Sollas

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For the geologist, see William Johnson Sollas.
Sollas
Scottish Gaelic: Solas
Struan cottage - geograph.org.uk - 76275.jpg
Struan cottage. A traditional thatched cottage in Sollas, seen in 2002 and since restored.
Sollas is located in Outer Hebrides
Sollas
Sollas
 Sollas shown within the Outer Hebrides
Language Scottish Gaelic
English
OS grid reference NF812747
Civil parish North Uist
Council area Na h-Eileanan Siar
Lieutenancy area Western Isles
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ISLE OF NORTH UIST
Postcode district HS6
Dialling code 01876
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Scottish Parliament Na h-Eileanan an Iar
List of places
UK
Scotland

Coordinates: 57°39′00″N 7°20′42″W / 57.650°N 7.345°W / 57.650; -7.345

Sollas (Scottish Gaelic: Solas) is a small crofting township on the northern coast of the island of North Uist, Scotland.

From Sollas, the road that heads towards Bayhead is known as the Committee Road. It is called this as it was organised by a committee charged with providing famine relief in the 1840s. This part of the Hebrides, now a quiet backwater of many people, like other similar areas throughout the islands hides an extraordinary history.

The village of Sollas has a local supermarket and school.[1][2] Every July the residents of Sollas enjoy a week of fun and games in the annual 'Sollas Week'.

Sollas is situated in the parish of North Uist,[3] and the people are almost entirely Protestant.

Sollas beach is featured in the novel The Chessmen by Peter May.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Solas Co-op Store". Geograph Britain and Ireland. Retrieved 19 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Solas Primary School". Geograph Britain and Ireland. Retrieved 19 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "North Uist, Middlequarter". Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Retrieved 19 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Peter May Trilogy - Sollas Beach". Visit Outer Hebrides. Retrieved 19 December 2014. 

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