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Western Isles

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Western Isles

n (functioning as singular or plural)
1. (Placename) an island authority in W Scotland, consisting of the Outer Hebrides; created in 1975. Administrative centre: Stornoway. Pop: 26 100 (2003 est). Area: 2900 sq km (1120 sq miles). Gaelic name: Eilean Siar
2. (Placename) Also called: Western Islands another name for Hebrides
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Heb•ri•des

(ˈhɛb rɪˌdiz)

n.pl.
a group of islands (Inner Hebrides and Outer Hebrides) off the W coast of and belonging to Scotland. 29,615; ab. 2900 sq. mi. (7500 sq. km).Also called Western Isles.
Heb`ri•de′an, adj., n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Western Isles - a group of more than 500 islands off the western coast of ScotlandWestern Isles - a group of more than 500 islands off the western coast of Scotland
Scotland - one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; located on the northern part of the island of Great Britain; famous for bagpipes and plaids and kilts
Inner Hebrides - islands between the Outer Hebrides and the western coast of Scotland
Outer Hebrides - a 130-mile long archipelago to the northwest of Scotland
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Translations

Western Isles

pl the Western Islesdie Hebriden pl
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Those who have visited the Zetland Islands, are familiar with the description of castles called by the inhabitants Burghs; and by the Highlanders for they are also to be found both in the Western Isles and on the mainland Duns.
Carlyle's description of his appearance is significant: 'I noticed the homely Norse features that you find everywhere in the Western Isles, and I thought to myself, "Well, any one can see that you are an honest, good sort of fellow, made out of oatmeal." Macaulay's eminently clear, rapid, and practical mind comprehended fully and respected whatever could be seen and understood by the intellect; things of more subtle nature he generally disbelieved in or dismissed with contempt.
All other literatures endure only as the elms which overshadow our houses; but this is like the great dragon-tree of the Western Isles, as old as mankind, and, whether that does or not, will endure as long; for the decay of other literatures makes the soil in which it thrives.
Born and brought up in Ness on the Isle of Lewis, Annie Macsween's career has focused on enhancing the status of Gaelic and the lives of those who live in the Western Isles.
Islanders could be reserved spaces to avoid them being bumped off crowded ferries under a plan being developed by Western Isles MSP Alasdair Allan.
When Aberdeen Marine was awarded the contract to protect six piles on the Eriskay Causeway Bridge in the Western Isles it suggested the use of the WINN & COALES (DENSO) SeaShield 2000FD System[TM] as an alternative to the original specified system.
Western Isles MP Angus MacNeil was among passengers on a cancelled flight from Barra, where he lives, and Glasgow - from where he was due to catch an onward flight to London.
The first mosque to be built in the Western Isles is proving to be a huge hit with tourists.
Loganair has announced a new timetable for services between Stornoway in the Western Isles and Manchester Airport.
According to the 2015 Bank of Scotland Children's Quality of Life Survey, children in Orkney enjoy the best quality of life of any local area district (LAD) followed by the Shetland Islands and the Western Isles.

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