Fivepenny

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Fivepenny
Scottish Gaelic: Na Còig Peighinnean
Language Scottish Gaelic
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Lieutenancy area Western Isles
Country Scotland
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Post town STORNOWAY
ISLE OF LEWIS
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Fivepenny (Scottish Gaelic: Na Còig Peighinnean[1]) is one of the many villages in the Lewis district of Ness (Nis in Gaelic) and part of the Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland.

There are two separate places with this name, both in the north-west of Lewis. Furthest north in Ness the full name of the village there is Còig Peighinnean Nis, and in the Borve area further south the village there is Còig Peighinnean Bhuirgh. Both are known locally as Na Còig Peighinnean, the full name only being used to distinguish one from the other.

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The name refers to the fact that it is made up of five pennylands.

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Coordinates: 58°30′0″N 6°14′52″W / 58.50000°N 6.24778°W / 58.50000; -6.24778