Garry

(Geiraha, Ghearadha)
Western Isles

A location on the east coast of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides Garry (Gael: Geiraha or Ghearadha) is located a mile (1.5 km) north of Tolsta. Here, the over-sized concrete Garry Bridge crosses the small gorge of the Garry River (Gael: Abhainn Ghearadha) but just a short distance beyond the road ends. The bridge serves as a memorial to the grand scheme of William Hesketh Lever, Lord Leverhulme (1851 - 1925), to route a road along the east coast of the island from Tolsta to Ness in the early 1920s, however the scheme was abandoned after the construction of the bridge.


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