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Sula Sgeir The small rocky island of Sula Sgeir ("gannet skerry") is located about 40 miles (65km) north of Ness, Lewis. It is no more than 150m wide, but has 75m seacliffs. Lacking fresh water and with little vegetation, the... Yes 57370
Ganstotl, Lewis Ganstotl, a small green patch between the hill and sea, to the back of the township of Geshader, Uig, was used for cultivation. Finlay Maciver, Geshader and Carishader, recounts the following: This place is locally... Yes 60658
Borve, Berneray Borve is a village in the south east of Berneray.  It should not be confused with settlements of the same name in Lewis, Harris, Benbecula and Barra. Yes 64417
Isle of Pabbay, Sound of Harris Pabbay is a now-uninhabited island in the Sound of Harris, off the west beach of Berneray. It was a fertile island with several villages but storms destroyed part of the island, notably in 1697. The name means priest's... Yes 64695
Laxay, Lewis From the Norse, Laxar, a salmon; if ending with 'ay' it would mean 'salmon island' but if ending with 'a' it would mean 'salmon river'. A village lying on the north side of Loch Erisort. The name is thought to have been... Yes 664
Ruisgarry, Berneray Ruisgarry is the northern township on the island of Berneray. The crofts were re-organised in 1850 and, for convenience, individuals living within Ruisgarry prior to that date are included in 'old Ruisgarry'. Yes 67346
Quay, Berneray Quay is a hamlet located within Ruisgarry, on the northern edge of Bays Loch.  Yes 67377
Geshader, Lewis Geshader is a village of 11 crofts located on a peninsula into Loch Roag. The croft numbers progress from the road end up the hill and towards the sea, but the new road follows Loch Geshader to the sea and dog-legs back... Yes 674
Pol an Oir, Berneray Pol an Òir lies within Borve on the island of Berneray. It includes the harbour previously used by Borve crofters when transporting animals to and from the island. The name probably means Pool of the Shore, but the... Yes 67404
Kirkibost, Lewis From Place-names of Lewis and Harris by D Maciver F.E.I.S. Kirkabost: kirkja, church; bost, a dwelling place. Some of the church wall is still standing. Six score years back it was occupied. The name is Old Norse and... Yes 704
Tavay Island, Lewis "A small island on which is built Keose Church. It is accessible by a kind of stone wharf...on the northern side of Loch Erisort, a few chains west of Aird Fhalasgair, and a quarter of a mile south by west of Keose... Yes 7263
Carinish, North Uist Carinish lies about 7½ miles southwest of Lochmaddy in North Uist. It should not be confused with Carnish in Uig, Lewis. Yes 72761
Griminish, Benbecula Griminish is a linear crofting settlement in the southwest of Benbecula, two miles south of Balivanich. It should not be confused with the settlement of the same name in the northwest of North Uist. Yes 74467
Bernera, Lewis From "Placenames of Lewis and Harris" by D Maciver F.E.I.S. Berneray : ey, island; bjarnar, gen. of bjorn, a bear, a common Icelandic personal name. The Gaelic for bear is mathon, sound is maon, but Anglecised Matheson... Yes 778
Barraglom, Lewis Barraglom is located in Bernera, Isle of Lewis. From Placenames of Lewis and Harris by Donald Maciver F.E.I.S. Barragloum: borgar. gen. of borg, fort or hill; Glomma, Sc.,dark; ruins of an old fort near the pier here... Yes 790
Breaclete, Lewis From Place-names of Lewis and Harris by D Maciver F.E.I.S. Briaclet: breidr, gen. breidhiar; clettr, a broad rocky ridge. The village is not on the ridge but beyond it. This is the application of the word "braighe" in G... Yes 791
Bosta, Lewis From "Placenames of Lewis and Harris" by D Maciver F.E.I.S: Bosta comes from the Old Norse bolstadhar, steading. Bosta is now a deserted village. It is at the north-west corner of Bernera and is much visited because of... Yes 792
Croir, Lewis From Placenames of Lewis and Harris by D Maciver F.E.I.S. Croar or Krothair : a small township in a hollow ; grodhar, O.N. grow fertile. The village of Croir is in the north of Great Bernera overlooking the Kyles (... Yes 793
Earshader, Lewis Iarshader : now a township on the east side of the narrow channel. First used as Bernera summer sheiling; ey, gen. Eyjar-settr, island sheiling. From "Place-names of Lewis & Harris" by D Maciver, F.E.I.S. Earshader... Yes 795
Hacklete, Lewis From Place-names of Lewis and Harris by D Maciver F.E.I.S. Tacleit or Hacleit : har clettr, high ridge. Hacklete township is located in the south west of Bernera. The road into the village is very winding with lochs and... Yes 797
Little Bernera, Lewis From Place-names of Lewis and Harris by D Maciver F.E.I.S: Little Bernera was at the beginning of the Norse occupation called Kiallasaigh, the island of the cells or temples. There were two of them, Saint Donan and... Yes 801
Scaliscro, Lewis Scaliscro is a 10,000 acre estate in Uig on the west coast of Lewis overlooking Little Loch Roag.  Yes 803
Tobson, Lewis From Place-names of Lewis and Harris by D Maciver F.E.I.S. Tobsunn : O.N., hop-r, a shallow bay ; hoob's (t)on, a bay town. Tobson is situated on the west side of Bernera. It is one of the larger villages and at one... Yes 804
Valasay, Lewis From Place-names of Lewis and Harris by Donald Maciver:Valasaigh : saigh is island sound ; mol, gen. malar, aspirated, mhalar, beach Valasay lies at the southern end of Tob Valasay. Although part of the settlement of... Yes 805
Callanish, Lewis Callanish, the location of the famous Callanish Standing Stones, is a village on the west side of the isle of Lewis. Yes 849
St Colm's Isle, Lewis St Colm's Isle is a small island in Loch Erisort, just off Cromore and Crobeg, acessible on foot from the mainland at low tide. It is rich in remains, mostly notably an early Christian chapel. At one time it contained... Yes 9059
Rodel, Harris Rodel is a settlement situated at the southern tip of the Isle of Harris, between the Minch and the Sound of Harris. The 16th-century St Clement's Church, built by Alexander MacLeod (Alasdair Crotach), stands on the... Yes 9838
Isleworth, London Isleworth, once part of Middlesex, now lies in Greater London. 10043
Scapraid, Lewis Scapraid was a settlement in North Lochs, situated between Loch Scapraid and Loch Tana to the southwest of Lochganvich. 100799
Cross, Lewis Cross is a village, part of the larger settlement of Ness at the Butt of Lewis in the far north of the island. 10149

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