Luskentyre

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Luskentyre
Luskentyre - geograph.org.uk - 1761873.jpg
Luskentyre Beach
Luskentyre is located in Outer Hebrides
Luskentyre
Luskentyre
Luskentyre shown within the Outer Hebrides
Language Scottish Gaelic
English
OS grid reference NG070989
Civil parish
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ISLE OF HARRIS
Postcode district HS5
Dialling code 01859
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
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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