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  New Hebrides - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
NEW HEBRIDES, a chain of islands in the western Pacific Ocean, between 166° and 171° E., and 13° and 21° S., included in Melanesia, and under the joint influence of Great Britain and France.
At this point the arms of the Y divide, the western comprising the large islands of Malekula or Mallicollo and Espiritu Santo, 2 the eastern consisting of Ambrym, Arag and Maiwo or Aurora, with Aoba or Leper Island between the two arms.
The natives of the New Hebrides are Melanesians of mixed blood, and var y much in different islands.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /New_Hebrides   (1459 words)

  
 Hebrides   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The islands are divided into two groups, the Outer Hebrides and the Inner Hebrides, by the North Minch and Little Minch straits and the Sea of the Hebrides.
The Outer Hebrides form Western Isles Area, and the Inner Hebrides are divided between Highland and Strathclyde regions.
The chief islands of the Outer Hebrides, which extend 130 miles from north to south, are Lewis with Harris, North Uist, South Uist, and Barra.
www.excaliburknights.com /kingdom/hebrides.htm   (362 words)

  
 Hebrides - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Hebrides comprise a widespread and diverse archipelago off the west coast of Scotland, and in geological terms are composed of the oldest rocks in the British Isles.
The Norwegian control of the Hebrides was formalised in 1098 when Edgar of Scotland recognised the claim of Magnus III of Norway.
In the 1266 Treaty of Perth the Outer Hebrides, along with the Isle of Man, were yielded to the Kingdom of Scotland.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hebrides   (547 words)

  
 Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The chief islands of the Outer Hebrides, which extend about 210 km (about 130 mi) from N to S, are Lewis with Harris, North Uist, South Uist, and Barra.
The largest of the Inner Hebrides is Skye, and the other important islands of the group are Mull, Islay, Jura, Tiree, and Coll.
Fewer than 100 of the Hebrides are populated, and most of the inhabitants live on Lewis with Harris, Skye, and Islay.
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 Hebrides, the - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
HEBRIDES, THE [Hebrides, the], Western Isles, or Western Islands, group of more than 50 islands, W and NW Scotland.
The Outer Hebrides comprise the council area of Western Isles.
Scottish missionaries and the governance of the New Hebrides.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-hebrides.html   (413 words)

  
 Wildlife Hebrides - wildlife in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.
Wildlife Hebrides - wildlife in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.
The Hebrides' environment is recognised internationally as being of global importance.
The coastal landscape of the Hebrides is one of breathtaking beauty, where vast, brilliant white beaches join turquoise waters in the summer, and in the winter fierce Atlantic storms produce wild, pounding waves.
www.wildlifehebrides.com   (318 words)

  
 Hebrides
The Hebrides were settled by Scandinavians during the 6th–9th centuries and passed under Norwegian rule from about 890 to 1266.
The Inner Hebrides are divided between Highland and Argyll and Bute authorities, and include Raasay, Rum, Muck, Eigg, Scalpay, Skye (Highland) and Mull, Jura, Islay, Iona, Coll, Tiree, Colonsay, and uninhabited Staffa (Argyll and Bute).
The Outer Hebrides form the islands area of the Western Isles authority, separated from the Inner Hebrides by the Little Minch.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0004229.html   (256 words)

  
 Visit Hebrides
The Islands of the Hebrides - Innse Gall
The wildlife, awe-inspiring scenery and way of life of the Hebrides leave a lasting impression on all who land on our shores.
Culturally and traditionally the Hebrides is in a class of its own.
www.visithebrides.com /islands   (166 words)

  
 Hebrides Ensemble
Hebrides Ensemble is part of Tune Up – a dynamic season of music tours from September 2005 to August 2006, supported by the Scottish Arts Council, to take some of the best Scottish and International musical talent to the places that other tours don’t reach.
Following the successful launch of its rush hour concerts in 2004, Hebrides is returning a second mini series in May. Lasting for about an hour and starting at 6pm the RUSH HOUR series is designed to meet the needs of todays’ modern audience.
Debussy - Sonata for flute, viola and harp
www.hebridesensemble.org.uk /season0506.htm   (434 words)

  
 Alibris: Hebrides
When Dorothy Martin is invited to vacation with friends in the Hebrides islands, she has visions of sightseeing, fresh seafood, and relaxing days.
This is the moving autobiography of the heroic Scot missionary, John G. Paton, who introduced the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the cannibalistic inhabitants of the New Hebrides in the mid-nineteenth century.
Tir A' Mhurain: The Outer Hebrides of Scotland
www.alibris.com /search/books/subject/Hebrides   (812 words)

  
 Hebrides
They form part of the Hebrides, separated from the Scottish mainland and from the Inner Hebrides by the stormy stretch of water known as the Minch and the Little Minch.
The Norse control of the Hebrides was formalized in 1098 when Edgar of Scotland formally signed the islands over to Magnus III of Norway.
As a result of the 1266 Treaty of Perth the Outer Hebrides, along with the Isle of Man, were yielded to the Kingdom of Scotland.
www.globalguide.org /?id=44449   (1290 words)

  
 Outdoor Hebrides - outdoor activities and sports in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.
Situated at the northwest edge of Europe between 56 & 59 degrees north, the Hebrides is a world-class natural resource for adventure, an incredible playground in an unspoilt wilderness.
The Hebrides are surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and etched with deep sea-lochs.
World-class events held on the islands prove how important the Hebrides' adventure resource is. The Hebridean Challenge, one of Europe's toughest adventure-races, is a week long race the length of the island chain in kayaks, bikes, and by swimming and running.
www.outdoorhebrides.com   (389 words)

  
 1World2travel - Hebrides - Scotland
The Hebrides, also known as Fingal's Cave, are probably the best-known group of Scottish islands, but other groups include the islands of the lower Firth of Clyde and the Northern Isles.
In the 1266 Treaty of Perth the Outer Hebrides, along with the Isle of Man, were given to the Kingdom of Scotland.
The Outer Hebrides, off the west coast of Scotland provide spectacular scenery and is a favorite place for bird watchers.
www.1world2travel.com /article.php?articleID=2518   (456 words)

  
 Hebrides
Hebrides: Virtual Hebrides Guide to the Inner and Outer Islands Welcome to the Virtual Hebrides, now part of Virtual Scotland, providing information about the Inner and Outer Hebrides of Scotland.
The Hebrides appear to be gaining popularity throughout the world as a destination for a whole range of holiday experiences.
The Hebrides was first mentioned by the Ancient Greeks c.
www.virtualhebrides.com   (419 words)

  
 Scottish Arts Council - Archive - Hebrides Ensemble
Hebrides Ensemble has built a reputation touring frequently throughout Scotland, appearing at international music festivals and broadcasting regularly on BBC Radio 3.
Hebrides performers have played with a huge number of Scottish and international orchestras and chamber groups, including the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, BBC SSO, RSNO, Nash Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the Dante Quartet.
Hebrides Ensemble’s recent CD 'Anake' by Lyell Cresswell for the NMC label has received high critical acclaim across the globe.
www.scottisharts.org.uk /1/artsinscotland/music/features/archive/artisthebridesensemble.aspx   (307 words)

  
 Hebrides Ensemble
Hebrides Ensemble performs recent and 20th Century works by British composers including James MacMillan’s passionate lament Tuireadh and Benjamin Britten’s showpiece Quartettino written when the composer was just sixteen.
Hebrides Ensemble is part of Tune Up – a dynamic season of music tours from September 2004 to August 2005, supported by the Scottish Arts Council, to take some of the best Scottish and International musical talent to the places that other tours don’t reach.
Hebrides Ensemble will be performing two concerts on Saturday 18 and Monday 20 June at the St. Magnus Festival in Orkney.
www.hebridesensemble.org.uk /season0405.htm   (508 words)

  
 Outer Hebrides - Western Isles of Scotland
The Outer Hebrides are an area of unspoilt natural beauty with spectacular scenery, impressive mountain ranges, moorland and miles of golden (sometimes sheltered) beaches.
There are three airports on the Outer Hebrides and British Airways, Eastern Airways and Highland Airways have scheduled flights to the Outer Hebrides from several airports on the mainland with Inverness being the hub airport.
Barra, which is one of the most southerly island of the Outer Hebrides, is and island with stunning scenery and beautiful beaches on the west part of the island.
www.scotlandview.co.uk /outer_hebrides.htm   (1732 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: New Hebrides
Vicariate Apostolic of New Hebrides; in Oceania, comprises the New Hebrides, with Banks and Torres, islands situated between 13° and 21° S. lat.
Fraysse, the New Hebrides were separated from his jurisdiction and made a prefecture Apostolic, under Père Douceré, of the Society of Mary.
In 1904 this mission became a vicariate Apostolic, and Père Douceré, vicar Apostolic, was consecrated titular Bishop of Terenuthis.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/10789a.htm   (458 words)

  
 The History of Hebrides Harvest Limited - Producers of Finest Quality Organic Scottish Salmon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Hebrides Harvest Ltd started life in February of 1988 on the Isle of Harris.
The company moved its offices in 1999 to the Isle of Benbecula to be closer to the majority of its member farms.
In 1999 he opened a fish shop at the factory selling his own salmon and also white fish from the Isle of Barra, and it was in this year that a kiln was built and our kiln roasted salmon started to be sold locally.
www.hebridesharvest.com /history.htm   (279 words)

  
 Hebrides - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta
Hebrides, archipelago of about 500 islands, islets, and reefs, western Scotland, in the Atlantic Ocean.
Vanuatu, formerly the New Hebrides, independent republic in the south-western Pacific Ocean, consisting of a group of about 80 islands.
The islands are made up of Precambrian granite rocks.
au.encarta.msn.com /Hebrides.html   (97 words)

  
 History of the Western Isles
In fact, the history both of the Inner and of the Outer Hebrides at this period is almost solely confined to clan rivalry and inter-family machinations, and to the appalling waste and misery they occasioned.
It cannot be doubted that this poverty, by no means confined to the Outer Hebrides, was greatly accentuated by the wholesale spoliation of one clan by another.
From such records as are available, it would appear as though the condition of the inhabitants of the Western Isles at the end of the eighteenth century showed little improvement upon that obtaining at the end of the seventeenth.
www.electricscotland.com /history/western_isles.htm   (9825 words)

  
 Hebrides Holidays
Holiday packages arranged in the Hebridean islands of Lewis, Harris, The Uists and Barra (also known as the Outer Hebrides and the Western Isles) - and also in the Isle of Skye, Oban and in Ullapool.
The Hebrides (also known as the Western Isles) are a chain of islands to the north west of Scotland.
The land and seascapes of the Outer Hebrides are surely among the most spectacular in the world.
www.hebridesholidays.com   (498 words)

  
 Hebrides (United Kingdom)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Hebrides are grouped into the Outer Hebrides or the Western Isles (na h-Eileanan An-Iar) and the Inner Hebrides (na h-Eileanan A-staigh).
The western isles flag flown outside the council offices in Stornoway is yellow with three fl lymphads one in each top corner and one in the bottom middle divided in the centre with a blue & white striped wavy band.
Gigha (the middle 'g' is silent - "Ghee-a") is the southernmost island of the Inner Hebrides, lying west of the Kintyre peninsula.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/gb-heb.html   (752 words)

  
 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Hebrides,
Outer Hebrides Cottages Self catering on Lewis and Harris.
Hebrides, the HEBRIDES, THE [Hebrides, the], Western Isles, or Western Islands, group of more than 50 islands, W and NW Scotland.
The Outer Hebrides (sometimes also referred to as the Long Island) are separated from the mainland and from the Inner Hebrides by the
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Hebrides,   (454 words)

  
 Hebrides travel guide - Wikitravel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Due to the beaches, tides and weather, the Hebrides are rapidly becoming a major fixture on the sea sports map, especially for surfing.
In the Outer Hebrides, there are airport in Stornoway in Lewis, Benbecula and Barra.
The airport in Barra is one of the most spectacular in the world, with planes landing on a three-mile beach at low tide.
wikitravel.org /en/Hebrides   (971 words)

  
 Hebrides (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Surfing, climbing and diving are some of the most popular sports but for those in search of a more leisurely pastime there is much to see and do.
The Virtual Hebrides hopes to include info on all of the Hebrides Isles.
The Hebrides Isles have some of the finest examples of ancient historical sites in the country.
www.virtualhebrides.com.cob-web.org:8888   (419 words)

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