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Western Isles


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Western Isles

Western Isles

Western Isles

Western Isles

Western Isles

Western Isles

The Archaeology of Skye and the Western Isles

Hesperi-Neso-Graphia, or A Description of the Western Isle

Hesperi-Neso-Graphia, or A Description of the Western Isle

LONGBOTHAM, Samuel (1908 - 1988), Lord-Lieutenant of the Western Isles, 1975–83

Lever, William Hesketh, 1st Viscount Leverhulme of the Western Isles (1851–1925)

Lever, William Hesketh, 1st Viscount Leverhulme of the Western Isles (1851–1925)

The Kingdom of the Isles: Scotland's Western Seaboard, c.1100-C.1336. A McDonald

McCARTHY-FRY, Sarah (born 1955), Finance Director, Cowes, Isle of Wight and Western Approach, Bristol, GKN Aerospace Services, since 2012 (Financial Controller, Cowes, Isle of Wight, 2010–12)

MARTIN, Dòmhnall (born 1947), Chairman, Acair Ltd, since 2008; Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Western Isles, since 2013

ROBINSON, Stanley Scott (1913 - 1997), Sheriff of Grampian, Highland and Islands (formerly Inverness (including Western Isles), Ross, Cromarty, Moray and Nairn), 1973–83; retired

Morrison, John William (1926 - 2000), JP; HM Diplomatic Service, retired; Lord-Lieutenant, Western Isles, since 1993 (Vice Lord-Lieutenant, 1992–93)

MURRAY, Donald (1862 - 1923), MP (L) Western Isles, Inverness, Dec. 1918–22; Medical Officer of Health for Burgh of Stornoway and School Medical Officer for Lewis and the western portion of Ross-shire

Gower, Granville James Leveson (1918 - 1996), Major Coldstream Guards (Supplementary Reserve); Lord-Lieutenant, Islands Area of the Western Isles, 1983–93 (Vice Lord-Lieutenant, 1976–83)

 

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Is the name given to the administrative region which since 1973 has been the local government area for the Outer Hebrides (Lewis, Harris, North and South Uist, Benbecula, Barra, Eriskay, and other small islands). Although the islands are diverse geologically, they are mostly rocky or peaty with sandy shores, supporting very limited agriculture, mainly in crofting townships, which provide some of the raw material for the woollen goods manufacture for which Harris is famed. The isolation of the Western Isles has helped Scottish Gaelic to survive as a living language, with distinctive accents in the different islands.

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