Knock, Isle of Lewis

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Knock
Knock is located in Outer Hebrides
Knock
Knock
Knock shown within the Outer Hebrides
OS grid reference NB4931
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Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ISLE OF LEWIS
Postcode district HS2
Dialling code 01851
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Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
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58°12′18″N 6°16′12″W / 58.205°N 06.27°W / 58.205; -06.27Coordinates: 58°12′18″N 6°16′12″W / 58.205°N 06.27°W / 58.205; -06.27

Knock, from the Gaelic, An Cnoc (a small hill), is a village in Point peninsula on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. Point (an Rubha in Gaelic) is connected by road across a narrow isthmus (barely 100 metres wide) to Stornoway, the main administrative centre of the Western Isles. The village of Knock consists of between fifty and one hundred houses and is bordered to the south with Swordale and to the north with Aignish. Knock used to have a primary school and post office. The post office closed in 2008 along with a large number of Post offices in the north west of Scotland. Knock Primary school opened on 29 October 1878. and closed for the last time on 30 June 2011 when the pupils were moved to a new school in Bayble. The old school is now a locally run shop and cafe "Buth an Rubha & Cafe Roo" sellning a wide range of everyday essentials and local produce. It opened on 7 March 2014. There is another village called Knock, in the district of Carloway, in the Uig Parish of Lewis.

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