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The Outer Hebrides, also known as the Western Isles (Scottish Gaelic: Na h-Eileanan Siar), Innse Gall ("islands of the strangers") or the Long Island, is an island chain off the west coast of mainland Scotland. [1]

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Alasdair Allan

Alasdair Allan (born 6 May 1971) is the Scottish Government's Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland's Languages and Scottish National Party Member of the Scottish Parliament for Na h-Eileanan an Iar.

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Angus MacNeil

Angus Brendan MacNeil (Scottish Gaelic: Aonghas Brianan MacNèill) (born 21 July 1970) is the Scottish National Party (SNP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Na h-Eileanan an Iar.

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Anorthosite

Anorthosite is a phaneritic, intrusive igneous rock characterized by a predominance of plagioclase feldspar (90–100%), and a minimal mafic component (0–10%).

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Archipelago

An archipelago, sometimes called an island group or island chain, is a chain, cluster or collection of islands.

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Ardveenish

Ardveenish (Àird Mhèanais) is a village on Barra in the Western Isles, Scotland.

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Atlantic Ocean

The Atlantic Ocean is the second largest of the world's oceanic divisions, following the Pacific Ocean.

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Atlantic puffin

The Atlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica), also known as the common puffin, is a species of seabird in the auk family.

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Baleshare

Baleshare (Baile Sear) is a flat tidal island in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.

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Balivanich

Balivanich (Baile a' Mhanaich) is a village on the island of Benbecula in the Outer Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland.

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Barra

Barra (Scottish Gaelic: Barraigh, Eilean Bharraigh) is an island in the Outer Hebrides in Scotland.

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Barra Airport (Scotland)

Barra Airport (Port-adhair Bharraigh) (also known as Barra Eoligarry Airport) is a short-runway airport (or STOLport) situated in the wide shallow bay of Traigh Mhòr at the north tip of the island of Barra in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland.

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Barra Head

Barra Head, also known as Berneray (Scottish Gaelic: Beàrnaraigh), is the southernmost of the Outer Hebrides in Scotland.

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Barra Isles

The Barra Isles, also known as the Bishop's Isles as they were historically owned by the Bishop of the Isles, are a small archipelago of islands in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.

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Barvas

Barvas (Barabhas or Barbhas) is a settlement, community and civil parish on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland.

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Basalt

Basalt (pronounced,,, or) is a common extrusive igneous (volcanic) rock formed from the rapid cooling of basaltic lava exposed at or very near the surface of a planet or moon.

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Basking shark

The basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) is the second largest living fish, after the whale shark, and one of three plankton-eating sharks besides the whale shark and megamouth shark.

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Battle of Auldearn

The Battle of Auldearn was an engagement of the Wars of the Three Kingdoms.

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Battle of Culloden

The Battle of Culloden (Blàr Chùil Lodair) was the final confrontation of the Jacobite rising of 1745 and part of a religious civil war in Britain.

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Battle of Hafrsfjord

The Battle of Hafrsfjord (Slaget i Hafrsfjord) has traditionally been regarded as the battle in which western Norway was for the first time unified under a single monarch.

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BBC

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the public-service broadcaster of the United Kingdom, headquartered at Broadcasting House in London.

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Bearasaigh

Bearasaigh or Bearasay (and sometimes Berisay) is an islet in outer Loch Ròg, Lewis, Scotland.

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Beaufort scale

The Beaufort scale is an empirical measure that relates wind speed to observed conditions at sea or on land.

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Beinn Mhòr (South Uist)

Beinn Mhòr is a mountain on the island of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.

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Benbecula

Benbecula (Beinn nam Fadhla,Mac an Tàilleir, Iain (2003). (pdf) Pàrlamaid na h-Alba. Retrieved 20 August 2008. or Beinn na Faoghla) is an island of the Outer Hebrides in the Atlantic Ocean off the west coast of Scotland.

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Benbecula Airport

Benbecula Airport (Port-adhair Bheinn na Faoghla) is located on the island of Benbecula in the Outer Hebrides, off the West Coast of Scotland.

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Berneray (North Uist)

Berneray (Beàrnaraigh na Hearadh) is an island and community in the Sound of Harris, Scotland.

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Blackhouse

A blackhouse (t(a)igh-dubh,; tí dubh) is a traditional type of house which used to be common in the Scottish Highlands, the Hebrides, and Ireland.

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Bombus jonellus

The heath humble-bee or small heath bumblebee, Bombus jonellus, is a species of bumblebee, widely distributed in Europe and northern Asia, as well as northern North America.

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Book of Leinster

The Book of Leinster (Irish Lebor Laignech), is a medieval Irish manuscript compiled ca.

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Bragar

Bragar (Bràgar) is a village on the west side of the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland, 14 miles from the island's only town, Stornoway.

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Bridei I

Bridei son of Maelchon, was king of the Picts from 554 to 584.

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British Isles

The British Isles are a group of islands off the north-western coast of continental Europe that consist of the islands of Great Britain, Ireland and over six thousand smaller isles.

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Broad Bay (Western Isles)

Broad Bay (Scottish Gaelic: Loch-a-Tuath, meaning "north loch") is a bay which is situated on the coast of Isle of Lewis, and separates Back and Point.

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Broadford, Skye

Broadford (An t-Àth Leathann), together with nearby Harrapool, is the second-largest settlement on the Isle of Skye, Scotland.

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Broch

A broch is an Iron Age drystone hollow-walled structure of a type found only in Scotland.

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Brue

Brue (Brù) is a village on the Isle of Lewis in the West Side district, in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland.

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Bumblebee

A bumblebee, also written bumble bee, is a member of the bee genus Bombus, in the family Apidae.

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Burgh of barony

A burgh of barony was a type of Scottish town (burgh).

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Bus na Comhairle

Bus na Comhairle (meaning "Bus of the Council") is the council-owned local bus company of the Western Isles of Scotland.

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Butt of Lewis

The Butt of Lewis (Rubha Robhanais) is the most northerly point of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.

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Caledonian MacBrayne

Caledonian MacBrayne (Caledonian Mac a' Bhriuthainn), usually shortened to Calmac, is the major operator of passenger and vehicle ferries, and ferry services, between the mainland of Scotland and 22 of the major islands on Scotland's west coast.

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Callanish Stones

The Callanish Stones (or "Callanish I", Clachan Chalanais or Tursachan Chalanais in Gaelic) are an arrangement of standing stones placed in a cruciform pattern with a central stone circle.

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Calvay

Calvay (Calbhaigh), is a currently uninhabited island situated in the Sound of Eriskay in the Outer Hebrides, at.

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Cape Breton Regional Municipality

Cape Breton Regional Municipality, often shortened to simply CBRM, is a regional municipality in Nova Scotia's Cape Breton County.

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Castaway 2000

Castaway 2000 was a reality TV programme commissioned by the BBC in 2000.

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Castlebay

Castlebay (Bàgh a' Chaisteil) is the main village and a community council area on the island of Barra in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland.

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Catholic Church

The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is, the largest Christian church, with more than 1.25 billion members worldwide.

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Ceann Iar

Disambiguation: "Ceann Iar" is a common Scottish placename meaning Western Headland Ceann Iar (Gaelic "Western Headland") is one of the Monach Isles/Heisgeir, to the west of North Uist in the Outer Hebrides.

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Charles Edward Stuart

Charles Edward Louis John Casimir Sylvester Severino Maria Stuart (31 December 1720 – 31 January 1788), commonly known in Britain during his lifetime as The Young Pretender and often known in retrospective accounts as Bonnie Prince Charlie, was the second Jacobite pretender to the thrones of England, Scotland, France and Ireland (as Charles III) from the death of his father in 1766.

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Christianity

ChristianityFrom the Ancient Greek word Χριστός, Christos, a translation of the Hebrew מָשִׁיחַ, Māšîăḥ, meaning "the anointed one", together with the Latin suffixes -ian and -itas.

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Church of Scotland

The Church of Scotland (The Scots Kirk, Eaglais na h-Alba), known informally by its Scots language name, the Kirk, is the established church of Scotland.

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Cladh Hallan

Cladh Hallan is an archaeological site on the island of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides in Scotland.

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Clan Donald

Clan Donald, also known as Clan MacDonald (MacDhòmhnaill), is a Highland Scottish clan and one of the largest Scottish clans.

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Clan Mackenzie

Clan Mackenzie is a Highland Scottish clan, traditionally associated with Kintail and lands in Ross-shire.

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Clan MacLeod

Clan MacLeod (Clann Mhic Leòid) is a Highland Scottish clan associated with the Isle of Skye.

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Clan MacNeil

Clan MacNeil, also known in Scotland as Clan Niall, is a highland Scottish clan, particularly associated with the Outer Hebridean island of Barra.

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Classical antiquity

Classical antiquity (also the classical era, classical period or classical age) is a broad term for a long period of cultural history centered on the Mediterranean Sea, comprising the interlocking civilizations of ancient Greece and ancient Rome, collectively known as the Greco-Roman world.

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Clisham

The Clisham (An Cliseam) is a mountain on the island of Harris in the Western Isles of Scotland.

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Cluny Castle

Cluny Castle was originally built c.1604 as a Z-plan castle replacing either a house or small peel tower.

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Coll

Coll (Cola)Mac an Tàilleir (2003) p. 31 is an island located west of Mull in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland.

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Collins Encyclopaedia of Scotland

Collins Encyclopaedia of Scotland is a reference work published by Harper Collins, edited by the husband and wife team, John and Julia Keay.

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Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is the local government council for Na h-Eileanan Siar council area of Scotland, comprising the Outer Hebrides.

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Comhairle nan Eilean Siar election, 2012

Elections to Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles Council) were held on 3 May 2012, the same day as the other Scottish local government elections.

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Common redshank

The common redshank or simply redshank (Tringa totanus) is an Eurasian wader in the large family Scolopacidae.

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Common ringed plover

The common ringed plover or ringed plover (Charadrius hiaticula) is a small plover.

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Compton Mackenzie

Sir Compton Mackenzie, OBE (1883–1972) was a prolific writer of fiction, biography, histories and a memoir, as well as a cultural commentator, raconteur and lifelong Scottish nationalist.

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Congested Districts Board (Scotland)

The Congested Districts Board (Scotland) was set up by the Congested Districts (Scotland) Act, 1897 for the purpose of administering the sums made available by the British Government for the improvement of congested districts in the Highlands and Islands.

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Conservation designation

A conservation designation is a name and/or acronym which explains the status of an area of land in terms of conservation or protection.

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Constitutional status of Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles

The constitutional status of Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles has periodically been discussed, for example during the Scottish independence referendum campaign.

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Corn crake

The corn crake, corncrake or landrail (Crex crex) is a bird in the rail family.

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Crannog

A crannog (crannóg; crannag) is typically a partially or entirely artificial island, usually built in lakes, rivers and estuarine waters of Scotland and Ireland.

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Croft (land)

A croft is a fenced or enclosed area of land, usually small and arable with a crofter's dwelling thereon.

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Crofters' Holdings (Scotland) Act 1886

The Crofters' Holdings (Scotland) Act, 1886 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom which created legal definitions of crofting parish and crofter, granted security of tenure to crofters and produced the first Crofters Commission, a land court which ruled on disputes between landlords and crofters.

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Daliburgh

Daliburgh (Dalabrog) is a crofting township on South Uist, in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland.

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Dark green fritillary

The dark green fritillary (Argynnis aglaja) is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae.

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Development trust

Development Trusts are organisations which operate in the United Kingdom that are.

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Dike (geology)

A dike or dyke in geological usage is a sheet of rock that formed in a fracture in a pre-existing rock body.

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Diocese of Argyll and The Isles (Episcopal)

The Diocese of Argyll and The Isles is in the west of Scotland, and is one of the seven dioceses of the Scottish Episcopal Church.

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Dun Carloway

Dun Carloway (Dùn Chàrlabhaigh) is a broch situated in the district of Carloway, on the west coast of the Isle of Lewis, Scotland.

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Dunlin

The dunlin (Calidris alpina) is a small wader, sometimes separated with the other "stints" in Erolia.

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Earl of Mar

The Mormaer or Earl of Mar is a title that has been reaffirmed seven times, all in the Peerage of Scotland.

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Earl of Seaforth

Earl of Seaforth was a title in the Peerage of Scotland and the Peerage of Ireland.

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Edgar, King of Scotland

Edgar or Étgar mac Maíl Choluim (Modern Gaelic: Eagar mac Mhaoil Chaluim), nicknamed Probus, "the Valiant" (c. 1074 – 8 January 1107), was king of Alba from 1097 to 1107.

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Eilean Dòmhnuill

Armit identifies the islet of Eilean Dòmhnuill (Scots Gaelic: The Isle of Donald), Loch Olabhat on North Uist, Scotland as what may be the earliest crannog.

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Eilean Liubhaird

Eilean Liubhaird or Eilean Iubhard is an island in the Outer Hebrides, to the east of Lewis.

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Eilean Mòr, Loch Langavat

Eilean Mòr is an island in Loch Langavat on the island of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.

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Emily Gordon Cathcart

Lady Emily Eliza Steele Gordon Cathcart (née Pringle) was born in 1845.

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Endemism

Endemism is the ecological state of a species being unique to a defined geographic location, such as an island, nation, country or other defined zone, or habitat type; organisms that are indigenous to a place are not endemic to it if they are also found elsewhere.

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English language

English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca.

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Eriskay

Eriskay (Èirisgeigh), from the Old Norse for "Eric's Isle", is an island and community council area of the Outer Hebrides in northern Scotland.

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European hedgehog

The European hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus: Linnaeus, 1758), also known as the West European hedgehog or common hedgehog, is a hedgehog species found in western Europe, from Iberia and Italy northwards into Scandinavia.

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European otter

The European otter (Lutra lutra), also known as the Eurasian otter, Eurasian river otter, common otter and Old World otter, is a European and Asian member of the Lutrinae or otter subfamily, and is typical of freshwater otters.

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European Protected Species

European Protected Species (EPS) are species of plants and animals (other than birds) protected by law throughout the European Union.

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Fèis Bharraigh

Fèis Bharraigh is an annual Gaelic arts and culture event, held on Barra.

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Ferry

A ferry (or ferryboat) is a boat or ship (a merchant vessel) used to carry (or ferry) primarily passengers, and sometimes vehicles and cargo as well, across a body of water.

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Finland

Finland (Suomi; Finland), officially the Republic of Finland, is a Nordic country in Northern Europe bordered by Sweden to the west, Norway to the north, and Russia to the east; Estonia lies to the south across the Gulf of Finland.

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Flannan Isles

The Flannan Isles (Na h-Eileanan Flannach) or alternatively, the Seven Hunters are a small island group in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, approximately west of the Isle of Lewis.

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Flodaigh

Flodaigh is a tidal island lying to the north of Benbecula and south of Grimsay in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland.

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Fomorians

The Fomorians (Fomoire, Modern Fomhóraigh) are a supernatural race in Irish mythology.

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Fraoch-Eilean

Fraoch-eilean is a small island north of Benbecula in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.

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Free Church of Scotland (since 1900)

The Free Church of Scotland (Scottish Gaelic: An Eaglais Shaor) is that part of the original Free Church of Scotland that remained outside of the union with the United Presbyterian Church of Scotland in 1900.

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Fuaigh Mòr

Fuaigh Mòr (sometimes anglicised as Vuia Mor) is an island in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.

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Gabbro

Gabbro refers to a large group of dark, often phaneritic (coarse-grained), mafic intrusive igneous rocks chemically equivalent to plutonic basalt.

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Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act 2005

The Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act 2005 (Scottish Gaelic: Achd na Gàidhlig (Alba) 2005) passed by the Scottish Parliament in 2005 is the first piece of legislation to give formal recognition to the Scottish Gaelic language.

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Gaelic music

Gaelic music (Ceol Gaelach, Ceòl Gàidhealach) is an umbrella term for the folk music of Ireland (see Irish folk music) and of the Scottish Highlands (see Scottish folk music).

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Gentleman Adventurers of Fife

The Gentleman Adventurers of Fife or Fife Adventurers were a group of 12 Scottish Lowlander colonists awarded lands on the Isle of Lewis by King James VI in 1598 following the forfeiture of all MacLeod lands in 1597 when they failed to produce the title-deeds proving their ownership which had been demanded by Act of Parliament of all Highland chiefs.

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Gnaeus Julius Agricola

Gnaeus Julius Agricola (13 June 40 – 23 August 93) was a Gallo-Roman general responsible for much of the Roman conquest of Britain.

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Godred Olafsson

Guðrøðr Óláfsson (died 10 November 1187), also known in Old Norse as Guðrøðr Ólafsson and Guðröðr Óláfsson, and in Gaelic as Gofhraidh mac Amhlaíbh,McLeod (2002).

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Golden eagle

The golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) is one of the best-known birds of prey in the Northern Hemisphere.

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Great Bernera

Great Bernera (Beàrnaraigh Mòr), often known just as Bernera (Beàrnaraigh) is an island and community in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.

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Great Highland Bagpipe

The Great Highland bagpipe (a' phìob mhòr) is a type of bagpipe native to Scotland.

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Green-veined white

The green-veined white (Pieris napi) is a butterfly of the Pieridae family.

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Grimsay

Grimsay (Griomasaigh) is a tidal island in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.

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Grimsay (South East Benbecula)

Grimsay, south east of Benbecula is a tidal island of the Outer Hebrides.

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Haakon IV of Norway

Haakon Haakonsson (c. March/April 1204 – 16 December 1263) (Old Norse: Hákon Hákonarson; Norwegian: Håkon Håkonsson), sometimes called Haakon the Old in contrast to his son with the same name, and known in modern regnal lists as Haakon IV, was the King of Norway from 1217 to 1263.

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Harald Fairhair

Harald Fairhair (Old Norse: Haraldr Hárfagri, Norwegian: Harald Hårfagre; c. 850 – c. 932) was remembered by medieval historians as the first King of Norway.

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Harris Tweed

Harris Tweed is a cloth handwoven by islanders at their homes in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, finished in the Outer Hebrides, and made from pure virgin wool dyed and spun in the Outer Hebrides.

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Harris, Scotland

Harris (also Na Hearadh) is the southern and more mountainous part of Lewis and Harris, the largest island in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland.

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Hebridean mythology and folklore

The Inner and Outer Hebrides off the western coast of Scotland are made up of a great number of large and small islands.

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Hebrides

The Hebrides (Scottish Gaelic: Innse Gall; Old Norse: Suðreyjar) comprise a widespread and diverse archipelago off the west coast of mainland Scotland.

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Hen harrier

The hen harrier (Circus cyaneus) or northern harrier (in the Americas) is a bird of prey.

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Highland Clearances

The Highland Clearances (Fuadach nan Gàidheal, the "expulsion of the Gael") was the forced displacement during the 18th and 19th centuries of a significant number of people from traditional land tenancies in the Scottish Highlands, where they had practised small-scale agriculture.

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Highlands and Islands

The Highlands and Islands of Scotland are broadly the Scottish Highlands, plus Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles.

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Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) is the Scottish Government's economic and community development agency for a diverse region which covers more than half of Scotland and is home to around 450,000 people.

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Hirta

Hirta (Hiort) is the largest island in the St Kilda archipelago, on the western edge of Scotland.

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Historic Scotland

Historic Scotland (Alba Aosmhor) is an executive agency of the Scottish Government, responsible for a number of the country's historic monuments.

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House of Stuart

The House of Stuart is a European royal house.

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Independent politician

An independent or nonpartisan politician is an individual politician not affiliated to any political party.

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Inner Hebrides

The Inner Hebrides (Scottish Gaelic: Na h-Eileanan a-staigh, "the inner isles") is an archipelago off the west coast of mainland Scotland, to the south east of the Outer Hebrides.

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International Island Games Association

The International Island Games Association (IGA) is an organisation the sole purpose of which is to organise the Island Games, a friendly biennial athletic competition between teams from several European islands and other small territories.

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Inverness-shire

The County of Inverness (Siorrachd Inbhir Nis) is a historic county of Scotland.

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Irish mythology

The mythology of pre-Christian Ireland did not entirely survive the conversion to Christianity.

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Iron Age

The Iron Age is the period generally occurring after the Bronze Age, marked by the prevalent use of iron.

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Island of Rockall Act 1972

The Island of Rockall Act 1972 (c. 2) is a British Act of Parliament formally incorporating the island Rockall into the United Kingdom to protect it from Irish and Icelandic claims.

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Islay

Islay (Ìle) is the southernmost island of the Inner Hebrides of Scotland.

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Isle of Man

The Isle of Man (Ellan Vannin), otherwise known simply as Mann (Mannin), is a self-governing British Crown dependency located in the Irish Sea between the islands of Great Britain and Ireland.

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Jacobite risings

The Jacobite risings (or Jacobite rebellions) were a series of uprisings, rebellions, and wars in Great Britain and Ireland occurring between 1688 and 1746.

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James Hunter (historian)

Dr James Hunter CBE (born 1948) is Director for the UHI Centre for History, Chairman of the Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust and formerly the Chairman of Highlands and Islands Enterprise, the Inverness-based development and training agency for the North of Scotland.

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James IV of Scotland

James IV (17 March 1473 – 9 September 1513) was the King of Scots from 11 June 1488 to his death.

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James V of Scotland

James V (10 April 1512 – 14 December 1542) was King of Scots from 9 September 1513 until his death, which followed the Scottish defeat at the Battle of Solway Moss.

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James VI and I

James VI and I (19 June 1566 – 27 March 1625) was King of Scotland as James VI from 24 July 1567 and King of England and Ireland as James I from the union of the Scottish and English crowns on 24 March 1603 until his death.

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John Gordon (soldier)

John Gordon (1776 – 16 July 1858) was a Scottish soldier and Tory politician.

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Kelp

Kelps are large seaweeds (algae) belonging to the brown algae (Phaeophyceae) in the order Laminariales.

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Ketill Flatnose

Ketill Bjǫrnsson, nicknamed Flatnose (Old Norse: Flatnefr), was a Norwegian King of the Isles of the 9th century.

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Kingdom of Great Britain

The Kingdom of Great Britain, officially Great Britain,"After the political union of England and Scotland in 1707, the nation's official name became 'Great Britain'", The American Pageant, Volume 1, Cengage Learning (2012)"From 1707 until 1801 Great Britain was the official designation of the kingdoms of England and Scotland".

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Kingdom of the Isles

The Kingdom of the Isles comprised the Hebrides, the islands of the Firth of Clyde and the Isle of Man from the 9th to the 13th centuries AD.

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Latitude

In geography, latitude (φ) is a geographic coordinate that specifies the north-south position of a point on the Earth's surface.

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Leach's storm petrel

The Leach's storm petrel or Leach's petrel (Oceanodroma leucorhoa) is a small seabird of the tubenose family.

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Lebor Gabála Érenn

Lebor Gabála Érenn (The Book of the Taking of Ireland) is a collection of poems and prose narratives that purports to be a history of Ireland and the Irish from the creation of the world to the Middle Ages.

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Lebor na hUidre

Lebor na hUidre or the Book of the Dun Cow (MS 23 E 25) is an Irish vellum manuscript dating to the 12th century.

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Leod

Leod (Scottish Gaelic: Leòd; Old Norse: Ljótr) (1200 – 1280) is considered the eponymous ancestor and founder of Clan MacLeod and Clan MacLeod of Lewis.

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Lewis

Lewis (Leòdhas,, also Isle of Lewis) is the northern part of Lewis and Harris, the largest island of the Western Isles or Outer Hebrides (an archipelago) of Scotland.

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Lewis and Harris

Lewis and Harris (Scottish Gaelic: Leòdhas agus na Hearadh) in the Outer Hebrides make up the largest island in Scotland.

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Lewis chessmen

The Lewis chessmen (or Uig chessmen, named after the bay where they were found) are a group of 12th-century chess pieces, along with other gaming pieces, most of which are carved in walrus ivory.

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Lewisian complex

The Lewisian complex or Lewisian gneiss is a suite of Precambrian metamorphic rocks that outcrop in the northwestern part of Scotland, forming part of the Hebridean Terrane.

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Lighthouse

A lighthouse is a tower, building, or other type of structure designed to emit light from a system of lamps and lenses and used as a navigational aid for maritime pilots at sea or on inland waterways.

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List of Category A listed buildings in the Western Isles

This is a list of Category A listed buildings in the Western Isles of Scotland (Na h-Eileanan Siar).

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List of islands called Oronsay

This is a list of islands called Oronsay (Scottish Gaelic), which provides an index for islands in Scotland with this and similar names.

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List of islands of Scotland

This is a list of islands of Scotland, the mainland of which is part of the island of Great Britain.

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List of places in the Western Isles

This List of places in the Western Isles (na h-Eileanan Siar) is a list of links for any town, village, hamlet, island, port, river, harbour, historic house, nature reserve and other place of interest in the na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles) council area of Scotland.

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Lists of mountains and hills in the British Isles

The mountains and hills of Great Britain, and to a lesser extent Ireland, are the subject of a considerable number of lists that categorise them by height, topographic prominence, or other criteria.

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Liverpool

Liverpool is a city in Merseyside, England, on the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary.

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Ljótólfr

Ljótólfr is a minor character in the mediaeval Orkneyinga saga, who is purported to have flourished in the mid-12th century.

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Local Government (Gaelic Names) (Scotland) Act 1997

The Local Government (Gaelic Names) (Scotland) Act 1997 enables local councils in Scotland to rename the areas for which they are responsible with Gaelic names.

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Local Government (Scotland) Act 1889

The Local Government (Scotland) Act 1889 (52 & 53 Vict. c. 50) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom which was passed on 26 August 1889.

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Loch Langavat

Loch Langavat (Langabhat) is the name of several freshwater lochs in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.

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Loch Ròg

Loch Ròg or Loch Roag is a sea loch on the west coast of Lewis, Outer Hebrides.

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Loch Seaforth

Loch Seaforth (Loch Shiphoirt) is sea loch in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.

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Loch Sgadabhagh

Loch Sgadabhagh or Loch Scadavay is a body of water on the island of North Uist, Scotland.

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Lochboisdale

Lochboisdale (Loch Baghasdail) is a community and the main population centre on the island of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland.

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Lochmaddy

Lochmaddy (Loch nam Madadh, "Loch of the Hounds") is the administrative centre of North Uist in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland.

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Lord of the Isles

The Lord of the Isles (Rìgh Innse Gall) is a title of Scottish nobility with historical roots that go back beyond the Kingdom of Scotland.

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Machair

The machair (sometimes machar in English) refers to a fertile low-lying grassy plain found on some of the north-west coastlines of Ireland and Scotland, in particular the Outer Hebrides.

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Magnus Barefoot

Magnus Olafsson (Old Norse: Magnús Óláfsson, Norwegian: Magnus Olavsson; 1073 – 24 August 1103), better known as Magnus Barefoot (Old Norse: Magnús berfœttr, Norwegian: Magnus Berrføtt), was King of Norway (as Magnus III) from 1093 until his death in 1103.

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Marble

Marble is a non-foliated metamorphic rock composed of recrystallized carbonate minerals, most commonly calcite or dolomite.

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Marquess of Huntly

Marquess of Huntly (traditionally spelt Marquis in Scotland) (Scottish Gaelic: Coileach Strath Bhalgaidh) is a title in the Peerage of Scotland created on 17 April 1599 for George Gordon, 6th Earl of Huntly.

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Marseille

Marseille (locally:; Marselha), also known as Marseilles in English, is a city in France.

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Melbost

Melbost (Mealabost) is a traditionally Gaelic-speaking village to the east coast of the Isle of Lewis, in Scotland's north-west.

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Mesolithic

In archaeology, mesolithic (Greek: mesos "middle", lithos "stone") is the culture between paleolithic and neolithic.

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Metamorphic rock

Metamorphic rocks arise from the transformation of existing rock types, in a process called metamorphism, which means "change in form".

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Mingulay

Mingulay (Miughalaigh) is the second largest of the Bishop's Isles in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.

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Mingulay Boat Song

The "Mingulay Boat Song" was a song written by Sir Hugh S. Roberton (1874–1952) in the 1930s.

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Moine Thrust Belt

The Moine Thrust Belt is a linear geological feature in the Scottish Highlands which runs from Loch Eriboll on the north coast south-west to the Sleat peninsula on the Isle of Skye.

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Monach Islands

Not to be confused with Heysker/Hyskeir (Small Isles) or Haskeir The Monach Islands, also known as Heisker (Eilean Heisgeir / Heisgeir), are an island group west of North Uist in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.

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Monolith

A monolith is a geological feature consisting of a single massive stone or rock, such as some mountains, or a single large piece of rock placed as, or within, a monument or building.

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Montreal

Montreal (Montréal) is a city in the Canadian province of Quebec.

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Moon

The Moon (in Greek: Selene, in Latin: Luna) is Earth's only natural satellite.

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Moray

Moray (Moireibh or Moireabh, Moravia) is one of the 32 Local Government council areas of Scotland.

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Mummy

A mummy is a deceased human or other animal whose skin and organs have been preserved by either intentional or accidental exposure to chemicals, extreme cold, very low humidity, or lack of air, so that the recovered body does not decay further if kept in cool and dry conditions.

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Na h-Eileanan an Iar (Scottish Parliament constituency)

Na h-Eileanan an Iar, formerly Western Isles, is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood).

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Na h-Eileanan an Iar (UK Parliament constituency)

Na h-Eileanan an Iar (formerly Western Isles) is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, created in 1918.

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Najas flexilis

Najas flexilis is an aquatic annual plant native to parts of North America and Europe.

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Napier Commission

The Napier Commission, officially the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Condition of Crofters and Cottars in the Highlands and Islands was a royal commission and public inquiry into the condition of crofters and cottars in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

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Napoleonic Wars

The Napoleonic Wars (1803–1815) were a series of major conflicts pitting the French Empire led by Emperor Napoleon I against an array of European powers formed into various coalitions.

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National nature reserve (United Kingdom)

Some statutory nature reserves are designated by national bodies in the United Kingdom, and are known as national nature reserves.

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Nemed

Nemed (modern spelling: Neimheadh) is a character in medieval Irish Christian mythohistory.

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Ness, Lewis

Ness (Nis) is the northernmost part of the Isle of Lewis, a community consisting of about 16 villages, including Lionel, Habost, Swainbost, Cross, North and South Dell, Cross Skigersta, Skigersta, Eorodale, Adabroc, Port of Ness, Knockaird, Fivepenny and Eoropie.

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Newtonferry

Newtonferry (Port nan Long, "the harbour of the ships") is a small crofting community on the island of North Uist in the Western Isles of Scotland, at the end of the B893 road.

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Norse–Gaels

The Norse–Gaels (Gall-Ghaedheil or Gall-Ghaeil, Gall-Ghàidheil) were a people who dominated much of the Irish Sea region, including the Isle of Man, western Scotland and eastern Ireland for a part of the Middle Ages; they were of Gaelic and North Germanic origin and as a whole exhibited a great deal of Gaelic and Norse cultural syncretism.

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Norsemen

Norsemen refers to the group of people who spoke what is now called the Old Norse language between the 8th and 11th centuries.

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North Atlantic Current

The North Atlantic Current (also known as North Atlantic Drift and North Atlantic Sea Movement) is a powerful warm ocean current that continues the Gulf Stream northeast.

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North Lochs

North Lochs,, an area in southeast Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, is named for the many lochans (small lochs) which dot the landscape.

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North Rona

Rona (Rònaigh) is a remote Scottish island in the North Atlantic.

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North Sea oil

North Sea oil is a mixture of hydrocarbons, comprising liquid petroleum and natural gas, produced from petroleum reservoirs beneath the North Sea.

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North Uist

North Uist (Uibhist a Tuath) is an island and community in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.

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Northern fulmar

The northern fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis), fulmar, or Arctic fulmar is a highly abundant sea bird found primarily in subarctic regions of the North Atlantic and North Pacific oceans.

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Northern gannet

The northern gannet (Sula bassana) is a seabird and the largest member of the gannet family, Sulidae.

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Northern lapwing

The northern lapwing (Vanellus vanellus), also known as the peewit, pewit, tuit or tew-it (imitative of its cry), green plover (emphasising the colour of the plumage) or (in the British Isles) just lapwing (which refers to its peculiar, erratic way of flying), is a bird in the plover family.

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Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia (Latin for "New Scotland", pronounced in English as) (French: Nouvelle-Écosse) is one of Canada's three Maritime provinces and constitutes one of the four Atlantic Canada provinces.

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Oban

Oban (An t-Òban in Scottish Gaelic meaning The Little Bay) is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland.

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Old Norse

Old Norse was a North Germanic language that was spoken by inhabitants of Scandinavia and inhabitants of their overseas settlements during about the 9th to 13th centuries.

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Old Red Sandstone

The Old Red Sandstone is an assemblage of rocks in the North Atlantic region largely of Devonian age.

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Old Tom Morris

Thomas Mitchell Morris, Sr. (16 June 1821 – 24 May 1908), otherwise known as Old Tom Morris, was a Scottish golfer.

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Oliver Cromwell

Oliver Cromwell (25 April 15993 September 1658) was an English military and political leader and later Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland.

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Ordnance Survey

Ordnance Survey (OS) is the national mapping agency for Great Britain and is one of the world's largest producers of maps.

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Orkney

Orkney (Arcaibh), also known as the Orkney Islands, is an archipelago in the Northern Isles of Scotland, United Kingdom.

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Peat

Peat (turf) is an accumulation of partially decayed vegetation or organic matter that is unique to natural areas called peatlands or mires.

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Pictish stone

A Pictish stone is a type of monumental stele, generally carved or incised with symbols or designs.

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Picts

The Picts were a tribal confederation of peoples who lived in what is today eastern and northern Scotland during the Late Iron Age and Early Medieval periods.

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Pliny the Elder

Gaius Plinius Secundus (AD 23 – August 25, AD 79), better known as Pliny the Elder, was a Roman author, naturalist, and natural philosopher, as well as naval and army commander of the early Roman Empire and personal friend of the emperor Vespasian.

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Precambrian

Positions of landmasses near the end of the Precambrian The Precambrian or Pre-Cambrian; sometimes abbreviated pЄ is the largest span of time in Earth's history before the current Phanerozoic Eon, and is a Supereon divided into several eons of the geologic time scale.

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Prehistory

Prehistory means literally "before history", from the Latin word for "before," præ, and historia.

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Presbyterianism

Presbyterianism is a part of the Reformed tradition within Protestantism which traces its origins to the British Isles.

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Proto-Celtic language

The Proto-Celtic language, also called Common Celtic, is the reconstructed ancestor language of all the known Celtic languages.

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Ptolemy

Claudius Ptolemy (Κλαύδιος Πτολεμαῖος, Klaúdios Ptolemaîos,; Claudius Ptolemaeus) was a Greco-Egyptian writer of Alexandria, known as a mathematician, astronomer, geographer, astrologer, and poet of a single epigram in the Greek Anthology.

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Pytheas

Pytheas of Massalia (Ancient Greek: Πυθέας ὁ Μασσαλιώτης; Latin: Massilia; fl. 4th century BC), was a Greek geographer and explorer from the Greek colony of Massalia (modern-day Marseille).

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Quartzite

Quartzite (from Quarzit) is a hard, non-foliated metamorphic rock which was originally pure quartz sandstone.

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Razorbill

The razorbill (Alca torda) is a colonial seabird that only comes to land in order to breed.

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Rǫgnvaldr Guðrøðarson

Rǫgnvaldr Guðrøðarson (died 14 February 1229), also known in Old Norse as Rögnvaldr Guðrøðarson, and in Gaelic as Raghnall mac Godhfhraidh, Raghnall mac Gofhraidh, Raghnall mac Gofraidh, Raghnall Ua Gofraidh an Mhearáin, and Ragnall mac Gofraid, ruled as King of the Isles from 1187 to 1226.

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Renewable energy in Scotland

The production of renewable energy in Scotland is an issue that has come to the fore in technical, economic, and political terms during the opening years of the 21st century.

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Rockall

Rockall is an uninhabited remote granite islet of the United Kingdom in the North Atlantic Ocean situated at the following rough distances from the closest large islands: 430 km (270 miles) north-west of Ireland, 460 km (290 miles) west of Great Britain and 700 km (440 miles) south of Iceland.

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Roineabhal

Roineabhal is a hill on the Isle of Harris, in the Western Isles of Scotland.

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Ross and Cromarty

Ross and Cromarty (Ros agus Cromba in Gaelic) is a variously defined area in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

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Royal Navy

The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's principal naval warfare force.

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Rulers of the Kingdom of the Isles

The Kingdom of the Isles comprised the Hebrides, the islands of the Firth of Clyde and the Isle of Man from the 9th to the 13th centuries AD.

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Sabbath in Christianity

Sabbath in Christianity is the inclusion or adoption in Christianity of a Sabbath day.

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Scalpay (Outer Hebrides)

Scalpay (Sgalpaigh or Sgalpaigh na Hearadh i.e. "Scalpay of Harris" to distinguish it from Scalpay off Skye) is an island in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.

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Schist

Schist is a medium-grade metamorphic rock with medium to large, flat, sheet-like grains in a preferred orientation (nearby grains are roughly parallel).

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Scotland

Scotland (Scots:; Alba) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.

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Scottish clan

A Scottish clan (from Gaelic clann, "children") is a kinship group among the Scottish people.

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Scottish Episcopal Church

The Scottish Episcopal Church (Eaglais Easbaigeach na h-Alba) is a Christian church in Scotland, consisting of seven dioceses.

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Scottish Gaelic

Scottish Gaelic, sometimes also referred to as Gaelic (Gàidhlig), is a Celtic language native to Scotland.

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Scottish Highlands

The Scottish Highlands, known locally simply as the Highlands (A' Ghàidhealtachd, "the place of the Gaels"; the Hielands) are a historic region of Scotland.

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Scottish independence referendum, 2014

The Scottish independence referendum was a referendum on Scottish independence that took place in Scotland on 18 September 2014.

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Scottish Natural Heritage

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH; Dualchas Nàdair na h-Alba) is the Scottish public body responsible for the country's natural heritage, especially its natural, genetic and scenic diversity.

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Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament (Pàrlamaid na h-Alba; Scots: The Scots Pairlament) is the devolved national, unicameral legislature of Scotland.

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Sea of the Hebrides

The Sea of the Hebrides is a portion of the North Atlantic Ocean, located off the coast of western Scotland, separating the mainland and the northern Inner Hebrides islands (to the east) from the southern Outer Hebrides islands (to the west).

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Shetland

Shetland (Sealtainn), also called the Shetland Islands, is a subarctic archipelago of Scotland that lies north-east of the island of Great Britain and forms part of the United Kingdom.

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Shiant Isles

The Shiant Isles (Gaelic: Na h-Eileanan Seunta or Na h-Eileanan Mòra) are a privately owned island group in the Minch, east of Harris in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.

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Shires of Scotland

The counties or shires of Scotland (Siorrachdan na h-Alba) were the main subdivisions of Scotland from their establishment in the Middle Ages until their abolition under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973.

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Single malt whisky

Single malt whisky is malt whisky from a single distillery, that is, whisky distilled from fermented mash made exclusively with malted grain (usually barley), as distinguished from unmalted grain.

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Site of Special Scientific Interest

A Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) (Area of Special Scientific Interest or ASSI in Northern Ireland) is a conservation designation denoting a protected area in the United Kingdom.

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Skald

The term skald (or skáld) meaning ‘poet’, is generally used for poets who composed at the courts of Scandinavian and Icelandic leaders during the Viking Age and Middle Ages.

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Skerry

A skerry is a small rocky island, usually defined to be too small for habitation; it may simply be a rocky reef.

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Skye

Skye or the Isle of Skye (An t-Eilean Sgitheanach or Eilean a' Cheò) is the largest and most northerly major island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland.

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Solar eclipse of 1 May 1185

The solar eclipse of 1 May 1185 was a total solar eclipse observed in the territories of Central America, Northern Europe, Eastern Europe, and Kazakhstan.

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Somerled

Somerled (died 1164), known in Gaelic as Somairle, Somhairle, and Somhairlidh, and in Old Norse as Sumarliði, was a mid-twelfth-century warlord who, through marital alliance and military conquest, rose in prominence and seized control of the Kingdom of the Isles.

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South Uist

South Uist (Uibhist a Deas) is an island of the Outer Hebrides in Scotland.

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St Kilda wren

The St Kilda wren (Troglodytes troglodytes hirtensis) is a small passerine bird in the wren family.

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St Kilda, Scotland

St Kilda (Hiort) is an isolated archipelago west-northwest of North Uist in the North Atlantic Ocean.

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Stele

A stele (plural steles or stelai, from Greek: στήλη, stēlē) or stela (plural stelas or stelæ, from Latin) is a stone or wooden slab, generally taller than it is wide, erected as a monument, very often for funerary or commemorative purposes.

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Stone circle

A stone circle is a monument of standing stones arranged in a circle.

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Stornoway

Stornoway (Steòrnabhagh) is a town on the Isle of Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides (also known as the Western Isles) of Scotland.

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Stornoway Airport

Stornoway Airport is an airfield located east of the town of Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis, in Scotland.

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Subdivisions of Scotland

For local government purposes, Scotland is divided into 32 areas designated as "council areas" which are all governed by unitary authorities designated as "councils".

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Sula Sgeir

Sula Sgeir is a small, uninhabited Scottish island in the North Atlantic, west of North Rona.

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Taransay

Taransay (Tarasaigh) is an island in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.

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Tarbert, Harris

Tarbert is the main community on Harris in the Western Isles of Scotland.

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The Minch

The Minch (An Cuan Sgitheanach, An Cuan Sgìth, Cuan na Hearadh, An Cuan Leòdhasach), also called North Minch, is a strait in north-west Scotland, separating the north-west Highlands and the northern Inner Hebrides from Lewis and Harris in the Outer Hebrides.

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The Scotsman

The Scotsman is a Scottish compact newspaper published from Edinburgh.

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Tiree

Tiree (Tiriodh) is the most westerly island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland.

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Torridonian

In geology, the term Torridonian is the informal name for the Torridonian Supergroup, a series of Mesoproterozoic to Neoproterozoic arenaceous and argillaceous sedimentary rocks, which occur extensively in the Northwest Highlands of Scotland.

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Treaty of Perth

The Treaty of Perth, signed 2 July 1266, ended military conflict between Magnus VI of Norway and Alexander III of Scotland over the sovereignty of the Hebrides and the Isle of Man.

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Treaty of Union

The Treaty of Union is the name given to the agreement that led to the creation of Great Britain, the political union of the Kingdom of England (which included Wales) and the Kingdom of Scotland, which took effect on 1 May 1707.

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Triassic

The Triassic is a geologic period and system that extends from roughly 250 to 200 Mya (to million years ago), an interval of 51.04 million years.

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Uig, Lewis

Uig (Ùig), also known as Sgìr' Ùig, is a civil parish and community on the western coast of the island of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland.

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Uig, Skye

The village of Uig (Ùige) lies at the head of the sheltered inlet of Uig Bay on the west coast of the Trotternish peninsula on the Isle of Skye, Scotland.

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Uist

Uist or The Uists (Uibhist) are the central group of islands in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.

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Ullapool

Ullapool (Ulapul) is a town of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands.

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Unitary authority

A unitary authority is a type of local authority that has a single tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area or performs additional functions which elsewhere in the relevant country are usually performed by national government or a higher level of sub-national government.

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Vatersay

Vatersay (Bhatarsaigh) is an island in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.

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Vikings

Vikings (Norwegian and Vikinger; Swedish and Vikingar; Víkingar), from Old Norse víkingr, were Germanic Norse seafarers, speaking the Old Norse language, who raided and traded from their Scandinavian homelands across wide areas of northern and central Europe, as well as European Russia, during the late 8th to late 11th centuries.

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Virtual Hebrides

The Virtual Hebrides was an influential website which was set up in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland and was in operation from late 1993 until 2000.

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W. H. Murray

William Hutchison Murray (18 March 1913 – 19 March 1996) was a Scottish mountaineer and writer, one of a group of active mountain climbers, mainly from Clydeside, before and just after World War II.

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Wars of the Three Kingdoms

The Wars of the Three Kingdoms formed an intertwined series of conflicts that took place in England, Ireland and Scotland between 1639 and 1651.

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West Highland Free Press

The West Highland Free Press was founded in the Scottish Highlands in 1972 as a left-wing weekly newspaper, but with the principal objective of providing its immediate circulation area with the service which a local paper is expected to provide.

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Whisky Galore (novel)

Whisky Galore is a novel written by Compton Mackenzie, published in 1947.

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Wick, Caithness

Wick (Inbhir Ùige, Week or Weik) is a town and royal burgh in Caithness, in the far north of Scotland.

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William J. Watson

Professor William J. Watson (1865–1948) was a toponymist, one of the greatest Scottish scholars of the 20th century, and was the first scholar to place the study of Scottish place names on a firm linguistic basis.

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Winter wren

The winter wren (Troglodytes hiemalis) is a very small North American bird and a member of the mainly New World wren family Troglodytidae.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outer_Hebrides

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