Infobox UK place
gaelic_name= An t-Ob
post_town= ISLE OF HARRIS
constituency_westminster= Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Na h-Eileanan Siar
lieutenancy_scotland= Western Isles
constituency_scottish_parliament= Western Isles
Scottish Gaelic: "An t-Ob") is the second largest village ( [http://www.leverburgh.co.uk/ see village website] ), after Tarbert, on the island of Harrisin the Outer Hebridesof Scotland.
The village was renamed in English after the soap tycoon
Lord Leverhulmewho in 1920 redeveloped the village into a fish processing centre which was to have supplied a network of 400 fish shops across the UK called MacFisheries. After his death in 1925, the enterprise was halted and the workforce laid off. The old name simply derives from a Norse word for a bay.
Lord Leverhulme had also planned to implement a train line on the island. This plan was abandoned due to the high cost of implementing the idea.
There is a ferry service between Leverburgh and Berneray which links the islands of
Harrisand North Uist(which is linked to Berneray by causeway).
The Post Office serving the village was established in 1873 and had its name changed from Obbe to Leverburgh in December 1920.
The nearby area is known for its beautiful beaches, especially along the west coast road.
* [http://www.leverburgh.co.uk/ Leverburgh website]
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