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Scottish Gaelic: Steinnis
Rocky Shore at Stenish - - 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 shown within the Outer Hebrides
Language Scottish Gaelic
OS grid reference NB447338
Civil parish Stornoway
Council area Na h-Eileanan Siar
Lieutenancy area Western Isles
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
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

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]


  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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