Stoneybridge

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Stoneybridge
The School, Staoinebrig - geograph.org.uk - 1370676.jpg
The school in Stoneybridge
Stoneybridge is located in Outer Hebrides
Stoneybridge
Stoneybridge
Stoneybridge shown within the Outer Hebrides
Language Scottish Gaelic
English
OS grid reference NF748330
Civil parish
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ISLE OF SOUTH UIST
Postcode district HS8
Dialling code 01870
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
Scotland
57°16′19″N 7°23′42″W / 57.272°N 7.395°W / 57.272; -7.395Coordinates: 57°16′19″N 7°23′42″W / 57.272°N 7.395°W / 57.272; -7.395

Stoneybridge (Scottish Gaelic: Staoinebrig) is a village on the isle of South Uist in Scotland. The Crois Chnoca Breaca standing stone is situated to the west of the village.[1][2] Stoneybridge is within the parish of South Uist and the chapel was also situated west of the settlement at Ardmichael, having been in existence prior to 1854.[3] The burial ground is still present at the site.[3]

The Scottish comedy series Absolutely used the village as the base for a recurring sketch. This portrayal of Stoneybridge was intended as a satire of local politics and the petty Bonapartism of local council leaders. The cast were unaware of the existence of a real Stoneybridge when writing the original scripts, and the Stoneybridge in the show is located near the Yetts o' Muckhart placing it in Clackmannanshire.

Access to Stoneybridge[edit]

A small country road branching from the A865 leads into Stoneybridge and past Loch Ollay before rejoining with the A865.

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