Newtonferry

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Newtonferry
Old steadings at Port nan Long (2006), 176621 c7829f68-by-Bob-Jones.jpg
Old steadings at Port nan Long
Newtonferry is located in Outer Hebrides
Newtonferry
Newtonferry
Location within the Outer Hebrides
LanguageScottish Gaelic
English
OS grid referenceNF894782
Civil parish
Council area
Lieutenancy area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townISLE OF NORTH UIST
Postcode districtHS6
Dialling code01876
PoliceScottish
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
EU ParliamentScotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
Scotland
57°41′13″N 7°12′43″W / 57.687°N 7.212°W / 57.687; -7.212Coordinates: 57°41′13″N 7°12′43″W / 57.687°N 7.212°W / 57.687; -7.212

Newtonferry (Scottish Gaelic: Port nan Long, "the harbour of the ships")[1] is a small crofting community on the island of North Uist in the Western Isles of Scotland, at the end of the B893 road.[2] Newtonferry is within the parish of North Uist.[3]

A number of archaeological sites have been discovered in the vicinity.[4][5]

A ferry used to run between Newtonferry and the neighboring island of Berneray, but no longer runs since a permanent causeway was constructed between Berneray and North Uist.[6]

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  1. ^ "Scottish Parliament: Placenames, K to O" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 September 2011. Retrieved 7 June 2008.
  2. ^ "B893". Sabre. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  3. ^ "North Uist, Port Nan Long, General". Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Excavations at Newtonferry" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 7 June 2008.
  5. ^ "Port nan Long - Souterrain (Fogou, Earth House) in Scotland in North Uist". Retrieved 7 June 2008.
  6. ^ "Isle of North Uist". Retrieved 7 June 2008.

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