Balivanich Visitor Information Guide
Balivanich at the north west tip of Benbecula is the site of an old monastery, but it is also the centre for the very modern Army rocket range. This establishment met, as in south Uist with strong protests when it was ﬁrst mooted, but has now been accepted as an economic boon.
Balivanich has grown enormously with Army administration blocks and housing for personnel and families, and many local people are employed.
The airport at Balivanich is of course, a Former Royal Air Force wartime airﬁeld, and there are bus services from it to Lochboisdale and Loch Maddy connecting with the air services.
On the coast road on the west at Nunton, Culla Bay, there is one of the loveliest beaches on the island, with boating bathing and a convenient car park.
- Balivanich Latitude: 57.4723° N Longitude: 7.3744° W
- Balivanich Postcode HS7
- Balivanich WOEID 11667