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23. Benbecula Water Tower

Balivanich, Isle of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides, HS7 5LA

Type:Architectural Trail

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An iconic structure built in the early 1970s to service the RAF station in Balivanich. It is no longer in use. It divides local opinion but local support saved it from demolition. Its height makes it a notable landmark in the flat Benbecula landscape

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