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Lochmaddy, Na h-Eileanan an Iar (Loch nam Madadh)

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Lochmaddy, Na h-Eileanan an Iar (Loch nam Madadh)

Lochmaddy is the administrative centre of North Uist in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Na Madaidhean (the wolves/hounds) are rocks in the bay after which the loch, and subsequently the village, are named. Lochmaddy sits at the end of a sea inlet and, due to the rocky nature, is the only settlement of any size on the east coast — far from the villages in the more populous west of North Uist.
Post townISLE OF NORTH UIST
Administrative CountyNa h-Eileanan an Iar
Traditional CountyInverness-shire
OS GridNF9168
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryScotland
Police AuthorityNorthern Scotland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01876
 

Other names by which Lochmaddy, Na h-Eileanan an Iar (Loch nam Madadh) has been known in the past

Lochmaddy/Loch nam Madadh ~ Loch nam Madadh

Lochmaddy, Na h-Eileanan an Iar (Loch nam Madadh) in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Lochmaddy, vil., North Uist island, Outer Hebrides, Inverness-shire, on W. shore of Loch Maddy; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank; is the chief place in North Uist island, and has regular steamboat communication with Skye and the mainland.

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