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Stornoway

Stornoway is situated on the east coast of Lewis, at the head of a large harbour with ample quays and wharves, accessible at all tides and available for steamers of 3000 tons burden. The harbour is protected by two headlands, on the more southerly of which Arnish Point stands a lighthouse.

Stornoway was made a burgh of barony by James VI., It is the centre of the Outer Hebrides fishery district, and during the herring season the population used to treble. Stornoway Castle, overlooking the town from a height on the west side, is a handsome castellated mansion in the Tudor style, built as the residence of Sir J. Matheson.



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