Peter's Port

(Port Pheadair)
Western Isles

A location with a slipway on Eilean na Cille in Bagh nam Faoileann, Peter's Port (Gael: Port Pheadair) lies at the remote end of the B891 road, which extends from the extreme southeast of Benbecula over the islands of Grimsay and various rocky islets to Eilean na Cille. The pier was built in 1896, at a cost of £2100, in response to demands for a new Hebridean port, but poor planning and political compromise saw a location chosen which was both inaccessible by road and difficult to enter from the sea. A new road was built, but little could be done to improve access from the sea and thus the use of the port has always been limited, now restricted to a few small crabbing boats operated by local fishermen. The area is popular with bird-watchers.

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