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Portnahaven

(Port na h-Abhainne)
Argyll and Bute

A small village of the island of Islay in the Inner Hebrides, Portnahaven (Gael: Port na h-Abhainne) lies at the southern end of the Rhinns of Islay peninsula, immediately to the north of Port Wemyss and a mile (1.5 km) to the south of the Rubha na Faing headland. It developed as a fishing village in the early 19th century, absorbing crofters cleared from the land. It is now a resort village with a pier and wave and wind-powered generators. The Primary School here closed in 1999.


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