Luskentyre

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Luskentyre
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Luskentyre Beach
Luskentyre is located in Outer Hebrides
Luskentyre
Luskentyre
Location within the Outer Hebrides
LanguageScottish Gaelic
English
OS grid referenceNG070989
Civil parish
Council area
Lieutenancy area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townISLE OF HARRIS
Postcode districtHS5
Dialling code01859
PoliceScotland
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
EU ParliamentScotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
Scotland
57°53′02″N 6°56′38″W / 57.884°N 6.944°W / 57.884; -6.944Coordinates: 57°53′02″N 6°56′38″W / 57.884°N 6.944°W / 57.884; -6.944

Luskentyre (Scottish Gaelic: Losgaintir) is a sparse settlement on the west coast of Harris, in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Luskentyre is situated within the parish of Harris.[1] The name Luskentyre derives from Lios-cinn-tir, meaning 'headland fort', although there is no trace or local knowledge of a fort at the headland.[2] However, the headland contains the site of an old part of Luskentyre Cemetery.[3] Luskentyre Beach has been voted Britain's best beach.[4] Luskentyre is accessible from the A859, via a minor road.[5]

Wildlife in the area includes the common scoter, the velvet scoter, the Eider duck, the wigeon, the long-tailed duck, the red-breasted merganser, the great northern diver and the Slavonian grebe.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Harris, Traigh Luskentyre". Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Harris, Luskentyre". Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Harris, Luskentyre". Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Luskentyre - Isle of Harris - Western Isles". Virtual Hebrides. Retrieved 3 December 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Birdwatching in Harris". Hidden Lewis. Retrieved 22 December 2014.

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