The MV Hebrides at Tarbert pier
|OS grid reference|
|• Edinburgh||191 mi (307 km)|
|• London||515 mi (829 km)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||ISLE OF HARRIS|
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. The isthmus, between the sea lochs West Loch Tarbert and East Loch Tarbert, joins south Harris to north Harris and Lewis. In 1981 it had a population of 503.
Tarbert's Church of Scotland parish church was built in 1862, and is within the parish of Harris. Tarbert also has a Free Presbyterian church. The Very Rev Mackintosh MacKay was minister of the latter in the 1860s.
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