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(Loch Baghasdail)

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Boisdale, a hamlet and a sea-loch in South Uist parish, Outer Hebrides, Inverness-shire. The hamlet lies near the head of the sea-loch, and has a post office under Lochmaddy, with money order and savings' bank departments. The loch opens 3 miles N of the south-eastern extremity of South Uist island; penetrates upwards of 4 miles westward, to within 1½ mile of the W coast;has a very indented outline and numerous islets; is one of the best, safest, and largest harbours in the kingdom; and affords shelter to vessels in the Baltic trade under stress of weather. A small half-ruined tower is at its entrance.

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