Steinish

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Steinish
Scottish Gaelic: Steinnis
Rocky Shore at Stenish - geograph.org.uk - 206257.jpg
The rocky shore viewed looking west from Steinish. The Tong Sands estuary is dangerous, with sinking sands and a strong tidal race.
Steinish is located in Outer Hebrides
Steinish
Steinish
 Steinish shown within the Outer Hebrides
Language Scottish Gaelic
English
OS grid reference NB447338
Civil parish Stornoway
Council area Na h-Eileanan Siar
Lieutenancy area Western Isles
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town STORNOWAY
Postcode district HS1
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°13′12″N 6°20′49″W / 58.220°N 6.347°W / 58.220; -6.347

Steinish (Scottish Gaelic: Steinnis) is a village in the Scottish Outer Hebrides, on the island of Lewis, near Plasterfield and Stornoway Airport. Steinish is situated within the parish of Stornoway,[1] and is also situated adjacent to the Laxdale estuary.[2] A treasure trove was discovered in Steinish, in 1876, containing coins from the era of Francis and Mary, Mary, and James VI.[1]

Wildlife in the area includes the Arctic tern, the corn crake, the blackpoll warbler[2] and the knot, as well as a sighting of the cattle egret.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lewis, Steinish". Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Birdwatching at Steinish". Hidden Lewis. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Recent Sightings". Western Isles Wildlife. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 

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