Western Isles

A small village which forms the commercial hub and centre of public services on the island of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides, Daliburgh (Gael: Dalabrog) is located amongst small lochans 2½ miles (4 km) northwest of Lochboisdale at a junction where a road connects to the south coast of the island and Eriskay. Daliburgh benefits from a community hall, a post office, two churches, a petrol station, shops and an hotel. Its Gaelic-medium primary school occupied a new building in 2012 (almost identical to the new school which opened in Balivanich on Benbecula the year before), with a nursery school adjacent. There had previously been a combined primary and junior secondary school, but the secondary department closed in 2009 with pupils transferring to Liniclate Community School. Daliburgh Hospital opened as the Sacred Heart Hospital in 1894 paid for by John Patrick Crichton-Stuart, the 3rd Marquess of Bute. This closed in 2001, but has been redeveloped as a care unit for the elderly. South Uist Medical Centre now provides medical services and a pharmacy. The Cladh Hallan Bronze Age Settlement lies on the machair to the west.

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