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Traigh nan Sruban, Uig, Lewis This is a long shallow bay between Crowlista and Baile na Cille; the name means 'cockle-sands'. At one time the usual route from Crowlista to other parts of Uig (and not least to catch the bus which ended its run at... 38899
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
Loch Keose 39295
Loch Seaforth A sea loch on the east coast of North Harris which opens out into the Sound of Shiant. The loch gives its name to an extinct branch of the Clan Mackenzie, founders of the Earldom of Seaforth 39312
An Gob Glas According to Rev Murdo Macleod, 10 Balallan, kelp used to be burnt here where no heather grew, hence the name. 39360
Loch Dubh, Calbost 49053
Funeral Bay Boats bringing remains for internment in Eilean Chaluim Chille graveyard landed at this bay. 49618
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... 51546
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
Gob Chabharstaigh This location is a sheltered spot on the hillside just above the shore in Caverstay where the Rev John Macrae used to preach in the open air. 54127
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
Loch Claidh, Pairc An inlet in Pairc, associated with the Murder of the Mealista Men 61447
Loch Langavat A long freshwater loch lying the length of south Lewis, with Morsgail Forest to the west and the hills of North Harris to the south. John Macaulay was drowned in the loch, and his mother Bess had a stone erected on the... 65098
Loch Camasord, Uig 65112
Loch Baravat, Uig In this small freshwater loch above Crowlista are the remains of a small dun or craggan. Legend tells us that this was at one stage used by Domhnall Cam, and in particular after a difficult boat journey when his... 65113
Loch Mheacleit, Uig 65114
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
Meavaig River Meavaig River forms the boundary of Keose Glebe and flows into Loch Luerbost. 7284
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
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
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
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
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
Sgeir Jocky, Sound of Harris Sgeir Jocky is named for John MacLean, Seonaidh Bhrusda, of the island of Berneray. 76054
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
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
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
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
Allt Miabhaig, Gliob Ceos 8478

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