Brue

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Brue
Brue road end.jpg
A view into Brue from the end of the village
Brue is located in Outer Hebrides
Brue
Brue
Brue shown within the Outer Hebrides
Language Scottish Gaelic
English
OS grid reference NB339495
Civil parish
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ISLE OF LEWIS
Postcode district HS2
Dialling code 01851
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
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UK
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58°21′14″N 6°32′56″W / 58.354°N 6.549°W / 58.354; -6.549Coordinates: 58°21′14″N 6°32′56″W / 58.354°N 6.549°W / 58.354; -6.549

Brue (Scottish Gaelic: 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] Brue is situated on a minor road which joins to the A858,[2] and is within the parish of Barvas.[3]

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 Norsemen occupation and settlement in the Outer Hebrides.[4]

The coastline at Brue is the site of various cairns, including a prehistoric one,[5][6][7] and is also near to the site of a blackhouse.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Where We Are". Comann Eachdraidh Bharabhais agus Bhrù. Archived from the original on 2 March 2009. Retrieved 8 July 2009. 
  2. ^ "A858". Sabre. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Details of Brue". Scottish Places. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Origins". Comann Eachdraidh Bharabhais agus Bhrù. Archived from the original on 23 May 2009. Retrieved 8 July 2009. 
  5. ^ "Bru". Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "Bru". Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  7. ^ "Bru". Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  8. ^ "Bru". Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 

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