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Daliburgh Causeway

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Daliburgh Causeway
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From:  Daliburgh
To:  North Boisdale
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Daliburgh Causeway carries the B888 across the eastern arm of Loch nam Faoileann in Daliburgh village on South Uist. Lying just a few metres above sea level, the loch is one of the larger expanses of water that surround Daliburgh, and due to its 'L' shape, and the neighbouring Loch nan Clacha-Mora, it provides a natural obstacle to travellers heading south. It is perhaps not a surprise, therefore, that the causeway is an old crossing shown on maps since the late Nineteenth Century. The causeway appears to have been simply built by piling rocks into the loch, and then forming a road surface across the top. There is no evidence of a culvert connecting the two parts of the loch, although it may be a submerged structure or pipe. The eastern part of the loch seems to be silting up against the causeway, with reed beds in the water, while the western side remains clearer.

Compared to other Causeways in the isles, this is one of the shorter ones, but today it carries a significant volume of traffic heading south to the High School which lies immediately to the south of the causeway, as well as heading for Eriskay and the Sound of Barra Ferry. Today the road is S2, although it is possible it was narrower when first built.

Daliburgh Causeway
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