Struan, Skye

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Struan
Struan is locatit in Hieland
Struan
Struan
Location within the Isle o Skye
OS grid referenceNG340381
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KintraScotland
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Post tounISLE OF SKYE
Postcode destrictIV56
Diallin code01470
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AmbulanceScots
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UK Pairlament
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Scotland
57°22′N 6°27′W / 57.36°N 6.45°W / 57.36; -6.45Coordinates: 57°22′N 6°27′W / 57.36°N 6.45°W / 57.36; -6.45

Struan (Scots Gaelic: An Sruthan) is a smaw veelage situatit on the wast coast o the island o Skye, on the shores o Loch Beag, itself an inlet o Loch Harport. "Struan" is the anglicisit fuirm (an approximate pronunciation) o the Scots Gaelic wird sruthan, meanin "smaw stream", or the flow at the point whaur a spring appears.

It haes a population o aroond 300. Whilk thare are fower different Protestant denominations representit in the aurie, kirk attendance haes declined dramatically, an Sabbath keepin is lairgely forgotten.

The local economy, like maist o Skye, is hivily supportit bi tourism. Fishin, croftin an tae a lesser extent, lairge-scale farming also contribute. Struan haes a smaw local grocery shop, fower kirks, a petrol station, an ootdoor shop an a primar schuil. Buriet in the auld graveyard are the climber, J. Norman Collie an his langtime Skye guide, John Mackenzie o Sconser.

Near the veelage staunds Dun Beag (Historic Scotland; nae entrance chairge), ane o the best-preservit Airn Age brochs in Scotland. The smaw dounset o Ullinish is about 1 km to the west and Bracadale is just a few hundred metres to the east.

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