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|OS grid reference|
|• Edinburgh||96.54 mi (155.37 km) ESE|
|• London||399.58 mi (643.06 km) SE|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
Balvicar (Scottish Gaelic: Baile a' Bhiocair) is a village on the island of Seil, a small island 7 miles (11 km) southwest of Oban, Scotland. It is one of three villages on the island along with Ellenabeich and Clachan-Seil. It was a former slate-mining village beginning in the 16th century, and eventually ceased mining after sporadic operation between the 1940s and 60s.
Balvicar contains a shop which also serves as a post office. The Isle of Seil Golf Club is also situated in the village. There is a fish factory which processes locally caught langoustines that go for export, and a number of creel fishing boats operate out of Balvicar Bay. There is a boatyard which offers repairs and maintenance for both fishing and pleasure vessels plus winter storage for yachts and small commercial vessels.
2.68% of people in Balvicar speak Scottish Gaelic.
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