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  Stornoway, Outer Hebrides - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Stornoway (Steòrnabhagh in Scottish Gaelic) is a burgh on Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, with a population of approximately 5,600 people in the town itself, out of a total population of 26,370 for the whole of the Western Isles.
On 31 December 1918, Stornoway was the scene of the sinking of the Iolaire, one of the worst maritime disasters in Scottish or United KingdomUK waters, with a death toll of 200 men.
Stornoway has become is famous throughout Scotland and indeed the UK for the lack of amenities and facilities available for locals and tourists on Sundays, only one filling station opens on a Sunday (along with the Stornoway Airport).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Stornoway,_Outer_Hebrides   (784 words)

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.
The largest town in the Western Islands is Stornoway (population in 1991 was 5,975), on the island of Lewis with Harris.
www.excaliburknights.com /kingdom/hebrides.htm   (362 words)

 STORNOWAY - LoveToKnow Article on STORNOWAY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Stornoway was made a burgh of barony by James VI., and is also a police burgh.
It is the centre of the Outer Hebrides fishery district, and during the herring season the population is trebled.
Stornoway Castle, overlooking the town from a height on the west side, is a handsome castellated mansion in the Tudor style, built as the residence of Sir Jagies Matheson.
www.1911ency.org /S/ST/STORNOWAY.htm   (233 words)

 HEBRIDES, THE, or WEST... - Online Information article about HEBRIDES, THE, or WEST...
Outer Hebrides and the Inner Hebrides, the Minch and Little Minch dividing the one group from the other.
The Outer Hebrides being almost entirely composed of gneiss the epithet suitably serves them, but, strictly speaking, only the more northerly of the Inner Hebrides may be distinguished as Trap Islands.
The population of the Hebrides in 1901 numbered 78,947 (or 28 to the sq.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /HAN_HEG/HEBRIDES_THE_or_WESTERN_ISLES.html   (2387 words)

 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Outer Hebrides at Epinions.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The people from the Hebrides are an ancient and proud race, being descended from a mixture of Celts and Vikings, dating back to the 1st Century A.D. Even today, if you ask a Lewis or Harris person where they are from, they are unlikely to answer Scotland.
This is a wild and barren land, consisting in the main of "peat" bogs in Lewis, and a sandy subsoil in the rest of the peninsula.
Stornoway is a lively, bustling, little market town, with a picturesque harbour along with a Castle overlooking it.
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 Hebrides (United Kingdom)
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.
flagspot.net /flags/gb-heb.html   (633 words)

 Visit Hebrides
Lewis is the largest and most populous of the Outer Hebridean islands, with over 6000 residents living in the main port of Stornoway alone.
The main town of Stornoway surprises most first time visitors as it has all the amenities and industry of a small mainland town, as well as a lively and vibrant social scene, especially at the weekends!
In Stornoway, the Lews Castle grounds is an extensive mixed woodlands planted in the mid 19th century by Sir James Matheson and now owned by the community.
www.visithebrides.com /islands/lewis   (229 words)

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 Isles have some of the finest examples of ancient historical sites in the country.
www.virtualhebrides.com   (419 words)

 Windsurfing, Surfing and Kite Surfing in West Wales: Lewis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Lewis is the largest of the Outer Hebrides at about 45 miles long and 30 miles at its widest.
It has a population of around 20,000, most of which is concentrated in the capital of the Outer Hebrides, Stornoway.
Stornoway has a full range of medical services, banks, shops, hotels, restaurants and all the other modern facilities expected from a large town.
www.forces-of-nature.co.uk /lewis.htm   (531 words)

 Port of Stornoway - Outer Hebrides - Europe for Visitors
Stornoway is the largest town in Scotland's Western Isles, a.k.a.
Its port has cargo facilities, a fishing fleet, and a terminal for Caledonian MacBrayne ferries between the Isle of Lewis and the village of Ullapool on the Scottish mainland.
We enjoyed our brief time in Stornoway, which has a small but lively business district with a good bookstore and a friendly tourist office.
europeforvisitors.com /cruises/reviews/port-of-stornoway.htm   (179 words)

 Stornoway Airport   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Stornoway Airport provides a key access point to Lewis and the Western Isles, with flights from Aberdeen, Inverness, Edinburgh and Glasgow, and inter-island services to Benbecula and Barra.
Located on the east coast of the Isle of Lewis, a few miles from Stornoway, the airport also serves as a base for the search and rescue helicopter operated by HM Coastguard.
Hebrides Holidays Holidays arranged in the Outer Hebrides islands of Lewis, Harris, Uists and Barra
www.hial.co.uk /stornoway-airport.html   (488 words)

However, Lewis harbours the only town on the Outer Hebrides, Stornoway.
Leaving Rhenigidale YH, we decided to make the most of the rented car and headed straight for Stornoway through the drizzle, which ceased a bit later, making way for a splendid day with windswept clouds hiding and showing the sun.
From Stornoway, we took the A857 across the endless moors, to the west coast.
users.skynet.be /bert_saskia/travel/scotland/hebridesandmainland/lewis.htm   (686 words)

 Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides
Isle of Harris: The Isle of Harris is in the Western Isles / Outer Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland has some of the most spectacular beaches in the country (possibly the world?) such as this beach at Scarista.
The clean, unspoilt beaches of the Isle of Harris are washed by the crystal clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean creating a superb environment for surfing and other watersports.
The Virtual Hebrides is an excellent resource of information on the islands of the Inner and Outer Hebrides of Scotland and can be found at www.virtualhebrides.com.
www.southharris.com   (284 words)

 Outer Hebrides   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Stornoway Capital of Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides.
View of Ullapool from the Ferry to the Outer Hebrides.
Leaving the Outer Hebrides looking back at Stornoway from the ferry.
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 Celtic Malts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
When a Justice of the Peace court was held at Stornoway in July 1808, the crofters paid ‘pretty smart fines’ before returning to their homes grumbling and discontented.
A unique Outer Hebridean contribution to whisky heritage occurred in 1941, when the SS Politician ran aground on rocks off the Isle of Eriskay, between South Uist and Barra.
Barvas is the main neighbouring parish to Stornoway, lying to the northwest and within its boundaries lies a village by the name of Ness … The parish minister of Barvas makes no mention of a distillery, but absence of proof is not proof of absence.
www.celticmalts.com /journal-a25.htm   (1255 words)

 Lewis - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Lewis
Largest and most northerly island in the Outer Hebrides, Western Isles; area 2,220 sq km/857 sq mi; population (1991) 21,700.
It is separated from northwest Scotland by the Minch.
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Lewis   (391 words)

 where is stornoway anyway
Stornoway is the largest town, with about 8,000 population.
The Group Practice cares for over 6,700 patients who live in Stornoway and most of the villages of the island.
We work from two sites — the Health Centre in Stornoway and the Habost Clinic in Ness, at the north end of the island, some 26 miles from Stornoway.
www.abdn.ac.uk /general_practice/teaching/practice/stornaway/whereisstornoway_old.html   (367 words)

 Outer Hebrides - Travelscotland
The Outer Hebrides - or Long Island as they are also known - consist of a narrow 130-mile long chain of islands, lying 40 miles off the northwest coast of the Scottish mainland.
Unlike Skye and the Inner Hebrides, tourism is of far less importance to the local economy.
Though newer industries such as fish farming have been introduced, the traditional occupations of crofting, fishing and weaving still dominate, and outside Stornoway on Lewis (the only decent-sized town in the islands) life is very much a traditional one, revolving around the seasons and the tides.
www.travelscotland.co.uk /guide/Outer_Hebrides   (300 words)

 Maritime Festival breaks records : Website Press Media News Events and Design : SeaBritain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Most were from the west coast of Scotland and 16 were from the Outer Hebrides.
The Stornoway Fishermen’s Co-op boat building workshop attracted 50 people to listen to Ian Oughtread, a boat designer from Skye, Mark and Paul from Ullapool Boatbuilders, John Macaulay from Flodabay, John Hayes from Uig and Ian Stephen stepping in for Iain L Macleod to talk about the restoration of the Broadbay.
Special awards were presented to Stornoway Port Authority for its unstinting assistance to Sail Hebrides and to the Clyde Sail Training Trust for its continuing partnership with Sail Hebrides in providing sail training opportunities for participating young Hebrideans.
www.seabritain2005.com /server.php?show=ConWebDoc.739   (1122 words)

You should also know that Tinker’s Hole, to which I returned that lunch-time, is Drascombe territory of the very highest class; the normal entrance (for most yachts) is to the south but you can also get in, as I had done the previous evening, through a maze of shallows and rocky islets to the north.
Like everywhere else that I stopped in the Outer Isles, the bottom was mud; the holding is better than some sources would lead you to believe (I certainly had no problems with my 12lb Danforth) but trying to keep your foredeck clean is a waste of time.
The icing on the cake was that both the shipping forecast and Stornoway Coastguard promised a fair and steady breeze with which to start the long journey home.
www.petestack.com /sailing/articles/misty.html   (2556 words)

 Golf Hebrides - unlike anywhere else in Scotland.
Golfing in the Hebrides is unlike anywhere else in Scotland...
There are five golf courses in the Hebrides: in Barra, Uist, Benbecula, Harris and Lewis.
Please note that Stornoway and Harris courses are closed on Sundays.
www.golfhebrides.com   (287 words)

 Isle of Harris accommodation and travel: self catering cottages and B&Bs in the Outer Hebrides
Here in the Western Isles (formerly known as the Outer Hebrides) the landscape and history of Harris, together with the hospitality of its people provide a wonderful escape from the pressures of modern life.
Special self-guided walking or cycling holidays along the length of the Outer Hebrides, from the northern tip of the Isle of Lewis to the southern-most point on the Island of Barra.
Avalon overlooks West Loch Tarbert and is the first/last house in Tarbert on the road to Stornoway.
www.scotland-info.co.uk /harris.htm   (9212 words)

 SURF THE HEBRIDES: The Most Consistent Surf in Europe
The Outer Hebrides are perfectly positioned in the North Atlantic to pick up the swell from virtually all points of the compass.
The waters are unusually warm for this latitude; the Hebrides mark the eastern extent of the North Atlantic Drift and the Gulf Stream.
The Hebrides are also a great destination for mountain biking, climbing, hill walking, orienteering and bird watching.
www.coastalsurvey.com /sponsors/hebridean_surf.htm   (455 words)

 Amhuinnsuidhe Castle Accommodation Outer Hebrides Scotland
The fish start to run in June and the castle is normally let to fishing parties in July, August and September.
Ferry to Tarbert (Harris) from the Isle of Skye.
Ferry to Stornoway from Ullapool (60 miles from Inverness).
www.scottishcastles-info.co.uk /amhuinnsuidhe   (444 words)

 eBay.co.uk - stornoway, isle of lewis, Postcards, Photographic Images items at low prices   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Postcard Town Of Stornoway Isle Of Lewis Scotland
The Inner Harbour, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, July 1980.
Stornoway North Lewis OS Landranger map 8 NEW
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 Stornoway Excursions - Isle of Lewis - Europe for Visitors
ABOVE: The Callanish Standing Stones are said to be even older than their counterparts at Stonehenge.
Although Stornoway is a pleasant enough town, the countryside is where you'll find the heart and soul of the Western Isles.
Chris and his wife Anne own a local wildlife and walking tour company, Hebridean Holidays, and they offer self-catering accommodation at their croft on Great Bernera.
europeforvisitors.com /cruises/reviews/port-of-stornoway-excursions.htm   (297 words)

 Stornoway Shipping Services - Comprehensive Outer Hebrides shipping agent service for vessels of all sizes and types   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Whether it's freight, Customs, bunkering, supplies or crew changes, the Western Isles port of Stornoway should be your automatic choice.
Stornoway Shipping Services is the only full time, dedicated Shipping Agency based in the Western Isles.
Norman Macarthur and his team at Stornoway Shipping Services are conveniently based at the head of No.1 Pier in the port of Stornoway (58° 12' North 06° 23' West).
www.stornowayshipping.biz   (238 words)

 58North Outer Hebrides Scotland
Our Tailormade trips are your opportunity to explore the Outer Hebrides using a sea kayak.
There are daily flights to Stornoway by either BMI or British Airways.
We work year round and often the stolen days in the middle of winter can be some of the most special.
www.canoehebrides.com /tripstailormade.htm   (289 words)

 Stornoway Hotel, Stornoway Hotels & Hotel Accommodation
Isle of Lewis, Western Isles / Outer Hebrides, Scotland
Below is a list of Stornoway hotels listed in price order with the cheapest first.
Click on "Book Online/Details" for more information on the Stornoway hotel of choice or "Read Reviews" which you may find useful when choosing your accommodation.
www.stornowayhotels.com   (157 words)

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