Tarbert, Harris

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Tarbert
The MV Hebrides at Tarbert pier (geograph 2493392).jpg
The MV Hebrides at Tarbert pier
Tarbert is located in Outer Hebrides
Tarbert
Tarbert
Tarbert shown within the Outer Hebrides
LanguageScottish Gaelic
English
OS grid referenceNG154999
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Council area
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CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townISLE OF HARRIS
Postcode districtHS3
Dialling code01859
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57°53′56″N 6°48′29″W / 57.899°N 6.808°W / 57.899; -6.808Coordinates: 57°53′56″N 6°48′29″W / 57.899°N 6.808°W / 57.899; -6.808

Tarbert (Scottish Gaelic: An Tairbeart) is the main community on Harris in the Western Isles of Scotland. The name means "isthmus", "crossing point" or "portage", in Gaelic.[1] The isthmus, between the sea lochs West Loch Tarbert and East Loch Tarbert, joins south Harris to north Harris and Lewis.

Tarbert has a car ferry terminal which operates to Uig on Skye.[2] The short A868 joins the terminal to the north-south A859 road.

Tarbert's Church of Scotland parish church was built in 1862, and is within the parish of Harris.[3] Tarbert also has a Free Presbyterian church.[4] The Very Rev Mackintosh MacKay was minister of the latter in the 1860s.

Preceding station   Ferry   Following station
Terminus   Caledonian MacBrayne
Harris Ferry
  Uig

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gaelic". North Harris Trust. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Uig - Tarbert - Lochmaddy". Ships of CalMac. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Harris, Tarbert, Parish Church". Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Harris, Tarbert, Free Presbyterian Church". Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Retrieved 18 December 2014.

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