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  Lewis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lewis ( Leòdhas in Scottish Gaelic) is the northern part of the main island of the Outer Hebrides in Scotland.
The island's settlements are on or near the coasts or sea lochs, being particularly concentrated on the north east coast.
Religion is important on Lewis, with much of the population belonging to the Free Church and Church of Scotland.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lewis   (573 words)

 Uig (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Uig, Skye is a village and bay on the north coast of Skye in the Inner Hebrides
Uig, Lewis is a scattered community on the west coast of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides
Uig, Coll is a hamlet at the southern end of the island of Coll in the Inner Hebrides
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Uig   (131 words)

 Uig - Iridis Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Uig is also the name of a bay on the north coast of Skye.
Uig is a bay backed machair and hills on the western coast of the island of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland.
The chessmen are mostly carved from walrus tusks and probably came from Norway sometime in the 12th century.
www.iridis.com /Uig   (141 words)

 Hebrides 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Lewis and Harris are Presbyterian and Sabbatarian - meaning all retail outlets are shut on Sunday and there are no buses or ferries.
The Flannan Isles, off west Lewis, were the centre of a great mystery in December 1900 after the three lighthousekeepers who were their sole residents vanished without trace, a disappearance so sudden that a meal of cold meat, pickles and potatoes was left untouched on their table.
One of the many relics of this extraordinary past are the Lewis chessmen normally held in the British Museum, which were found at Uig on the west coast nearly 200 years ago, and now widely copied for sale by local craftsmen.
www.cne-siar.gov.uk /hebrides2001/infobytes.htm   (1466 words)

 Web Resource Guide
Close-Brooks, Joanna 1995 Excavation of a cairn at Cnip, Uig, Isle of Lewis.
Lewis, Frank R 1938 Lewis Morris and the parish of Llanbadarn Fawr, Cardiganshire, in 1755 Archaeol Cambrensis 93, 15-30.
McCullagh, Roderick & McCormick, Finbar 1991 The excavation of post-medieval burials from Braigh, Aignish, Lewis, 1989 Post-Medieval Archaeol 25, 73-88.
www-users.york.ac.uk /~sjw143/course/assignments/resourceguide/guide/lewis_psas.html   (915 words)

 Atlantic Scottish Smoked Salmon from Uig Smokehouse in Scotland UK - Uig Lodge
Uig Lodge smoked salmon has been supplying top hotels and restaurants with outstanding quality smoked salmon for twenty years.
Uig is on the Atlantic coast of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.
The mild climate and unpolluted water favours an abundance of wildife and game on the islands, particularly the wild Atlantic salmon for which Uig is famed.
www.greensalmon.co.uk   (362 words)

 New Page 5   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Whatever hopeful impressions were made on Mr MacLeod's mind during his visits to Lewis, in January 1824, as soon as he was settled in Uig, he was made suddenly aware of the stark reality of the darkness that prevailed in his new charge.
The answer is that the Lewis ministry was not an evangelical one, for Moderatism held sway, and a secular selfish indifference to the eternal interest of souls, with its blighting effects on the moral and religious nature and susceptibilities of men was the fruit reaped.
Uig had become a well-watered garden, and the fewness of the communicants was an indication of how completely the people's minds had been changed as to their duty in sitting at the Lord's Table.
www.backfreechurch.co.uk /History/Revival.htm   (6237 words)

 Isle of Lewis accommodation, transport, sightseeing - The Internet Guide to Scotland
Lewis is a fairly flat island with many spectacular sandy beaches, a rugged coastline and a landscape that is worth investigating by detouring down all the little roads you find.
Harris and Lewis are covered by several slightly overlapping maps in this series, all produced by the Ordnance Survey which is the official map agency of the UK: Tarbert & Loch Seaforth - West Lewis & North Harris - Stornoway & North Lewis.
The Galson Farm Bunkhouse at South Galson (Ness) is on a coastal road 10 miles from the Butt of Lewis.
www.scotland-inverness.co.uk /lewis.htm   (6826 words)

 Windsurfing, Surfing and Kite Surfing in West Wales: Lewis
Lewis is the largest of the Outer Hebrides at about 45 miles long and 30 miles at its widest.
Access is via ferry to Stornoway from Uig on Skye or Ullapool on the mainland, or by air from Glasgow, Invernes, Barra or Benbecula.
Towards the northern tip (The Butt of Lewis) is the beach of Europie, which can hold world class beach breaks waves, but is easily blown out by SW and westerly winds.
www.forces-of-nature.co.uk /lewis.htm   (531 words)

 Lewis & Harris
Lewis and Harris are not actually separate islands; rather, Lewis forms the top 75% and Harris the bottom 25% of the largest and most northerly of the Western Isles.
Lewis and Harris were ravaged by the Viking invaders in the 9th century and the many place names of Norse origin testify to the Viking influence.
Both Lewis and Harris suffered badly under the clearances of the late 18th and early 19th centuries when rapacious greedy landlords moved the islanders off their land to make way for sheep and better profits.
www.scotstitching.com /lewis.htm   (483 words)

 Isle of lewis chessmen scottish salmon lewis chessmen - Uig Lodge
It was here in 1831 at Ardroil near Uig Sands (a beautiful beach west of Callanish) that high tide exposed a cave or small, stone-built chamber which the eroding sand had exposed.
The treasure within was an assembly of 78 chessmen, probably the finest early chess pieces in the world, carved from morse ivory, the fossil remains of walrus tusks.
Believed to be carved between AD 1150-1170, the Lewis Chessmen represent a possible Norse origin and the most complete collection of ancient chessmen in existence today.
www.greensalmon.co.uk /chessmen.htm   (176 words)

 Edinburgh Architecture Research 26: Scottish Shielings: Revision and Reinterpretation
The fact that evidence survived in Lewis as opposed to elsewhere is simply due to the lasting nature of the tradition in that part of Scotland.
The situation in Lewis was such that poor soils, the small size of holdings within the head dyke and the massive population increase in the second half of the eighteenth century had necessitated the continued use of shielings.
Lewis is boggy interspersed with bare gneiss and so was unfit for large scale sheep farming.
www.caad.ed.ac.uk /publications/ear/sabina.html   (5859 words)

 Lewis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Lewis ( Scottish Gaelic : Leodhais) is the northern part of the main island of the Outer Hebrides in Scotland.
The island's settlements are on or near the coast s or sea loch s, being particularly concentrated on the north west coast.
Religion is particularly important on Lewis, with much of the population belonging to the Free Church, which observes the Sabbath very strictly, to the extent of chaining children's swings on Sunday s to ensure kids do not play.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/L/Lewis.htm   (422 words)

One result of this was that the Uig revival produced men who themselves became preachers of the Gospel, some of whom settled in Lewis, and were mightily used of God in revival blessing and power.
In these ways, the revival which brought evangelical religion in power to Uig had far-reaching effects, particularly in providing for the Christian ministry men who had the fire from Heaven in their bones, and went out to be heralds of the Evangel.
Another effect of the revival in Lewis in the early nineteenth century was the development of the 'fellowship meeting'.
our.homewithgod.com /stevenstonhighkirk/revival/revival7.htm   (2775 words)

 Hebrides (United Kingdom)
Uig (Uig), West Side (An Taobh Siar) and the main town, Stornoway (Steornabhagh).
I want to suggest that this flag of the Isle of Lewis (Eilean Leodhas) is a made up flag because on numerous visits to the Island I have never seen it (and I´m someone who always looks out for flags).
The website at http://www.btinternet.com/~haywards.cambs/haywards/index1.htm, mirrored at www.western-isles.co.uk, suggests that the flags of Barra and Lewis are in use.
flagspot.net /flags/gb-heb.html   (1012 words)

 The Church in Uig   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The current state of Protestant religion in Uig, Lewis, reflects the appalling retraction of the church in rural areas in recent times.
Less than two hundred years ago Alexander Macleod was translated from Cromarty to Uig, and a wave of evangelical revival swept over the parish, melting the frosty atmosphere of Moderatism, and ushering in an era of renewed evangelical commitment in the Isle of Lewis.
The record is pleasantly written and presented, and is enhanced with photographs of the district of Uig and some of its landmark church buildings.
www.backfreechurch.co.uk /Gazette/the_church_in_Uig.htm   (899 words)

 Isle of Lewis Chess Set
Isle of Lewis Chess Set photograph to the left is courtesy of John Maclean Photography.
Of course the Isle of Lewis Chess Set is priceless being 12th century Norse.
Indeed, in the past, the Hebrides were ruled by the Vikings and the area was rich in natural resources providing both an area for settlement and the Hebrides were an important part of the extensive trade routes that th Vikings developed (which some argue stretched as far as Canada).
www.virtualhebrides.com /isle-of-lewis-chess-set.htm   (450 words)

 Mealista, Lewis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Uig is in the far west of Lewis - a place of unsurpassed beauty on the island.
It is a stunning natural environment of hills and beaches with the main road through clinging to the coast.
While only accessible on foot, an exploration of the coast and hills is a great way to keep in touch with the natural Hebrides unsullied by humanity.
www.globalguide.org /europe/dd/eng13.html   (209 words)

 17 Uigen, Miavaig, Uig, Isle of Lewis, Scotland.
17 Uigen, Miavaig, Uig, Isle of Lewis, Scotland.
Lewis is rich in prehistoric sites, notably the standing stones of Callanish and Steinacleit, and Carloway Broch.
Stornoway (31 miles) on the Isle of Lewis is the main town of the Western Isles.
www.holidays-scotland.co.uk /705.htm   (372 words)

 Isle of Lewis Chess Set / The Uig Chessmen
When the shipwrecked seamen left the country, the wicked herd, always afraid of detection, though living in a remote corner of the parish, went to where he had concealed the bag for whose sake he had murdered the sailor, to examine the contents.
This herd never prospered thereafter but went on from one degree of vice to another, until for his abuse of women, he was sentenced to be hanged on the Gallows Hill at Stornoway.
When he was brought forth for execution, he told of many wicked things he had done, and among others, how he had murdered the sailor and where he had buried the images.
www.virtualhebrides.com /Isle-of-Lewis-Chess-Set/isle-of-lewis-chess-set-3.htm   (607 words)

 Uig, Lewis - Enpsychlopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Uig is a ' bay backed machair and hills ' on the western coast of the island of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland.
Uig is reputed to be the birthplace of the Brahan Seer, the gaelic Nostradamus in the 16th century.
Lewis Chessmen ( http://www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk/compass/ixbin/goto?id=OBJ566) at the British Museum.
www.grohol.com /psypsych/Uig,_Lewis   (233 words)

 Isle of Lewis Chess Set and Chess Pieces
This Isle of Lewis chess set is a genuine replica of the world famous Isle of Lewis chess pieces on display in the British Museum.
The Isle of Lewis chess pieces in Chocolate Brown have an antique ivory finish and are cushioned on a layer of burgundy felt.
The Isle of Lewis (pronounced Lews) is in the northernmost of the Outer Hebrides - a barren, windswept land of swamps, rocks and peat moss.
www.chesscentral.com /sets-pieces-chess/isle-lewis-chess-set.htm   (695 words)

 Archaeology in Lewis
Geraint Coles and carried out by Department of Archaeology undergraduate students and graduate supervisors, was successful in locating and recording possible post-medieval archaeology in the vicinity of the farmhouse around which the Centre was developed.
Traigh Bostadh on Bernera, West Lewis, initiated a joint research and rescue excavation on the eroding archaeology of the bay area (Burgess and Neighbour, 1997).
The research in Lewis has thus far been focused within an area from Garenin and Galson in the north to Uig in the west and covers a vast time scale from the Neolithic to the Post-Medieval.
www.arcl.ed.ac.uk /arch/lewis   (3389 words)

 Lewis & Harris Attractions & Businesses on Undiscovered Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Gearrannan Blackhouse Village 5A Gearrannan, Carloway, Isle of Lewis, HS2 9AL.
Port of Ness, Isle of Lewis, HS2 0XA.
Lewis Car Rentals Providing a friendly self drive car hire service for the Western Isles for over 25 years.
www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk /areawest/northbusiness.html   (1360 words)

 Uighur Alphabet Uige Province Uig   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Uige Uige is the capital city of Uige Province in Mozambique.
Uige Province Uige is a province of Angola.
It has an area of 58,698 km2 and a population of approximately 800,000.
www.masterliness.com /a/Uig.htm   (293 words)

 House of Staunton - Fine Chess Sets : Vintage and Antique
Because of the direct involvement of the British Museum in developing the molds for these chessmen, this is the closest reproduction of the historic Lewis chessmen available today.
The Isle of Lewis (pronounced Lews) is in the northernmost of the Outer Hebrides - a barren, windswept land of swamps, rocks and peatmoss.
The details of the armor and costume were used by experts at the British Museum to estimate the age of the chessmen to be from the later part of the twelfth Century (1150-1170 AD).
www.houseofstaunton.com /lewis.html   (574 words)

 FishHebrides - Fishing - Other Things To Do
Here are some suggestions for other things to do in the Hebrides if you do not want to fish every day, are flooded off or have friends that are not fishing.
For more information see the Area Tourist Board site at www.visithebrides.com or call in at their information office, 26 Cromwell Street, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, HS1 2DD (Tel: 01851 703088) which is open all the year round.
The Lewis Chessmen are sometimes displayed in the Stornoway museum.
www.fishhebrides.com /pages/otherthingstodo.asp?dom=FishHebrides   (506 words)

 arthur ransome uig isle of lewis great northern arthur ransome - Uig Lodge
An observation he made whilst sitting on the bank of the famous Gorge pool where he watched fish with great interest.
The Uig area is famous for more than it's fishing, celebrity visitors and smoked salmon.
Believed to be more than 700 years old, it was on the beach in front of the lodge that they were found
www.greensalmon.co.uk /ransome.htm   (242 words)

 Uig Lodge on Isle of Lewis
A three-hour sail from Ullapool, past The Summer Isles (Tir Nan Og) and across The Minch brings you to the port of Stornoway.
Forty minutes by car over to the west coast of Lewis finds you by the most breathtaking beach and coastline over which Uig Lodge commands superb views out across the Atlantic.
Built in 1876 by Sir James Matheson, Lord Leverhulme later purchased the Lodge and gave it to his niece as a wedding present.
www.scotlandvacations.com /uiglodge.htm   (223 words)

 Gaelic Traditionalist Resource Page - Clannada na Gadelica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
When they came out of the church, the young men would go to throw the stone, or toss the caber or play shinty, or to run races or race the horses on the strand, the young maidens looking on all the while.
In my young days there was hardly a house that did not have one, two or three who could play pipe or the fiddle and I have heard it said that there were those who could play things called harps, but I do not know what those things were.
The most famous of these incidents took place on the Isle of Lewis in 1887 and is known as "Ruaig an Fheidh" the Pairc Deer Riad which is commemorated in an eloquent poem composed in the Gaelic by Reverend Donald MacCallum.
www.clannada.org /docs/clrsncsa.html   (8299 words)

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