Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

12/4/2007

Stornoway

Stornoway (Steòrnabhagh in Scottish Gaelic) is a burgh on Lewis (Leòdhas), in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, with a population of approximately 5,600 people in the town itself, out of a total population of 26,370 for the whole of the Western Isles. It is the major town and administrative centre of the Outer Hebrides and is home to Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (the Western Isles Council). Stornoway is currently twinned with the much smaller Pendleton, South Carolina, United States of America. The civil parish of Stornoway includes the villages/suburbs of (among others) Sandwick, Plasterfield, Steinish, Laxdale, Newvalley, Newmarket and Marybank and has a population of approximately 12,000. for more click here

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