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Stornoway, Na h-Eileanan an Iar (Steòrnabhagh)

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Stornoway, Na h-Eileanan an Iar (Steòrnabhagh)

Stornoway is a town on the Isle of Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. The town's population is around 9,000, making it the largest town in the Western Isles (with a third of the population) and the third largest town in the Scottish Highlands after Inverness and Fort William. The civil parish of Stornoway, including various nearby villages, has a population of approximately 12,000. Stornoway is an important port and the major town and administrative centre of the Outer Hebrides.
Administrative CountyNa h-Eileanan an Iar
Traditional CountyRoss-shire
OS GridNB4232
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityNorthern Scotland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01851

Other names by which Stornoway, Na h-Eileanan an Iar (Steòrnabhagh) has been known in the past

Stornoway/Steòrnabhagh ~ Steòrnabhagh ~ Stornoway Castle

Stornoway, Na h-Eileanan an Iar (Steòrnabhagh) in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Stornoway, seaport, police burgh, and par., Lewin island, Outer Hebrides, Ross-shire, on Stornoway Harbour, 51 miles NW. of Ullapool and 180 miles from Oban - par., 67,652 ac., pop. 10,389; police burgh, pop. 2627; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks; is.a head port, and has a good harbour. Stornoway is also the centre of the greatest of the Scottish fishery districts, comprising the whole of the Outer Hebrides. Fish is largely exported, chiefly to Baltic ports. (For shipping statistics, see Appendix.) Steamers ply regularly to and from Ullapool, Glasgow, and Liverpool. Stornoway was made a burgh of barony by James VI. Stornoway Lighthouse, on Arnish Point, is 45 ft. high, with revolving light 56 ft. above high water and seen 13 miles.

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