a mixed residential, non-residential and agricultural postcode in Tobha Mor, Na h-Eileanan Siar

HS8 5SQ Location Map


Latitude: 57.2922 / 57°17'31"N

Longitude: -7.3787 / 7°22'43"W

OS Eastings: 76111

OS Northings: 835210

OS Grid: NF761352

Location Encoding

Mapcode National: GBR 895F.WNL

Mapcode Global: WGV3J.MZK3

Plus Code: 9C9J7JRC+VG

Maidenhead Locator System: IO67hh40

What Three Birds: pintail.nightjar.partridge

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HS8 5SQ is a mixed residential, non-residential and agricultural postcode in Tobha Mor, Na h-Eileanan Siar. It was first introduced in July 1995.

The most common council tax band is B.

Commercial rateable values range from £1,150 to £1,625 with an average of £1,388. The most common recorded business types are Self Cat Unit and Church. Farms and agricultural buildings do not pay business rates and are not included in these figures.

HS8 5SQ is in the Eilean Siar travel to work area. NHS services are provided by the Western Isles Community Health and Social Care Par Primary Care Trust.

HS8 5SQ is approximately 3m (10ft) above sea level.

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Office of National Statistics Output Area Classification for the area containing HS8 5SQ

1b1: Rural Residents - Rural Tenants - Rural Life

Office of National Statistics Rural/Urban classification for HS8 5SQ

Scotland 8: a village with a drive time of more than 60 minutes to a settlement of 10,000 or more

Healthy Living Index

10/10 (Very high)

Neighbourhood Retail Diversity Index

0/10 (Nonexistent)

Area Retail Diversity Index

1/10 (Very low)

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Councils, constituencies and elected representatives

Residents of HS8 5SQ are represented at different levels of local, regional and national government by elected representatives. Where known, these are shown here.

This data is updated approximately monthly, and may not necessarily take account of the results of any elections held recently. Please bear that in mind following the elections of 6th May this year. We will try to get the new data on site as soon as possible.

Unitary Authority

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar


Barraigh, Bhatarsaigh, Eirisgeigh agus Uibhist a Deas


Calum Macmillan (Independent)
Donald Manford (SNP)
Iain A Macneil (Independent)
Paul F Steele (Independent)

Scottish Parliament


Highlands and Islands

Regional MSPs

Donald Cameron (Conservative)
John Finnie (Green)
Rhoda Grant (Labour)
Jamie Halcro Johnston (Conservative)
Edward Mountain (Conservative)
David Stewart (Labour)
Maree Todd (SNP)


Scottish Parliament constituency

Na h-Eileanan an Iar


Alasdair Allan (SNP)

United Kingdom Parliament


Na h-Eileanan an Iar


Angus Brendan MacNeil (Scottish National Party)

Broadband Internet

Ofcom publishes annual statistics for Broadband availability. This is the most recent data for HS8 5SQ.

Full fibre availability
Ultrafast broadband availability
Superfast broadband availability
Premises unable to receive 30Mbits/s
Premises unable to receive 10Mbits/s
Premises unable to receive 5Mbits/s
Premises unable to receive 2Mbits/s
Premises below Universal Service Obligation
  • Definitions
  • Ultrafast: 300Mbit/s or greater
  • Superfast: 30Mbit/s to less than 300Mbit/s
  • Universal Service Obligation: Download speeds at or above 10Mbit/s and upload speeds at or above 1Mbit/s

Broadband statistics for commercial properties are less reliable than for domestic properties, as businesses are more likely to have other forms of Internet access that are not classified as 'Broadband'.


The most recent Ofsted rankings for schools near HS8 5SQ.

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Government Statistical Service (GSS) Codes for HS8 5SQ

Data Zone
Barra and South Uist - 05
Intermediate Zone
Barra and South Uist
Intermediate Zone
Barra and South Uist
Health Board area
Western Isles
Local Authority
Na h-Eileanan Siar
Local Authority Ward
Uibhist a Deas, Èirisgeigh agus Beinn na Faoghla
Westminster Parliamentary Constituency
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
European Electoral Region
Travel to Work Area
Eilean Siar
Police Force Area
Local Authority
Na h-Eileanan Siar
Local Authority Ward
Loch Eynort

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