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Altnaharra, Highland

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Altnaharra, Highland

Altnaharra (Scottish Gaelic: Allt na h-Eirbhe) is a small hamlet in Sutherland in the Highland region of northern Scotland. The hamlet is on the A836 road, close to its junction with the B873. The nearest villages are Lairg and Tongue. Lochs in the area include Loch Naver and Loch Eriboll. The name Altnaharra is derived from the Scottish Gaelic Allt na h-Eirbhe, meaning Stream at the boundary wall. This is named after a stream that flows through the hamlet.
Post townLAIRG
Administrative CountyHighland
Traditional CountySutherland
OS GridNC5635
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityNorthern Scotland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01549

Other names by which Altnaharra, Highland has been known in the past

Allt Na Charra ~ Altnaharrow

Altnaharra, Highland in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Altnaharra, hamlet, mid. Sutherlandsh., at head of L. Naver, 21 m. N. of Lairg and 17 m. S. of Tongue; P.O.

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