Isle of Lewis tourist guide
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Isle of Lewis tourist guide
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Find out about our great village, Brue, as well as lots of things about every other amazing village, town and attraction in the Outer Hebridean islands of Lewis and Harris!
Brue is, in our opinion, the finest village on the Isle of Lewis in the West Side district of the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. It is a crofting township and it is composed of two areas: Am Baile Staigh, which is nearer the coast, and Pàirc Bhrù, which runs towards the moor. In total it covers a road distance of 2.5 km. Brue is situated on a minor road which joins to the A858, and is within the parish of Barvas.
The name Brue is an anglicised form of the Scottish Gaelic Brù which in turn comes from an Old Norse word which is believed to have meant bridge; this reflects the centuries of Norsemen occupation and settlement in the Outer Hebrides.
Brue stretches from the main road to the Atlantic coast. It is blessed with a stunning pebble and sand beach as well as two freshwater lochs. Loch Barvas can be fished and sailed on (for a fee, info here) or be brave and dip your toes in. The coastline at Brue is also the site of various cairns, including a prehistoric one, and there is a great coastal walk to the site of a blackhouse. You can also loop around Barvas and come back on the main road.
Brue is also home to the famous Brue Highlander Cattle. Prize winning herd who are resident in Brue. Great for a photo and a meal!
Anonymous Canadian Boat Song
“From the lone shieling of the misty island; Mountains divide us, and the waste of seas; Yet still the blood is strong, the heart is Highland, And we in dreams behold the Hebrides!”
Isle of Lewis Tourist Guide
ABOUT THE ISLE OF LEWIS & HARRIS
Lewis and Harris is a single Scottish island in the Outer Hebrides. Despite the island being split into two named entities it is the largest island in Scotland and the third largest in the British Isles, after Great Britain and Ireland.
The island is the ancestral homeland of the Highland Clan MacLeod, with those individuals on Harris being referred to as from the clan MacLeod of Harris or MacLeod of MacLeod, and Lewis as clan MacLeod of Lewis.
A major industry on the island is the production of Harris tweed fabric and Stornoway Black Pudding, all handmade on the island and by law must be made in the isles.
The Lewis Trilogy of novels (The Blackhouse, The Lewis Man and The Chessmen) by Peter May, is set on Lewis and Harris
Lewis and Harris is the most populous of the Scottish islands, with over 21,000 residents. Stornoway is the main town of the island, with about 12,000.
ATTRACTIONS, ENTERTAINMENT AND FOOD
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