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Friday, 18 April 2008

Best Scottish Tours of Isle of Lewis

Tour Scotland Isle of Lewis. The essential guide for the discerning tourist and Scottish island devotee, the Pevensey Island Guide Lewis and Harris describes everything the visitor needs to know about the islands' heritage, landscape, climate, flora and fauna. It contains fascinating information on all the key places of interest, from areas of outstanding beauty such as the mountains, freshwater lochs and moorland to historical landmarks such as the Callanish stone circle. It is illustrated with over one hundred superb colour photographs showing every aspect of the island and its people. Lewis and Harris (Pevensey Island Guides) (Pevensey Island Guides).

The Western Isles have a significant and viable history stretching back two millennia. Settlers and visitors have come and gone but all have left a lasting mark on the landscape of today. Ancient stones stand as a silent witness to an intriguing past. Early Celtic churches are evidence of a strong faith which remains a deeply entrenched aspect of contemporary island life. Drawing on every source, from pre-historical artefacts to documentary evidence from the mid-16th to the 20th century, Francis Thompson offers an accessible insight into the unique island heritage of Lewis and Harris. Detailing the island clans, the monuments and the crofting way of life, he emphasises the importance of the landscape beneath. To walk a land is to know it and this is the book to take with you. Whether you visit Lewis and Harris or read the book first, the one will make you want to experience the other. Lewis and Harris: History and Pre-history on the Western Edge of Europe.

Poetic Tales from the Isle of Lewis. A collection of various tales relating to the Isle of Lewis. The inspiration for the tales is derived from the author's many conversations with different residents from the island. The tales vary from one page upto sixteen pages in length containing humour and also hidden depths. Some of the tales contain the unique three-in-one poems, which are only known to have been written by Colin Demet. The author's intention is to provide the reader with an enjoyable reading experience, while at the same time bringing hitherto unknown experiences, such as an insight into the thoughts and feelings of some of the characters in the tales. Poetic Tales from the Isle of Lewis (Poetic Tales From...).

North Minch and Isle of Lewis Imray C.Chart Map. North Minch and Isle of Lewis (Imray C.Chart).

West Lewis, Taobh Siar Leodhais Explorer Map. West Lewis/Taobh Siar Leodhais (Explorer Maps).

South East Lewis, Taobh an Eardheas Leodhais Explorer Map. South East Lewis/Taobh an Eardheas Leodhais (Explorer Maps).

Ancestry Tours of the Isle of Lewis. Isle of Lewis in 1846, an island in the Atlantic Ocean, partly in the county of Inverness, but chiefly in that of Ross and Cromarty; containing 21,466 inhabitants, of whom 4429 are in the portion in the county of Inverness. This island, which forms part of the series called Long Island, and is the largest of the Hebrides, or Western Isles, is separated from the main land of Ross and Cromarty by the channel of the Minch, and is about eightytwo miles in length, and from eleven to twelve miles in average breadth. It contains the parishes of Barvas, Lochs, Stornoway, and Uig in the north, and the parish of Harris in the south, the last being in the county of Inverness; and the whole comprises an area of nearly 700,000 acres. The surface is deeply indented with bays and inlets from the sea. Of these, the principal are, Seaforth on the east, and Loch Reasort on the west, which respectively bound the parish of Harris on the north-east and north-west; and East and West Tarbert, which, by still deeper indentations, almost divide that parish into two detached portions. The island is generally hilly, though the Harris district is more mountainous than the rest of Lewis, from which it is separated by a chain of very considerable height; towards the coast are some tracts of fertile land, but the aspect of the interior is for the most part frightfully dreary and barren. Numerous small streams, issuing from inland lakes, flow through the lower grounds into the sea. Several of them abound with trout and salmon; and the numerous lochs that indent the shores afford lucrative fisheries for herrings and for white-fish of all kinds. The eastern portion of the isle is in general appropriated to the grazing of sheep and black-cattle, of which considerable numbers are reared; in the western district are some small tracts of arable land, of which the soil is among the most fertile of the Hebrides. The system of agriculture, though slowly improving, is still in a very backward state; and the cottages are built chiefly of mud, and roofed with thatch, timber of every kind being extremely scarce. The coast in some parts is low and sandy, and in others abruptly steep and rocky; the bay of Stornoway affords convenient and safe anchorage, being well sheltered from all winds, and there are numerous other harbours. The principal inhabited islands off the coast are, Bernera, Pabbay, Scarp, Tarrinsay, Anabich, Ensay, Hermitray, Killigray, and Scalpa. At the Buffs of Lewis, or northern headland, is a colony of Danish origin, which has preserved its ancient character without the slightest assimilation to that of the other inhabitants, with whom they scarcely hold any intercourse, though speaking the Gaelic language in all its purity; they are engaged in the fisheries off the coast. There are some remains of forts, Druidical circles, cairns, upright stones, and other monuments of antiquity.—See the articles on the various parishes and islands.

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