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Encyclopedia > Outer Hebrides
Na h-Eileanan Siar
(The Western Isles)
Location
Image:ScotlandWesternIsles.png
Geography
Area Ranked 7th
 - Total 3,071 km²
 - % Water  ?
Admin HQ Stornoway
(Steòrnabhagh)
ISO 3166-2 GB-ELS
ONS code 00RJ
Demographics
Population Ranked 30th
 - Total (2005) 26,370
 - Density 9 / km²
Politics
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
http://www.cne-siar.gov.uk/
Control Independent
MPs
MSPs
Scotland

The Outer Hebrides, (Scottish Gaelic: Innse Gall) comprise an island chain off the west coast of Scotland. They form part of the Hebrides, separated from the Scottish mainland and from the Inner Hebrides by the stormy stretch of water known as the Minch and the Little Minch. Most communities in the Outer Hebrides use the Scottish Gaelic language. The name for the UK Parliament constituency covering this area is Na h-Eileanan an Iar, whilst the Scottish Parliament constituency for the area continues to be officially known as Western Isles although it is almost always written as Western Isles (Eilean Siar). The islands were known as Suðreyjar ("Southern Islands"; cf. Suðrland) under Norwegian rule for about 200 years until sovereignty was transferred to Scotland in the Treaty of Perth in 1266, which followed the Battle of Largs three years earlier. Colloquially they are sometimes referred to collectively as An t-Eilean Fada or "The Long Island"; Na h-Eileanan a-Muigh (the Outer Isles) is also heard occasionally in Scottish Gaelic. council area of Scotland File links The following pages link to this file: Outer Hebrides Na h-Eileanan an Iar (UK Parliament constituency) Categories: NowCommons | GFDL images ... Map of Scotland Although Scotland is a relatively small country, with a land area of 78 772 km², its geography is highly varied, from the rural lowlands, to the barren highlands, and from large cities to uninhabited islands. ... This is a list of council areas of Scotland ordered by area. ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here areas between 1,000 km² and 10,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Lews Castle in Stornoway Boats in Stornoway Stornoway from the ferry Another picture of Lews Castle Bayhead, Stornoway // About the Town 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... The ISO 3166-2 codes for the United Kingdom correspond to the nations administrative divisions. ... The Office for National Statistics coding system is a hierarchical code used in the United Kingdom for tabulating census and other statistical data. ... This is a list of council areas of Scotland ordered by population. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... This is a list of Members of Parliament at the House of Commons in Westminster representing constituencies in Scotland, arranged by party. ... Angus Brendan MacNeil (born July 21, 1970) is the SNP Member of Parliament for Na h-Eileanan an Iar. ... The Scottish Parliament is composed of 129 members called Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) or, in Gaelic, Buill Pàrlamaid na h-Alba (BPnA). ... Alasdair Morrison was born on 18 November 1968 in Stornoway in the Outer Hebrides. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... This article is about the Hebrides islands in Scotland. ... Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig) is a member of the Goidelic branch of Celtic languages. ... Motto: (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity(English) Wha daur meddle wi me? (Scots)[1] Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic, Scots[2] Government  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I... This article is about the Hebrides islands in Scotland. ... The Hebrides (Inner Hebrides in red) The Inner Hebrides are a group of islands off the west coast of Scotland, to the south east of the Outer Hebrides. ... The Minch is a body of water separating north-west mainland Scotland from the Isle of Lewis (the northern Outer Hebrides). ... Na h-Eileanan an Iar is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, created in 1918. ... The Western Isles are a constituency of the Scottish Parliament. ... Sutherland (Cataibh in Gaelic) is a committee area of the Highland Council, Scotland, a registration county, and a lieutenancy area. ... The Treaty of Perth ended military conflict between Norway under Magnus the Law-mender and Scotland under Alexander III over the sovereignty of the Western Isles, the Isle of Man and Caithness. ... The Battle of Largs took place in Largs, North Ayrshire in 1263 between Scotland and the forces of King Magnus III of Man and the Isles as well as the manxmens ally, King Haakon IV of Norway. ...

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Islands

The main islands form an archipelago, which with their smaller surrounding islands are sometimes known poetically as the Long Isle. The major islands include Lewis and Harris, North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist and Barra. The Mergui Archipelago An archipelago is a landform which consists of a chain or cluster of islands. ... 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). ... An Cliseam from the Abhainn Mharaig, just off the main road to Lewis. ... Location of North Uist Landsat image of North Uist North Uist (Scottish Gaelic: Uibhist a Tuath) is an island of the Outer Hebrides. ... Benbecula (Scottish Gaelic: Beinn na Faoghla, meaning the mountain of the ford) is an island of the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. ... Location of South Uist South Uist (Scottish Gaelic: Uibhist a Deas) is an island of the Outer Hebrides in Scotland. ... Castlebay, Barra Traigh Eaig beach This article is about the island of Barra in Scotland. ...


Populated islands

Island Population (2001 census)
Lewis and Harris 19,918
(Harris) 3,601
(Lewis) 16,872
South Uist 1,818
North Uist 1,271
Benbecula 1,219
Barra 1,078
Scalpay 322
Great Bernera 233
Grimsay 201
Berneray, North Uist 136
Eriskay 133
Vatersay 94
Baleshare 49
Grimsay, South East Benbecula 19
Flodda, Benbecula 11
The Hebrides (Outer Hebrides in orange)

Lewis and Harris make up the largest island in the Outer Hebrides In Scotland. ... An Cliseam from the Abhainn Mharaig, just off the main road to Lewis. ... 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). ... Location of South Uist South Uist (Scottish Gaelic: Uibhist a Deas) is an island of the Outer Hebrides in Scotland. ... Location of North Uist Landsat image of North Uist North Uist (Scottish Gaelic: Uibhist a Tuath) is an island of the Outer Hebrides. ... Benbecula (Scottish Gaelic: Beinn na Faoghla, meaning the mountain of the ford) is an island of the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. ... Castlebay, Barra Traigh Eaig beach This article is about the island of Barra in Scotland. ... Scalpay is an island in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland west of Harris, to which it is linked by a bridge. ... Great Bernera, often known just as Bernera (Scottish Gaelic: Bearnaraigh) is an island in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. ... Grimsay (Scottish Gaelic: Griamsaigh) is an island in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, linked to both North Uist and Benbecula by causeways. ... Berneray (From viking Bjorns Isle) (Scottish Gaelic: Bheàrnaraidh) is an island in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. ... Eriskay, looking towards Easabhal on South Uist. ... Location of Vatersay Vatersay Bay, Vatersay. ... Baleshare is an island in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (935x1450, 61 KB) Summary A map of the Inner and Outer Hebrides in Scotland. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (935x1450, 61 KB) Summary A map of the Inner and Outer Hebrides in Scotland. ...

Unpopulated islands

The unpopulated islands include:

Small islands and island groups pepper the North Atlantic surrounding the main island group: The Barra Isles, also known as the Bishops Isles as they were historically owned by the church, are a small archipelago of islands in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. ... Boreray (Scottish Gaelic: Boraraigh) is an island in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland which lies 2km north of North Uist. ... Chapel on the Island of Ensay, so named because St. ... Mingulay is the second largest of the Bishops Isles in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. ... Pabbay (Scottish Gaelic: Pabaigh) is an uninhabited island in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland which lies in the Sound of Harris between Harris and North Uist. ... Ronay (Scottish Gaelic: Rònaigh) is an island in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, which lies a short distance of the east coast of Grimsay. ... Seaforth Island (gaelic: Eilean Shìphiort or Shìophort) is an uninhabited island in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. ... Scarp is an island in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, west of Hushinish on Harris. ... Scotasay (Scottish Gaelic: Sgeotasaigh) is an uninhabited island in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. ... The Shiant Isles (Scottish Gaelic: Na h-Eileanan Seunta) are an island group in the Minch, east of Harris in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. ... Shillay (gaelic:Siolaigh) is an uninhabited island which lies 2km north of Pabbay in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. ... Tahay (Scottish Gaelic: Taghaigh) is an island in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, located at grid reference NF965755. ... The Isle of Taransay Taransay (Tarasaigh in Gaelic), is an island in the Scottish Outer Hebrides. ... Vallay (Scottish Gaelic: Bhalaigh) is an uninhabited tidal island in the Scottish Outer Hebrides. ... For other uses, see Atlantic (disambiguation) The Atlantic Ocean is Earths second-largest ocean, covering approximately one-fifth of its surface. ...


To the west lie the Monach Islands, Flannan Isles, St Kilda and Rockall, in increasing order of distance. The status of Rockall as part of the United Kingdom remains a matter of international dispute. The Monach Islands, also known as Heisker (Scottish Gaelic: Eilean Heisgeir), are an island group west of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. ... The Flannan Isles (Scottish Gaelic: na h-Eileanan Flannach) are an island group in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, lying several miles west of Lewis. ... Mercator projection map of the St Kilda Island group with inset of the British Isles. ... Rockall, a small, isolated rocky islet in the North Atlantic Ocean Rockall is a small, rocky islet in the North Atlantic, in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the United Kingdom. ...


To the north lie North Rona and Sula Sgeir, two small and remote islands. Not often included as part of the Outer Hebrides, they nevertheless come under the administration of the Western Isles district. North Rona, often just called Rona, is a remote Scottish island in the North Atlantic. ... Sula Sgeir is a small, uninhabited Scottish island in the North Atlantic. ...


The Hebrides under Norse control

The Outer and Inner Hebrides came under Norse control and settlement before the 9th century AD. The Norse control of the Hebrides was formalized in 1098 when Edgar of Scotland formally signed the islands over to Magnus III of Norway. The Scottish acceptance of Magnus III as King of the Isles came after the Norwegian king had conquered the Orkney Islands, the Hebrides and the Isle of Man in a swift campaign earlier the same year, directed against the local Norwegian leaders of the various islands. By capturing the islands Magnus III subdued the Norsemen who had seized the islands centuries earlier and imposed a more direct royal control. (8th century - 9th century - 10th century _ other centuries) Events Beowulf might have been written down in this century, though it could also have been in the 8th century Viking attacks on Europe begin Oseberg ship burial The Magyars arrive in what is now Hungary, forcing the Serbs and Bulgars... Events First Crusade: end of the siege of Antioch. ... Edgar of Scotland (Etgair mac Maíl Coluim) (1074 – January 8, 1107 ), was king of Scotland from 1097 to 1107. ... Magnus Barefoot (1073-1103), son of Olaf Kyrre, was king of Norway from 1093 until 1103 and King of the Isle of Man from 1095-1102. ...


The Norwegian control of both the Inner and Outer Hebrides would see almost constant warfare until being ultimately resolved by the partitioning of the Western Isles in 1156. The Outer Hebrides would remain under the Kingdom of Mann and the Isles while the Inner Hebrides broke out under Somerled, the Norse-Celtic kinsman of both Lulach and the Manx royal house. Although the Inner Hebrides, from 1156 known as the Kingdom of the Hebrides, was still nominally under the sovereignty of Norway, the leaders were Scottish in language and culture rather than Norse. Events Prince Yuriy Dolgorukiy fortifies Moscow, regarded as the date of the founding of the city Establishment of the Carmelite Order Hogen Rebellion in Japan January 20 - According to legend, freeholder Lalli slays English crusader Bishop Henry with an axe on the ice of the lake Köyliönjärvi... The Kingdom of Mann and the Isles was a Norse kingdom that existed in the British Isles from 1079 till 1266. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Lulach I of Scotland (c. ...


After his victory of 1156, Somerled went on two years later to seize control over the Isle of Man itself, and become the last King of the Isle of Man and the Isles to rule over all the islands the kingdom had once included. After Somerled's death in 1164 the rulers of Mann would only be in control of the Outer Hebrides. Events Count Henry I of Champagne marries Marie de Champagne. ...


As a result of the 1266 Treaty of Perth the Outer Hebrides, along with the Isle of Man, were yielded to the Kingdom of Scotland. For broader historical context, see 1260s and 13th century. ... The Treaty of Perth ended military conflict between Norway under Magnus the Law-mender and Scotland under Alexander III over the sovereignty of the Western Isles, the Isle of Mann and Caithness. ...


Local government

The Western Isles have been a unitary council area since 1975. In most of the rest of Scotland, however, similar unitary councils were not established until 1996. Since then the islands have formed one of the 32 unitary council areas which now cover the whole of Scotland. The Western Isles council is officially known by its Gaelic name, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, and known locally simply as 'the Comhairle' or 'a Chomhairle', having changed its name under the Local Government (Gaelic Names) (Scotland) Act 1997. The council has its base in Stornoway on Lewis. Image File history File links Western_Isles. ... Image File history File links Western_Isles. ... The Outer Hebrides or Western Isles (officially known by their Gaelic name, Na h-Eileanan Siar) comprise an island chain off the west coast of Scotland. ... A unitary authority is a type of local authority, which has a single tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area. ... Motto: (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity(English) Wha daur meddle wi me? (Scots)[1] Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic, Scots[2] Government  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I... 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... The Outer Hebrides or Western Isles (officially known by their Gaelic name, Na h-Eileanan Siar) comprise an island chain off the west coast of Scotland. ... The Local Government (Gaelic Names) (Scotland) Act 1997 enables local councils in Scotland to rename the areas for which they are resposible with Gaelic names. ... Lews Castle in Stornoway Boats in Stornoway Stornoway from the ferry Another picture of Lews Castle Bayhead, Stornoway // About the Town 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... 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). ...


Lewis is in the north of the island group and forms part of the county of Ross-shire. The rest of the group, including Harris, is part of Inverness-shire. Between 1890 and 1975 administration was split, by the Lewis-Harris boundary, between the county councils of Ross and Cromarty (which covered Ross-shire and Cromartyshire) and Inverness-shire. This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Ross-shire (Siorrachd Rois in Gaelic), or simply Ross, is a traditional county of Scotland bordering on Sutherland, Cromartyshire (of which it contains many enclaves), Inverness-shire and on an exclave of Nairnshire. ... An Cliseam from the Abhainn Mharaig, just off the main road to Lewis. ... Inverness-shire (Siorrachd Inbhir Nis in Gaelic) is one of the traditional counties of Scotland. ... In the British Isles, a county council is a council that governs a county. ... Ross and Cromarty: administrative county (1889-1975) Image:RossCromDistrict. ... Cromartyshire (Siorrachd Chromba in Gaelic) was a county in the north of Scotland, consisting of a series of enclaves within Ross-shire. ...


The Western Isles is a member of the International Island Games Association. The International Island Games Associations main role is to organise the Island Games, which is held every two years where the members came to compete in a friendly competition in 15 sports. ...


Religion

The Christian religion has deep roots in the Western Isles, but owing mainly to the different allegiances of the clans in the past, the people in the northern islands (Lewis, Harris, North Uist) have historically been predominantly Protestant (Presbyterian), and those of the southern islands (Benbecula, South Uist, Barra) predominantly Roman Catholic. There are also small Episcopalian congregations in Lewis and Harris, though many of their members originate outside the islands. // Christianity is a monotheistic[1] religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as presented in the New Testament. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Presbyterianism is a form of Protestant Christianity, primarily in the Reformed branch of Western Christianity, as well as a particular form of church government. ... The Roman Catholic Church or Catholic Church (see terminology below) is the Christian Church in full communion with the Bishop of Rome, currently Pope Benedict XVI. It traces its origins to the original Christian community founded by Jesus Christ and led by the Twelve Apostles, in particular Saint Peter. ... The neutrality of this article is disputed. ...


The northern parts of the Western Isles (particularly Lewis and Harris) have been described as the last bastion of fundamentalist Calvinism in Britain[1] with large numbers of inhabitants belonging to the Free Church of Scotland or the still more conservative Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland. Services in the Free Church, the Free Presbyterian Church and some congregations of the Church of Scotland do not use instrumental music or any songs other than the metrical Psalms. In 2006 controversy arose over the decision of a local ferry company to sail to Harris on the Sabbath [2]. Calvinism is a theological system and an approach to the Christian life that emphasizes Gods sovereignty in all things. ... This article concerns the Free Church of Scotland 1843-1900, for the Free Church of Scotland existing from 1900 to the present day see Free Church of Scotland (post 1900). ... St. ... A free church is a Christian church or denomination that is intrinsically separated from any government (as opposed to a theocracy or the state church). ... Free Presbyterian Church may mean: Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland, a breakaway from the Free Church of Scotland in 1893 (the Free Church of Scotland itself may occasionally have been referred to as Free Presbyterian before 1893, especially in its early years after the Disruption of 1843) Free Presbyterian Church... The Church of Scotland (CofS, known informally as The Kirk, Eaglais na h-Alba in Scottish Gaelic) is the national church of Scotland. ... Psalms (from the Greek: Psalmoi (songs sung to a harp, originally from psallein play on a stringed instrument), Ψαλμοί; Hebrew: Tehilim, תהילים) is a book of the Hebrew Bible, Tanakh or Old Testament. ... This article concerns the Sabbath in Christianity. ...


It has also generally been considered unacceptable for people to appear in church improperly dressed, although this is slowly changing. Violations of this nature might include the failure by women to wear a hat, or trousers being worn instead of a skirt, or the wearing by worshippers of either sex of informal clothing such as jeans. The local council refused in December 2005 to conduct ceremonies for same-sex couples wishing to register under the Civil Partnerships Act 2004. [3] The Civil Partnership Act 2004 is an Act of Parliament passed by the Parliament of the United Kingdom in 2004. ...


South of Harris, Sunday observance is less strict.


Ferries

Uig - Tarbert ferry
Uig - Tarbert ferry

Scheduled Ferry services between the Outer Hebrides and the Scottish Mainland and Inner Hebrides operate on the following routes: Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 362 KB) Tarbert to Uig ferry, Tarbert, Harris, Scotland by Wojsyl, June 2004. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 362 KB) Tarbert to Uig ferry, Tarbert, Harris, Scotland by Wojsyl, June 2004. ... The ferryboat Dongan Hills, filled with commuters, about to dock at a New York City pier, ca. ...

Other ferries operate between some of the islands. View of Oban from Druim Mor. ... Castlebay is the main port and main village of the island of Barra in the Outer Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland. ... Castlebay, Barra Traigh Eaig beach This article is about the island of Barra in Scotland. ... Lochboisdale (Lochbaghasdail) is the main ferry terminal for the island of South Uist and is undergoing a revival of fortunes after a period of closures of the local shop (which closed in 1991 after trading for over 100 years) and the local hotel. ... Location of South Uist South Uist (Scottish Gaelic: Uibhist a Deas) is an island of the Outer Hebrides in Scotland. ... The village Uig lies in a sheltered bay near the north end of the Isle of Skye (Inner Hebrides). ... Looking towards Quiraing, Skye. ... Tarbert is the main community on Harris in the Western Isles of Scotland. ... An Cliseam from the Abhainn Mharaig, just off the main road to Lewis. ... The village Uig lies in a sheltered bay near the north end of the Isle of Skye (Inner Hebrides). ... Looking towards Quiraing, Skye. ... As the administrative centre of North Uist, Lochmaddy has the only bank, courthouse, hospital, tourist information office and youth hostel on the island. ... Location of North Uist Landsat image of North Uist North Uist (Scottish Gaelic: Uibhist a Tuath) is an island of the Outer Hebrides. ... Ullapool (Ullapul or Ulapul in Gaelic) is a small town in Ross and Cromarty, Highland, Scotland. ... Lews Castle in Stornoway Boats in Stornoway Stornoway from the ferry Another picture of Lews Castle Bayhead, Stornoway // About the Town 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... 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). ... Looking West to Balephuil Bay, across the famous Hebridean Machair. ... Castlebay is the main port and main village of the island of Barra in the Outer Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland. ... Castlebay, Barra Traigh Eaig beach This article is about the island of Barra in Scotland. ...


See also

The Kingdom of Mann and the Isles was a Norse kingdom that existed in the British Isles from 1079 till 1266. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Godfred I mac Fergus lord of the Hebrides (836-853) Sub-Kings under Norse Dublin Kingdom: Caitill Find Tryggvi (870-880) Asbjorn Skerjablesi (880-899) Gibhleachan (921-937) Mac Ragnall (937-942) Magnus I (972-978) Godfred II (978-989) Sub-Kings under Norse Orkney Rule: Harald I (989-999... For Rulers before this see: List of Kings of the Isle of Man and the Isles Norse Rule: Godfred V of the Isle of Man (1164) Ragnald of the Isle of Man (1164) Godfred V of the Isle of Man (1164-1187) Ragnald of the Isle of Man (1187-1229... This article is about the Hebrides islands in Scotland. ... The Hebrides (Inner Hebrides in red) The Inner Hebrides are a group of islands off the west coast of Scotland, to the south east of the Outer Hebrides. ...

References

  • Ross, David (2005) Scotland - History of a Nation

External links

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Historical footnote: Many websites of the Outer Hebrides derive content from the original, late-lamented, Eolas Virtual Hebrides, website. This was once the largest rural website in the world. Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... Wikimedia Commons logo by Reid Beels The Wikimedia Commons (also called Commons or Wikicommons) is a repository of free content images, sound and other multimedia files. ... The Virtual Hebrides was an influential website which was set up in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland and was in operation from late 1993 until 2000. ...


Eolas went bankrupt in 2000 and the Eolas TV company became MacTV. The web design team became Reefnet and the content has largely found a home on GlobalGuide.Org.


Sites deriving partly from the original Virtual Hebrides

Other Outer Hebrides websites


Islands of the Hebrides
Inner Hebrides
Ascrib Islands | Canna | Cara | Coll | Colonsay | Crowlin Islands | Easdale | Eigg | Gigha | Iona | Isay | Islay | Jura | Kerrera | Lismore | Luing | Lunga | Oronsay | Muck | Mull | Raasay | Rùm | Seil | Shuna | Skye | 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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Outer Hebrides - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1210 words)
The Outer Hebrides would remain under the Kingdom of Mann and the Isles while the Inner Hebrides broke out under Somerled, the Norse-Celtic kinsman of both Lulach and the Manx royal house.
Although the Inner Hebrides, from 1156 known as the Kingdom of the Hebrides, was still nominally was under the sovereignty of Norway, the leaders were Scottish in language and culture rather than Norse.
As a result of the 1266 Treaty of Perth the Outer Hebrides, along with the Isle of Man, were yielded to the Kingdom of Scotland.
Hebrides - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (547 words)
The Hebrides comprise a widespread and diverse archipelago off the west coast of Scotland, and in geological terms are composed of the oldest rocks in the British Isles.
The Hebrides as a whole are sometimes referred to as the Western Isles, but this term is more accurately applied just to the Outer Hebrides.
In the 1266 Treaty of Perth the Outer Hebrides, along with the Isle of Man, were yielded to the Kingdom of Scotland.
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