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History of the Isle of Lewis

The story of the Isle of Lewis is steeped in both history and mystery. Man has inhabited Leodhas, meaning marshy, for probably 5000 years. The Standing Stones and Stone Circles bear witness to this early occupation, as do the Iron Age forts and archaeological sites scattered around the Island. Read more

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Transport

Travel to the Western Isles is either by ferry or by air and buses and ferries between islands. Read more

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Maps

Maps taken from the Explore Outer Hebrides Guide with maps Read more

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Sundays on the Isle of Lewis

Sundays are a very special day on both The Isle of Lewis and Harris, in that, virtually all commercial activity ceases and a large proportion of the population attends church. This makes the character of the islands very 'different' from the hustle and bustle of most mainland areas on a Sunday. Read more

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Useful Telephone Numbers

Useful telephone numbers for tourism, transport, infrastructure and health care. Read more