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Abhainn Bhuirgh, Borve, Berneray Borve's river, Abhainn Bhuirgh, flows across the machair and the cockle beach, An Tràigh Shrùbain, to An t-Os, where it enters the sea. Before 1854, when its route was diverted south by William MacNeil, tacksman of... 118075
Aineval, Uig Aineval is a hill of moderate elevation overlooking Carishader in Uig. The name is said to be from the norse anni-fjall, meaning river hill. There are two rivers at its base. 38964
Allt Miabhaig, Gliob Ceos 8478
An Gob Glas According to Rev Murdo Macleod, 10 Balallan, kelp used to be burnt here where no heather grew, hence the name. 39360
An t-Os, Borve, Berneray Borve's river, Abhainn Bhuirgh, enters the sea at this point, having  been diverted from its previous route in 1854. 118074
Bagh Choinnich, Berneray Bàgh Choinnich was named either for ferryman Kenneth Morrison (born 1861) of Ferry or for his grandfather, who had the same name. 106014
Bagh Neill, Tahay, Sound of Harris On the south east side of Tahay, Bàgh Nèill is where Neil MacKillop and his family loaded their boat with peats and shipped them home.   76834
Bays Loch, Berneray Bays Loch, otherwise known as Broadbay, lies off the east coast of Berneray. Historically, many of the island's boats were moored out in the bay until the opening of the new harbour in 1989. 76044
Bealach an Od, Borve Bealach an Od lies alongside Berneray's cockle beach, An Tràigh Shrùbain. It would have been an ideal location for the horse races that once took place on the island. 113432
Ben Scurrival, Eoligarry Yes 109638
Bernera Moor, Lewis Moorland, belonging to Scalisro estate; given to Bernera for grazing during the summer months only. It stretches from the back of Earshader to Loch an Fhir Mhaoil, its eastern boundary is the Earshader & Crulivig... 36514
Bodha Choinnich, Berneray Bodha Choinnich is a searock named for ferryman Kenneth Morrison of Borve and his grandson, who shared the same name. It lies off the SSW point of Ardmaree, Berneray. 105991
Bodha Iain mhic Choinnich Bhain, Berneray Bodha Iain mhic Choinnich Bhàin is named for John MacAskill of Ruisgarry, who hit this sea-rock with his boat laden with kelp. 74965
Bodha Ruairidh Oig, Sound of Harris Bodha Ruairidh Òig is a skerry named after lobster fisherman Roderick Ferguson of 16 Borve, Berneray. 104936
Bodha an t-Sagairt, North Uist Located at the east of Lingay, near the shore, this rock is said to have been named after Neil MacKillop struck it with his boat, An Sagart. Another legend states that it is so called because the dignitaries of the... 76838
Bodhanan a' Chubair, Sound of Harris Bodhanan a' Chùbair was named for Roderick MacLeod, Ruairidh a' Chùbair, of 17 Ruisgarry (Brusda), whose house was used as a bearing point.   75855
Ceum Iain Oig, Sursay Ceum Iain Òig is a steep footpath on An Rubha Garbh on the island of Sùrsay. It is named for John MacLeod of Quay who was the only person who could descend this decline with a load, presumably of peats, on his back.   77378
Clach an t-Saoir Bhain, Siabaidh Clach an t-Saoir Bhàin is a light coloured rock to the west of Eilean an Dùnain, near Siabaidh. Its name means 'rock of the fair joiner or boat builder'. This story is from Sea-Names of Berneray: On this rock, the... 117369
Clisham, Harris The Clisham (2619ft) is the highest peak in the Western Isles. Yes 41801
Cnoc Eothail A small rocky hill above Baile na Cille manse and cemetery. It is from Cnoc Eothail that the earth for the cemetery is supposed to have been carried, in panniers on a white horse; it's also the spot from which Coinneach... 38625
Cnoc Neill Shaighdeir, Pol an Oir Cnoc Nèill Shaighdeir is a knoll situated at Pol an Oir close to Borve crossroads, named for Neil MacAskill who lived close by, the son of Donald MacAskill, a Chelsea pensioner. 105375
Cnoc na Laogh, Gliob Ceos "A rocky heathy hill...on the southern side of Loch Luerbost, between Tob Cnoc na Laogh and Tob Shuardail opposite Luerbost Manse." Ordnance Survey, February 1850 8742
Communion Hill, Keose Glebe This is a spot on the hill below the manse in Keose. The minister used to take open air sermons from this spot and the holes for his lectern are apparently still visible. 8477
Corran, Berneray A headland on the island of Berneray, marking the northern end of the boundary fence dividing the townships of Borve and Ruisgarry. 75344
Creag Sgaire A rock on the Lundale moor named after Zachary Macaulay. He was the leader of a band of Macaulays from Uig who had stolen cattle from Morrisons in Ness. The Morrisons caught up with Zachary and two kinsmen whilst they... 28025
Creag an Eich Glas This hill lies to the village side of Eilean Mor 26288
Earshader & Crulivig Moor A stretch of moor on Grimersta estate given to Earshader and Crulivig for grazing land. It is situated between Lundale moor and Bernera moor.It extends south to Loch an Fhir Mhaoil and north to the back of the Crulivig. 36513
Eilean Mhiabhaig A small island on Loch Luerbost, looking across to Crossbost and Luerbost. 7285
Eilean Mor Lacasaidh A small island located in Loch Erisort, to the south of Laxay village. 36512
Forsnaval, Lewis The hill of Forsnaval (205 m) provides a superb view over the western part of Uig, including Uig Sands, Suainebhal and the islands of Loch Roag. A road to the top serves a National Air Traffic Services (NATS) radio... Yes 65111

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