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 (hĕb′rĭ-dēz′) also Western Isles
An island group of western and northwest Scotland in the Atlantic Ocean, divided into the Inner Hebrides, closer to the Scottish mainland, and the Outer Hebrides, to the northwest. Settled by ancient Celts, the islands lay under Norwegian rule from the 10th to the 13th century, when they were ceded by treaty to the Scots.

Heb′ri·de′an adj. & n.
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(ˌhɛbrɪˈdiːən) or


(Placename) of or relating to the Hebrides or their inhabitants
(Placename) a native or inhabitant of the Hebrides
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Adj.1.Hebridean - of or relating to the Hebrides
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adjHebriden-, der Hebriden; Hebridean islandHebrideninsel f
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The subsidised air services from Oban to Coll, Colonsay and Tiree were secured for the next four years after the council awarded a new contract to Hebridean Air.
POLICE had to ferried to the remote Hebridean isle of Eigg - after the first crime there in years.
The Hebridean Seaweed Company, which is based at Arnish Point near Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis, is making the investment following Highlands and Islands Enterprise awarding it funding of PS659,000.
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All Discovery Cruising North America, a subsidiary of All Leisure Group PLC, a UK-based company that operates Hebridean Island Cruises in UK, has announced a partnership with March of Dimes Foundation, a US-based non-profit company working for improvement of health of mothers and babies.
It's actually All Leisure holidays, which runs Swan hellenic - operator of the 352-passenger Minerva; Voyages of Discovery - with the 650-passenger Discovery; and The Queen's favourite line, hebridean island cruises, with the 49-passenger hebridean Princess.
The Hebridean Princess, dubbed "Her Majesty's favourite cruiser" has been made seaworthy by ship workers A&P.
The Yorkshire alemaker has backed a book about the Hebridean sheep breed which, despite being on the verge of disappearing just 25 years ago when there were a few hundred left, now number tens of thousands.
Caledonian MacBrayne (calmac.co.uk / 08705 650000) operates daily crossings from Ullapool to Stornoway (two hours 45 mins) and Monday to Saturday crossings from Uig in Skye to Tarbert in Harris (one hour 45 mins) Hebridean Luxury Holidays (www.*hebrideanluxuryholidays.co.uk / 0800 234 3271) will greet you at the airport or the harbour and can arrange car hire for your arrival.
Lewis and Harris together form the largest of the Outer Hebridean Islands - Lewis taking up the northernmost two-thirds, Harris the southern third.