Swainbost

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Swainbost
Unnamed Lochan at Suainebost - geograph.org.uk - 1345603.jpg
An unnamed lochan at Swainbost
Swainbost is located in Outer Hebrides
Swainbost
Swainbost
Swainbost shown within the Outer Hebrides
Language Scottish Gaelic
English
OS grid reference NB511625
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°28′48″N 6°16′08″W / 58.480°N 6.269°W / 58.480; -6.269Coordinates: 58°28′48″N 6°16′08″W / 58.480°N 6.269°W / 58.480; -6.269

Swainbost (Scottish Gaelic: Suaineabost) is a village on the Isle of Lewis in the district of Ness, in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. The name Swainbost meaning Sweins steading is of Viking derivation.[1] The settlement is situated in the parish of Barvas.[2] The remains of the church of Saint Peter, Teampull Pheadair, are located north of the settlement.[3] The building was the parish church of Ness, and became a ruin in 1829.[3] At the shore, there is a large depression called Suaineabost Sands which displays glacier activities and is run through by a river.

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