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UK > Western Isles

The Outer Hebrides (Western Isles), (Scottish Gaelic: Innse Gall) comprise an island chain off the west coast of Scotland. They form part of the Hebrides, separated from the Scottish mainland and from the Inner Hebrides by the stormy stretch of water known as the Minch and the Little Minch. Most communities in the Outer Hebrides use the Scottish Gaelic language. The name for the UK Parliament constituency covering this area is Na h-Eileanan an Iar, whilst the Scottish Parliament constituency for the area continues to be officially known as Western Isles although it is almost always written as Western Isles (Eilean Siar). The islands were known as Su°reyjar ("Southern Islands"; cf. Su°rland) under Norwegian rule for about 200 years until sovereignty was transferred to Scotland in the Treaty of Perth in 1266, which followed the Battle of Largs three years earlier. Colloquially they are sometimes referred to collectively as An t-Eilean Fada or "The Long Island"; Na h-Eileanan a-Muigh (the Outer Isles) is also heard occasionally in Scottish Gaelic.

Locations within the Western Isles:

Aird Uig
Amhuinnsuidhe
Arnol
Balallan
Balranald
Barvas
Bayble
Borve
Bragor
Breaclete
Breasclete
Bunaveneadar
Callanish
Carloway
Carnan
Castlebay
Clachan
Creagorry
Cross
Daliburgh
Dell
Eishken
Eoropie
Ersary
Garrabost
Garynahine
Gramisdale
Graver
Grimersta
Howmore
Knock
Knockaird
Lionel
Lochboisdale
Lochmaddy
Lower Bayble
Lower Shader
Luskentyre
Mangersta
North Dell
North Galson
North Tolsta
Paible
Pollachar
Port nan Long
Port of Ness
Raerinish
Rossinish
Scolpaig
Shader
Skegirsta
Sollas
South Dell
Stornoway
Swanibost
Tarbert
Tigharry
Trumisgarry
Uig
Upper Shader
Valtos
Vatisker
West Gerinish

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