Leurbost

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Leurbost
Scottish Gaelic: Liùrbost
Liurbost Community Centre - geograph.org.uk - 927116.jpg
Leurbost Community Centre
Leurbost is located in Outer Hebrides
Leurbost
Leurbost
 Leurbost shown within the Outer Hebrides
Language Scottish Gaelic
English
OS grid reference NB371259
Civil parish Lochs
Council area Na h-Eileanan Siar
Lieutenancy area Western Isles
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ISLE OF LEWIS
Postcode district HS2
Dialling code 01851
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Scottish Parliament Western Isles
List of places
UK
Scotland

Coordinates: 58°08′38″N 6°28′05″W / 58.144°N 6.468°W / 58.144; -6.468

Leurbost (Scottish Gaelic: Liùrbost) is a village on the east coast of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. It is approximately 6 miles (10 km) south of Stornoway on the road to Harris. It is the main settlement in the area of the island known as North Lochs. Leurbost is within the parish of Lochs.[1]

History[edit]

In 1856 reports circulated of a 'sea-serpent' in a fresh water lake near the town.[2] The creature, referred to as Searrach Uisge, was said to be eel-like, 40 ft (12 m) long and raised comparisons to the mythical Kelpie.[2][3]

Economy[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Details of Leurbost". Scottish Places. Retrieved 22 December 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "VARIETIES.". Colonial Times (Hobart, Tas. : 1828 - 1857) (Hobart, Tas.: National Library of Australia). 10 June 1856. p. 3. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Leurbost". Mysterious Britain and Ireland. Retrieved 22 December 2014. 

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