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Tarbert, Harris

Scottish Gaelic: An Tairbeart

The MV Hebrides at Tarbert pier
Tarbert is located in Outer Hebrides
 Tarbert shown within the Outer Hebrides
Language Scottish Gaelic
OS grid reference
Civil parish Harris
Council area Na h-Eileanan Siar
Lieutenancy area Western Isles
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district HS3
Dialling code 01851
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Scottish Parliament Na h-Eileanan an Iar
List of places
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]

1990 RAF air crash

On the 30 April 1990 a Royal Air Force Avro Shackleton (WR965) flying from RAF Lossiemouth and Benbecula Airport crashed near to the village, killing all ten passengers and crew on board.[5]

Tarbert War Memorial


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External links

  • Canmore - Harris, Tarbert, General site record
  • Canmore - Cnoc Na Greine, Tarbert, Harris, site record
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