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Borve
Borve and its adjoining coastline from Beinn na Moine - geograph.org.uk - 327424.jpg
Borve and the adjoining coastline, viewed from Beinn na Moine
Language Scottish Gaelic
English
OS grid reference NF655012
Civil parish
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ISLE OF BARRA
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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56°58′52″N 7°30′25″W / 56.981°N 7.507°W / 56.981; -7.507Coordinates: 56°58′52″N 7°30′25″W / 56.981°N 7.507°W / 56.981; -7.507

Borve (Scottish Gaelic: Borgh) is a village on the west coast of the island of Barra in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Borve is within the parish of Barra, and is situated on the A888 which is the island's circular main road.

History

Dun Bharpa - geograph.org.uk - 254568
The cairn at Dun Barpa

There are a number of neolithic remains nearby, including a burial cairn, and standing stones. A rich Viking burial was unearthed in the vicinity of Borve at a site called Ardvouray in 1862, the contents of which can be found in the British Museum. The grave included amongst other things a pair of oval brooches, a comb, fragments of a drinking horn, a spear, a pair of shears, a weaving sword and a whetstone.

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