement is also within the parish of Harris.[2] Amhuinnsuidhe is centred on the country house, Amhuinnsuidhe Castle, which is adjacent to the B887 road.[3][4]

Geography[edit]

Amhuinnsuidhe lies on the northern shore of West Loch Tarbert on the Isle of Harris. It is 8 miles (13 km) northwest of Tarbert. Sron Uladail, one of the highest sheer cliffs in the British Isles is located nearby.

History[edit]

Amhuinnsuidhe Castle

Amhuinnsuidhe Castle was built in 1865 for Charles Murray, 7th Earl of Dunmore.[5] The castle, as the North Harris Estate, remained in private ownership until 2003.

The 55,000-acre (220 km2) estate was transferred to community ownership in 2003, when the North Harris Trust purchasing the land in a community land purchase.[6][7] The castle and fishing rights were purchased by Ian Scarr-Hall. They are now operated as Amhuinnsuidhe Castle Estate, a sporting hotel and conference venue.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amhuinnsuidhe Castle". Amhuinnsuidhe Castle Estate. Retrieved 8 December 2007. 
  2. ^ "Details of Amhuinnsuidhe". Scottish Places. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Island Attractions". Ceol Na Mara. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "B887". Sabre. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "History". Amhuinnsuidhe Castle Estate. Archived from the original on 19 June 2006. Retrieved 10 October 2010. 
  6. ^ "North Harris Trust". Highlands and Islands Enterprise. Archived from the original on 11 September 2010. Retrieved 10 October 2010. 
  7. ^ "What We Do". North Harris Trust. Retrieved 10 October 2010. 

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