Place:


Lochboisdale  Inverness Shire

 

In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Lochboisdale like this:

Boisdale, a hamlet and a sea-loch in South Uist parish, Outer Hebrides, Inverness-shire. The hamlet lies near the head of the sea-loch, and has a post office under Lochmaddy, with money order and savings' bank departments. The loch opens 3 miles N of the south-eastern extremity of South Uist island; penetrates upwards of 4 miles westward, to within 1½ mile of the W coast;has a very indented outline and numerous islets; is one of the best, safest, and largest harbours in the kingdom; and affords shelter to vessels in the Baltic trade under stress of weather. ...


A small half-ruined tower is at its entrance.

Lochboisdale through time

Lochboisdale is now part of Eilean Siar district. Click here for graphs and data of how Eilean Siar has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Lochboisdale itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Lochboisdale, in Eilean Siar and Inverness Shire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/22204

Date accessed: 18th September 2021


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