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Portnalong, Highland

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Portnalong, Highland

Portnalong (Scottish Gaelic: Port nan Long) is a small village on north west of the Isle of Skye on the shore of Loch Harport. Portnalong is Gaelic for "harbour of the ships". It was founded by crofters from Lewis and Harris in 1921. Portnalong served as a refueling point for allied shipping during World War II. Also in World War II the surrounding hills were used to train the Norwegian resistance soldiers who were involved in the Norwegian heavy water sabotage.
Administrative CountyHighland
Traditional CountyInverness-shire
OS GridNG3434
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
 

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