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
Language Scottish Gaelic
English
OS grid reference NG154999
Civil parish
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ISLE OF HARRIS
Postcode district HS3
Dialling code 01859
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
Scotland
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] Tarbert has a car ferry terminal which operates to Uig on Skye.[2] 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] Very Rev Mackintosh MacKay was minister of the latter in the 1860s.

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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