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Clachan, Na h-Eileanan an Iar

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Clachan, Na h-Eileanan an Iar

A clachan is a type of small traditional settlement common in Ireland and Scotland until the middle of the 20th century. Originally kirktowns, today they are usually defined as small villages lacking a church, post office, or other formal building. Their origin is unknown, but it is likely that they are of a very ancient root, most likely dating to medieval times.
Administrative CountyNa h-Eileanan an Iar
Traditional CountyInverness-shire
OS GridNF7746
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityNorthern Scotland

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