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Balvicar, Argyll and Bute

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Balvicar, Argyll and Bute

Balvicar (Scottish Gaelic: Baile a' Bhiocair) is a village on the island of Seil, a small island 7 miles southwest of Oban, Scotland. It is one of three villages on the island along with Ellenabeich and Clachan-Seil. It was a former slate-mining village beginning in the 16th century, and eventually ceased mining after sporadic operation between the 1940s and 60s. Balvicar contains a shop which also serves as a post office. The Isle of Seil Golf Club is also situated in the village.
Post townOBAN
Administrative CountyArgyll and Bute
Traditional CountyArgyllshire
OS GridNM7616
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryScotland
Police AuthorityStrathclyde
Dialling code01852
Population112
 

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