Melbost

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Coordinates: 58°12′36″N 6°19′18″W / 58.21°N 6.321667°W / 58.21; -6.321667

Melbost
Scottish Gaelic: Mealabost
Melbost is located in Outer Hebrides
Melbost
Melbost
 Melbost shown within the Outer Hebrides
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Melbost (Mealabost) is a traditionally Gaelic-speaking village to the east coast of the Isle of Lewis, in Scotland's north-west. It is largely a crofting township and is about 2 12 miles (4.0 km) east of Stornoway at the head of an isthmus connecting with the Eye Peninsula. Stornoway Airport is adjacent to the village.





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The Gaelic poet Murdo Macfarlane (15 February 1901 - 1982) (Gaelic: Murchadh MacPhàrlain) known as 'Bàrd Mhealaboist' (the Melbost Bard) was a published poet and campaigner for Scottish Gaelic who was born and brought up in Melbost.


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