Leurbost

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Leurbost
Scottish Gaelic: Liùrbost
Leurbost is located in Outer Hebrides
Leurbost
Leurbost
 Leurbost shown within the Outer Hebrides
Language Scottish Gaelic
English
Council area Na h-Eileanan Siar
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Scottish Parliament Western Isles
List of places
UK
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Coordinates: 58°08′38″N 6°28′06″W / 58.1439°N 6.4683°W / 58.1439; -6.4683

Leurbost (Scottish Gaelic: Liùrbost) is a village on the east coast of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. It is approximately 6 miles south of Stornoway on the road to Harris. It is the main settlement in the area of the island known as North Lochs. Amenities in the village include a recently built school and community centre, Sgoil nan Loch, which replaced the old Leurbost school and others in Pairc and Balallan, a petrol station and a shop. The school caters for children from nursery age through primary 1-7 and up to secondary 2, after which they normally move to schools in Stornoway.

In 1856 reports circulated of a 'sea-serpent' in a fresh water lake near the town.[1] The creature was said to be eel-like and 40 feet in length and raised comparisons to the mythical Kelpie.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "VARIETIES.". Colonial Times (Hobart, Tas. : 1828 - 1857) (Hobart, Tas.: National Library of Australia). 10 June 1856. p. 3. Retrieved 16 September 2013.