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Mealista Island, Lewis

Mealista Island, Lewis

Mealista Island, about 300 acres, lies just south of the village of Mealista. Ruined houses or sheilings indicate previous occupation and it is used as grazing by local crofters. Traditionally the stock was ferried across from Leac na h-Aiseig.

The island was the site of an episode of modern-day sheep rustling, when a large number of grazing sheep were taken off the island.

 

Title: Mealista Island, Lewis
Record Type: Natural Landscape Features
Gaelic Name: Eilean Mhealasta
Type: Island
Grid Ref Easting: 97980
Grid Ref Northing: 921721
Record Maintained By: CEU
Subject Id: 51546