Otternish

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Otternish
Scottish Gaelic: Otairnis
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MV Loch Portain moored for the night at Otternish.
Otternish is located in Outer Hebrides
Otternish
Otternish
 Otternish shown within the Outer Hebrides
OS grid reference NF906794
Civil parish North Uist
Council area Na h-Eileanan Siar
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ISLE OF NORTH UIST
Postcode district HS6
Dialling code 01876
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Scottish Parliament Na h-Eileanan an Iar
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UK
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Coordinates: 57°41′53″N 7°11′35″W / 57.698°N 7.193°W / 57.698; -7.193

Otternish is the former North Uist terminal for the ferry to Berneray, in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland.[1] The slipway lies 6 miles (10 km) north of Lochmaddy, and is situated within the parish of North Uist.[2] Otternish is situated on the B893,[3] and when the Berneray causeway was completed in December 1998, the slipway was no longer needed. Ancient human remains were found here in 1870.[2][4] At a site 50 yards to the north of the discovery, a Viking ship burial was also found in the early 20th century.[5]

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