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Lochboisdale is built on a headland projecting into the well sheltered Loch Baghasdail. It is best known as the ferry port for Castlebay on Barra and for Oban; and as a result is the main gateway to South Uist. Little seems to have happened here until the herring boom in the latter half of the 1800s, when it developed as an important fishing station. Perhaps the most significant development was the building of a steamer pier in 1880. (more...)
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