Achmore, Lewis

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Achmore
Acha Mor.JPG
View of the village from the main road
Achmore is located in Outer Hebrides
Achmore
Achmore
Achmore shown within the Outer Hebrides
Language Scottish Gaelic
English
OS grid reference NB311294
Civil parish
Council area
Lieutenancy area
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
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
Scotland
58°10′19″N 6°34′23″W / 58.172°N 6.573°W / 58.172; -6.573Coordinates: 58°10′19″N 6°34′23″W / 58.172°N 6.573°W / 58.172; -6.573

Achmore (Scottish Gaelic: An t-Acha Mòr) is a village in the Scottish Outer Hebrides, on the island of Lewis. Achmore is within the parish of Lochs,[1] and is situated on the A858.[2] The village is the only one on Lewis which does not lie on the coast.

History[edit]

The remains of a fallen ancient stone circle lie close to the village. It was located to link rare risings and settings of the moon and the sun with a hill range looking like a sleeping (and, only from the Achmore stone circle, pregnant) woman, called "Sleeping Beauty". The circle was discovered in 1981 and measures 41 metres across. The circle was built around 3000 BC and probably consisted of 22 slabs up to two metres tall, two of which remain standing.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Details of Achmore". Scottish Places. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "A858". Sabre. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 

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