Stornoway Isle Of Lewis war memorial,Scotland, UK
Contributor:Tony Smith / Alamy Stock Photo
File size:45.2 MB (1.5 MB Compressed download)
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Dimensions:5302 x 2980 px | 44.9 x 25.2 cm | 17.7 x 9.9 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:17 August 2011
Location:Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Scotland, UK
Stornoway (Gaelic: Steòrnabhagh) is a town on the Isle of Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides (also known as the Western Isles) of Scotland. The town's population is around 8,000, making it the largest town in the Hebrides, with a third of the population of the civil parish of Stornoway, which includes various nearby villages and has a population of approximately 12,000. Stornoway is an important port and the major town and administrative centre of the Outer Hebrides. It is home to Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (the Western Isles Council) and a variety of educational, sporting and media establishments. Observance of the Christian Sabbath (Sunday) has long been an aspect of the island's culture. Recent changes mean that Sunday on Lewis is now less different from Sunday on the other Western Isles or the mainland of Scotland.