Tolsta Chaolais

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Tolsta Chaolais
Tolastadh Chaolais Village - - 413058.jpg
Tolsta Chaolais village, across Loch a' Bhaile
Tolsta Chaolais is located in Outer Hebrides
Tolsta Chaolais
Tolsta Chaolais
 Tolsta Chaolais shown within the Outer Hebrides
Language Scottish Gaelic
OS grid reference NB194379
Civil parish Uig
Council area Na h-Eileanan Siar
Lieutenancy area Western Isles
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
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

Coordinates: 58°14′28″N 6°46′55″W / 58.241°N 6.782°W / 58.241; -6.782

Tolsta Chaolais (also Tolastadh Chaolais, Tolstadh a' Chaolais) is a village on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland. It consists of about forty houses, clustered around Loch a' Bhaile, about a mile from the A858 road between Callanish and Carloway. The name has a Norse element, Tolsta, combined with a Gaelic element, Caolas, and means "Farm by the Strait".[1] Tolsta Chaolais is in the parish of Uig,[2] and has a building as a place of worship for all denominations.[1]

In 2013, the village was the location of much of the filming for the children's programme Katie Morag (TV series).[3]


  1. ^ a b "Tolsta Chaolais". Hebridean Connections. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Lewis, Tolsta Chaolais". Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Katie Morag to film on location on the Isle of Lewis". Highlands and Islands Enterprise. 14 February 2013. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 

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