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Houses and farmland at Aird
Language Scottish Gaelic
OS grid reference NB559357
Civil parish
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district HS2
Dialling code 01851
Police Northern
Fire Highlands and Islands
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
  • Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Scottish Parliament
  • Na h-Eileanan an Iar
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Coordinates: 58°14′35″N 6°09′32″W / 58.243°N 6.159°W / 58.243; -6.159

Aird (Scottish Gaelic: Àird an Rubha) is a village in the Scottish council area of Eileanan Siar (Western Isles). It is located on the Eye Peninsula on the east coast of the Isle of Lewis. Aird is within the parish of Stornoway, and is situated on the A866 near the northern end of the road.

There is a shop/post office. Until it closed in 2011, superseded by Point primary school, Aird Primary School served the local area including the villages of Portvoller, Portnaguran, Broker and Flesherin.

Aird is also the location of the annual Point Show, held in July each year.

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