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The name Benbecula (Beinn na Faoghla) means "The Mountain of the Fords". The reference to a mountain is a little ambitious. Benbecula's highest hill is the 124m or 407ft high Ruabhal, which can be climbed from the main road that runs down the centre of the island. The origin of the "fords" is more obvious. Until causeways were built in 1942 and 1960, Benbecula was famous, or notorious, for its fords leading to North Uist and South Uist. (more...)
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