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Harris
Na Hearadh

Coordinates: 57°32′N 6°29′W / 57.53, -6.48 Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig) is a member of the Goidelic branch of Celtic languages. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Image File history File links IsleofHarris. ...

Population 3,061
Language Scottish Gaelic
English
OS grid reference NB155005GB
Council area Na h-Eileanan Siar
Lieutenancy area Western Isles
Constituent country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district HS3
Dial code 01859
Vehicle code SX-SY (Inverness)
Police Northern
Fire Highlands and Islands
Ambulance Scottish
UK Parliament Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Scottish Parliament Western Isles
European Parliament Scotland
List of places: UKScotland
An Cliseam from the Abhainn Mharaig, just off the main road to Lewis.

Harris (Na Hearadh in Scottish Gaelic) is the southern part of the largest island of the Western Isles of Scotland or Outer Hebrides (Na h-Eileanan Siar). The northern part of the island is called Lewis (Leòdhas). Despite the use of the terms 'Isle of Lewis' and 'Isle of Harris', the two names 'Harris' and 'Lewis' refer to the two parts of the same island. Lewis is, in general, the lower lying part of the island, with Harris being the more mountainous. // Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig) is a member of the Goidelic branch of Celtic languages. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... For local government purposes, Scotland is divided into 32 areas designated as Council Areas of Scotland which are all governed by unitary authorities designated as Councils which have the option under the Local Government (Gaelic Names) (Scotland) Act 1997(as chosen by Na h-Eileanan an Iar) of being known... Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles) redirects here. ... The Lieutenancy areas of Scotland are the areas used for the ceremonial lords-lieutenant, the monarchs representatives, in Scotland. ... Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles) redirects here. ... This is an alphabetical list of countries of the world, including independent states (both those that are internationally recognised and generally unrecognised), inhabited dependent territories and areas of special sovereignty. ... Motto (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity Cha togar mfhearg gun dioladh (Scottish Gaelic)1 Wha daur meddle wi me?(Scots)1 Anthem (Multiple unofficial anthems) Scotlands location in Europe Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Queen Queen Elizabeth II  -  Prime... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... UK postal codes are known as postcodes. ... The HS postcode area, also known as the Outer Hebrides postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Isle of Barra, Isle of Benbecula, Isle of Harris, Isle of Lewis, Isle of North Uist, Isle of Scalpay, Isle of South Uist and Stornoway in Scotland. ... The UK telephone numbering plan, also known as the National Numbering Plan, is regulated by the Office of Communications (Ofcom), which replaced the Office of Telecommunications (Oftel) in 2003. ... In the United Kingdom, all motor-powered road vehicles, including cars (but excepting the official cars of the reigning monarch) have had to carry registration plates (more commonly known as number plates) since 1904. ... The following are the vehicle number plate identifiers used in Great Britain since the 2001 changes to British vehicle number plates. ... Map showing the council areas of Scotland, with the ones in the police area highlighted. ... A Fire Appliance belonging to the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service The fire service in the United Kingdom has undergone dramatic changes since the beginning of the 21st century, a process that has been propelled by a devolution of central government powers, new legislation and a change to operational... The Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service (previously Highland and Islands Fire Brigade) is the fire service for Northern Scotland, covering the council areas of Highland, Orkney, Shetland, and the Western Isles, and so covering a major part of the Highlands and Islands area. ... Crest of NHS ambulance services in England Crest of the Scottish Ambulance Service In the UK, the majority of ambulance services are provided under the National Health Service through local ambulance trusts. Each trust is specific to a county or area, and so the country is divided across a number... Two Mercedes-Benz Sprinter-based ambulances of the Scottish Ambulance Service The Scottish Ambulance Service serves all of Scotland and is a special health board funded directly by the health department of the Scottish Executive. ... The United Kingdom House of Commons is made up of Members of Parliament (MPs). ... Na h-Eileanan an Iar is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, created in 1918. ... For the national legislative body up to 1707, see Parliament of Scotland. ... The Western Isles are a constituency of the Scottish Parliament. ... This is a list of Members of the European Parliament for the United Kingdom in the 2004 to 2009 session, ordered by name. ... Scotland constitutes a single constituency of the European Parliament. ... List of burghs in Scotland List of cities in the United Kingdom Lists of places within Scottish regions List of places in Orkney List of places in Shetland List of places in the Borders region of Scotland List of places in the Central region of Scotland List of places in... Image File history File links An_Cliseam_-_Harris. ... Image File history File links An_Cliseam_-_Harris. ... Looking towards the Uplands in the centre of the Island of Lewis Lewis (Leòdhas in Scottish Gaelic) or The Isle of Lewis (Eilean Leòdhais), is the northern part of the largest island of the Western Isles of Scotland or Outer Hebrides (Na h-Eileanan Siar). ... // Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig) is a member of the Goidelic branch of Celtic languages. ... The Western Isles are an archipelago in Scotland. ... Motto (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity Cha togar mfhearg gun dioladh (Scottish Gaelic)1 Wha daur meddle wi me?(Scots)1 Anthem (Multiple unofficial anthems) Scotlands location in Europe Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Queen Queen Elizabeth II  -  Prime... Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles) redirects here. ... Looking towards the Uplands in the centre of the Island of Lewis Lewis (Leòdhas in Scottish Gaelic) or The Isle of Lewis (Eilean Leòdhais), is the northern part of the largest island of the Western Isles of Scotland or Outer Hebrides (Na h-Eileanan Siar). ...


Harris divides naturally into northern and southern parts, joined by a narrow isthmus at the main settlement of Tarbert (An Tairbeart or Tairbeart na Hearadh), from which ferries sail to Uig in Skye. Harris was previously part of Inverness-shire, under older administrative divisions. In the 2001 census Harris had a usually resident population of 3,601. The Isthmus of Panama connects North and South America. ... Tarbert is the main community on Harris in the Western Isles of Scotland. ... The ferryboat Dongan Hills, filled with commuters, about to dock at a New York City pier, ca. ... The village Uig lies in a sheltered bay near the north end of the Isle of Skye (Inner Hebrides). ... Looking towards Quiraing, Skye. ... Inverness-shire (Siorrachd Inbhir Nis in Gaelic) is one of the traditional counties of Scotland. ...


Harris has been described as the last bastion of fundamentalist Calvinism (see Religion in the Outer Hebrides), and sabbatarianism is still a highly contentious issue. Calvinism is a theological system and an approach to the Christian life that emphasizes Gods sovereignty in all things. ... Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles) redirects here. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Harris is also known for Harris tweed, although it is mostly now made in Lewis. All Harris Tweed items are hand woven on the islands off the Northern coast of Scotland (outer Hebrides). ...


In common with many parts of the Highlands and Islands Harris has numerous single-track roads with passing lanes at intervals. The Highlands and Islands is one of the eight electoral regions of the Scottish Parliament which were created in 1999. ... Single track road near Aultivullin in Scotland A single track road is a narrow road that is only of sufficient width to allow the passage of one vehicle. ...


Most of the place names of Lewis and Harris come from Old Norse. Lewis and Harris came via Old Norse Ljóðhús = "Home of the Poet" (Ljóð = Poet, hús = house) and Herað = "a type of administrative district" from alterations of unknown Pictish originals. Looking towards the Uplands in the centre of the Island of Lewis Lewis (Leòdhas in Scottish Gaelic) or The Isle of Lewis (Eilean Leòdhais), is the northern part of the largest island of the Western Isles of Scotland or Outer Hebrides (Na h-Eileanan Siar). ... Old Norse is the Germanic language spoken by the inhabitants of Scandinavia and their overseas settlements during the Viking Age, until about 1300. ... Old Norse is the Germanic language spoken by the inhabitants of Scandinavia and their overseas settlements during the Viking Age, until about 1300. ... A replica of the Hilton of Cadboll Stone. ...

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North Harris

North Harris, adjoining Lewis, contains Clisham (An Cliseam), the highest mountain in the Outer Hebrides at 799 metres. The area is sparsely populated. Beyond Tarbert, the furthest settlement is Hushinish (Hùisinis) on the west coast. A bridge from the east coast links Harris to the island of Scalpay (Scalpaigh na Hearadh). Looking towards the Uplands in the centre of the Island of Lewis Lewis (Leòdhas in Scottish Gaelic) or The Isle of Lewis (Eilean Leòdhais), is the northern part of the largest island of the Western Isles of Scotland or Outer Hebrides (Na h-Eileanan Siar). ... Clisham (Scottish Gaelic: An Cliseam) is a mountain on the island of Harris in the Western Isles of Scotland. ... Huisinis lies at the end of 14 miles of one of the most narrow zig-zagged roads in Scotland. ... Scalpay is an island in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland west of Harris, to which it is linked by a bridge. ...


In March 2003 the North Harris Estate was purchased[1] on behalf of the local community by the North Harris Trust. In April 2006 the Trust hosted the Highlands and Islands Community Energy Company conference "Community Energy: Leading from the Edge"[2] in Tarbert. The Highlands and Islands Community Energy Company or HICEC provides free advice, grant funding and finance for renewable energy projects developed by community groups in the north and west of Scotland. ... Tarbert to Uig ferry Tarbert (Scottish Gaelic: Tairbeart) is the main community on Harris in the Western Isles of Scotland. ...


South Harris

South Harris

The southern part of Harris is less mountainous, with numerous unspoilt, white sandy beaches on the west coast. Its main settlements are Rodel (Roghadal), known for its medieval kirk St. Clement's Church (Eaglais Chliamhain) (Historic Scotland), the most elaborate surviving medieval church in the Hebrides after Iona Abbey, and Leverburgh (An Tòb na Hearadh or An t-Òb na Hearadh) from which a ferry sails to Berneray (Beàrnaraigh na Hearadh), an island off the coast of North Uist (Uibhist a Tuath), to which it is joined by a causeway. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 495 KB) South Harris, Scotland by Wojsyl, June 2004. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 495 KB) South Harris, Scotland by Wojsyl, June 2004. ... St Clements Chapel, Rodel. ... Kirk can mean church in general or the Church of Scotland in particular. ... Historic Scotland is the Scottish agency looking after historic monuments. ... This article is about the Hebrides islands in Scotland. ... One of the oldest and most important religious centers in western Europe. ... The second largest village on Harris after Tarbert, Is best approached by bike or car via the west coast road, where you can experience the most beautiful beaches in the world. ... Berneray (Scottish Gaelic: Bheàrnaraidh) is an island in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, north of North Uist. ... Location of North Uist Landsat image of North Uist North Uist (Scottish Gaelic: Uibhist a Tuath) is an island of the Outer Hebrides. ...


The road which runs along the east coats of Harris (from south of Tarbert to Rodel) is known colloquially as the "Golden Road" as it cost so much money to build, when it was built in 1897 by Jamie Harris. It runs through the area of Harris known as Bays through the coastal townships Lickisto (Liceasto), Geocrab (Geòcrab), Manish (Mànais), Flodabay (Fleòideabhagh), Ardvay (Àird Mhighe), Finsbay (Fionnsbhagh) and Lingerbay (Lingreabhagh). Manish is a common Hindu name, derived from a Sanskrit word - manishi meaning A genius or an intellectual Contrary to the popular belief , the name Manish is not composed of two words man(mann) which means Mind and ish which means God. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ...


Of all the beaches on South Harris, Luskentyre and Scarista are considered by many to be the most spectacular. The scenery is some of the most breathtakingly beautiful in Scotland. From Luskentyre, the island of Taransay, where the BBC Television series Castaway was recorded, is seen most clearly. At Scarista the scene is much more sporting, as it is often the venue for surfing and kite buggying. Nearby the Harris Golf Club offers well kept greens and astounding views, but there is no play on Sundays. Scarista is the birthplace of the author Finlay J. MacDonald. Finlay wrote about growing up on Harris in the 1930s in his books: Crowdie and Cream, The Corncrake and the Lysander and Crotal and White and paints a very vivid and humorous picture of Hebridean life. Motto (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity Cha togar mfhearg gun dioladh (Scottish Gaelic)1 Wha daur meddle wi me?(Scots)1 Anthem (Multiple unofficial anthems) Scotlands location in Europe Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Queen Queen Elizabeth II  -  Prime...


Trivia

Tinted shots of parts of the island were used by Stanley Kubrick as the surface of Jupiter in the film 2001: A Space Odyssey.[1] Stanley Kubrick (July 26, 1928 – March 7, 1999) was an influential and acclaimed American film director and producer. ...


See also

Lewis and Harris make up the largest island in the Outer Hebrides In Scotland. ...

References

  1. ^ Islanders celebrate buy-out, BBC News Online, 1 March 2003
  2. ^ HICEC conference 2006

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Islands of the Hebrides
Inner Hebrides
Ascrib Islands | Canna | Cara | Coll | Colonsay | Crowlin Islands | Eigg | Gigha | Iona | Isay | Islay | Jura | Kerrera | Lismore | Oronsay | Muck | Mull | Raasay | Rùm | Skye | Slate Islands | Soay | Staffa | Summer Isles | Tiree | Treshnish Isles
Outer Hebrides
Barra (Isles) | Benbecula | Berneray | Eriskay | Flannan Isles | Great Bernera | Harris and Lewis | North Uist | Rockall | Scalpay | South Uist | St Kilda

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