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The Gress Raiders Memorial, Gress
Gress is located in Outer Hebrides
Gress shown within the Outer Hebrides
Language Scottish Gaelic
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58°18′00″N 6°16′59″W / 58.300°N 6.283°W / 58.300; -6.283Coordinates: 58°18′00″N 6°16′59″W / 58.300°N 6.283°W / 58.300; -6.283

Gress (Scottish Gaelic: Griais), a thriving hamlet on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland, is adjacent to the larger village of Back. Gress is within the parish of Stornoway.[1] Between 1919 and 1921, Gress - along with nearby Coll, Lewis and Tong - was the scene of several land raids.[2]


Historical sites[edit]

The corn mill at Gress was built in the 19th century and used until the early 20th century. The two-storey building is in a state of ruin. There is a millstone still present.[3]

Geography and geology[edit]

Gress is situated on the B895, between Stornoway and North Tolsta.[4]


The moorland to the north of Gress is a breeding site for Arctic and great skua in the summer.[5] The Iceland gull and the brent goose can be seen at Gress.[6] The garden tiger moth has also been seen at Gress.[7]

Flag of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, the only official flag for any part the Outer Hebrides.[8]


Myths and legends[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Details of Gress". Scottish Places. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Kith But Not Kin: The Highland Scots, Imperial Resettlement, and the Negotiating of Identity on the Frontiers of the British Empire in the Interwar Years". Google Books. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Lewis, Gress, Abhainn Mhor, Corn Mill". Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "B895". Sabre. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Birdwatching at North Tolsta, Gress and Col". Hidden Lewis. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "Recent Sightings". Western Isles Wildlife. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  7. ^ "Recent Sightings". Western Isles Wildlife. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  8. ^ Article on flags for Hebridean Islands

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