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The name of the island means ‘Mountain of the Fords’ and Benbecula is  sandwiched between North and South Uist, now all  interconnected by stone causeways. In days gone by these islands were separate  and crossing were made over the mudflats only at low tide. The island has some  lovely sandy beaches, including a long stretch just below the airport runway.  The island’s economy is probably somewhat dependent on the airport and military  base at Balivanich. Partly as a result of this, Benbecula is home to 1800  people which makes it relatively densely populated.

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Benbecula Historical Society