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Encyclopedia > Berneray, North Uist, Scotland

Berneray (Scottish Gaelic: Bheàrnaraidh) is an island in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, north of North Uist. It should not be confused with Great Bernera, near Lewis.

The island is linked to Otternish on North Uist by a causeway and it has a population of around 120 people. It is known as the birthplace of the giant Angus MacAskill and for its sandy beaches backed with sand dunes.

Berneray is separated from Harris and Lewis by the Sound of Harris, a treacherous channel of water containing many small islands and rocks.

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Berneray Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland (552 words)
Berneray and nearby uninhabited Pabbay lie in the Sound of Harris between North Uist and Harris.
Settlement on Berneray comprises a sprinkling of crofts and cottages, mostly along the east coast of the island, with a concentration around Bays Loch, which is also home to the island's 1990 harbour.
Inland from the east coast of Berneray the land rises to separate high points of 93m and 85m, before dropping almost to sea level in the centre of the island.
Film Hebrides - famous film locations in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. (267 words)
Isle of North Uist and the Isle of Berneray
North Uist is a stunning blend of beaches, machair lands and freshwater lochs interrupted by rolling dark moorland hills.
North Uist's modern culture is vibrant, particularly in terms of the arts: a fantastic video of island life and culture, Passing Places, was produced and can be bought in the arts centre, Taigh Chearsabhagh, in Lochmaddy.
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