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Loch Sgaire A loch on the Lundale moor named after Zachary Macaulay who was killed beside it by Morrisons from Ness for stealing their cattle. People who had their peat banks in this area and used the loch water to make their tea,... 28024
Kebbock Head Extract from Stornoway Gazette, 24 April 1931 Ceann na Cabag, or Kebbock Head, a stretch of wild, rugged moorland, dotted with hills, lochs and streams, and scenery of remarkable beauty, lies between Loch Shell and Loch... 12545
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
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
Nabhar A prominent hill overlooking the village of Laxay. According to Donald Maciver's Place Names of Lewis and Harris; Beinn Nabhair is Beinn na Faer; sheep hill. Yes 39405
Leac nan Gillean, Suardail On the narrowing neck of land between Loch Erisort and Loch Luerbost lies the deserted village of Swordale where the church was once located. Leac nan Gillean is at the east end of this neck - the name means the Stone... 36215
Glaic Mor nic Phearsainn, Berneray This hollow, Glaic Mòr nic Phearsainn, which lies to the southeast of Loch Brusda, was named after Morag MacPherson, housekeeper for Reverend Hugh MacDonald. 70538
Loch Stiapabhat Loch Stiapabhat (2.5ha) near Port of Ness is a Local Nature Reserve, the first for Lewis, and as it is the first fresh water found by birds migrating from Iceland and Greenland in autumn, it attracts a large number of... 52693
Gil a Lionnadh This forms the narrow part of Abhain Eallaidh between high rocks. Yes 29176
Meavaig River Meavaig River forms the boundary of Keose Glebe and flows into Loch Luerbost. 7284
Creag an Eich Glas This hill lies to the village side of Eilean Mor 26288
Mealaisbhal, Uig Mealaisbhal (574m) is the highest peak on the Isle of Lewis and dominates the view south from Uig Sands. Yes 39294
Eilean Mhiabhaig A small island on Loch Luerbost, looking across to Crossbost and Luerbost. 7285
Swordale Forest Ordnance Survey, February 1850. "A stunted old wood, consisting of birch and alder. Coille signifies wood or forest. The only natural wood in the Lews...on the southern side of Loch Luerbost between Tob Shuardail and... 7286
Sron Uilleam The first tenant on croft 33 Balallan was William Mackenzie from Buthnish. The hill on this croft is known as 'Sron Uilleam'. 57130
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
Loch Suainebhat, Uig Loch Suainebhat is a long, deep loch inland from Uig Sands and overlooked by the hill of Suaineabhal. At the north end it gives into Loch Stacsavat and thence to the beach, via Lon Erista. Yes 38744
Sgeir a Mhorghain A skerry located just off shore in Little Loch Roag, to the rear of 6 Enaclete. 38034
Sgeir a Gharaidh A skerry located in Little Loch Roag, to the rear of 8 Enaclete. 38035
An Gob Glas According to Rev Murdo Macleod, 10 Balallan, kelp used to be burnt here where no heather grew, hence the name. 39360
Well croft 5 Geshader The well on croft 5 Geshader is very close to the house, this was fortunate for the residents of the croft who may have to carry the water some distance were it not so close. Yes 29232
Loch Claidh, Pairc An inlet in Pairc, associated with the Murder of the Mealista Men 61447
Leac na Ceardaich, Ceos Angus Smith, who was the village undertaker, had his workshop at Leac na Ceardaich where he used to build coffins. 8989
Suaineval Suainebhal (429m) is a distinctive hill that dominates views in West Uig and overlooks Carishader to the east and Loch Suainebhat to the west. Yes 39293
Niosa Mhor Niosa Mhor (meaning 'big watch hill') is located in the middle of the Valtos peninsula and from the top offers a view of the whole of the peninsula, the surrounding islands and the sea. Yes 38892
Loch Barabhat, Uig Loch Bharabhat is a small loch inland from Traigh na Berie, in a secluded area 40m above the machair below. It is shallow and silty and distinguished by two important features: Dun Bharabhat, on a small natural island... Yes 38535
Loch Camasord, Uig 65112
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
Loch Sgaileir A long shallow freshwater loch between Cliff Beach and Miaviag Bay, at the Valtos peninsula. According to D Maciver, Place Names of Lewis and Harris, it has had three names [derived from the Norse] in its history, the... 38893
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

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