Hushinish

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Hushinish
Hushinish is located in Outer Hebrides
Hushinish
Hushinish
Location within the Outer Hebrides
OS grid referenceNA990119
Council area
Lieutenancy area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townISLE OF HARRIS
Postcode districtHS3
Dialling code01851
PoliceScottish
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
EU ParliamentScotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
Scotland
57°59′42″N 7°05′37″W / 57.99492°N 7.093499°W / 57.99492; -7.093499Coordinates: 57°59′42″N 7°05′37″W / 57.99492°N 7.093499°W / 57.99492; -7.093499

Huisinish or Hushinish (Scottish Gaelic Hùisinis) is a remote place on the west coast of Harris in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. It lies at the end of a 12 mile long single track B road; the settlement of only four houses overlooking a white sand beach with views to the Atlantic. Nearby, and to the north, lies the uninhabited island of Scarp, the location of an experimental rocket postal service in the 1930s.

The name Hushinish is derived from Old Norse and means "house headland".[1]

Hushinish slipway with view of Scarp across the water, September 2006

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Iain Mac an Tàilleir (2003). "Placenames" (pdf). Pàrlamaid na h-Alba. Retrieved 23 July 2010.