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Balvicar
Population 112 
Language English
Scottish Gaelic
OS grid reference NM7617
• Edinburgh 96.54 mi (155.37 km) ESE
• London 399.58 mi (643.06 km) SE
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town OBAN
Postcode district PA34
Dialling code 01852
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
  • Argyll and Bute
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56°17′31″N 05°36′42″W / 56.29194°N 5.61167°W / 56.29194; -5.61167Coordinates: 56°17′31″N 05°36′42″W / 56.29194°N 5.61167°W / 56.29194; -5.61167

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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