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Ardmore is located in Outer Hebrides
OS grid reference NF721037
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district HS9
Dialling code 01871
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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57°01′N 7°24′W / 57.01°N 7.40°W / 57.01; -7.40
Ardmore Point Lighthouse
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Ardmore Point Lighthouse
Location Ardmore Point
Outer Hebrides
United Kingdom
Coordinates 56°39′22″N 6°07′43″W / 56.656041°N 6.128611°W / 56.656041; -6.128611
Year first constructed 1958 (first)
Year first lit 2003 (current)
Automated 2003
Deactivated 2003 (first)
Construction metal skeletal tower
Tower shape quadrangular tower with aluminium panels as daymark
Markings / pattern white tower
Height 5 metres (16 ft)
Focal height 18 metres (59 ft)
Range 13 nautical miles (24 km; 15 mi)
Characteristic Fl (2) W 10s.
Admiralty number A4107
NGA number 4028
ARLHS number SCO-004

Ardmore (Scottish Gaelic: Aird Mhòr) is a small village in the north east of the Isle of Barra in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland.

In 2002 a small ferry port was built in the village to serve a new ferry link between Barra and Eriskay as part of the Sound of Barra Integrated Transport Project. The ferry service started in spring 2003. A causeway had previously been built linking Eriskay to South Uist. The daily service on the MV Loch Alainn has frequent sailings; the crossing takes approximately 40 minutes.Since 2016, when the Oban–Lochboisdale service ceased, it is the only ferry between Barra and South Uist.

Note that the correct location for the port is as follows, rather than at Aird Mhidhinis as shown on some printed Ordnance Survey maps.

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