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Western Isles

or

Western Islands,

Scotland: see Hebrides, theHebrides, the
, Western Isles,
or Western Islands,
group of more than 50 islands, W and NW Scotland. Less than a fifth of the islands are inhabited. The Outer Hebrides
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Western Isles

1. an island authority in W Scotland, consisting of the Outer Hebrides; created in 1975. Administrative centre: Stornoway. Pop.: 26 100 (2003 est.). Area: 2900 sq. km (1120 sq. miles)
2. another name for the Hebrides
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As indicated in previous classifications, Gran Canaria Island appears to be most closely related to Tenerife and, to a lesser extent, to the rest of the western islands.
Moreover, there are also differences in food availability between islands, as in those between eastern and western islands for mussels.
A DESCRIPTION OF THE WESTERN ISLANDS OF SCOTLAND, CIRCA 1695 by Martin Martin (BIRLINN, 12.
Regional British airline Flybe said today that it franchise carrier, Loganair, will operate a Scottish Western Islands service after Highland Airways, the previous operator of the service, went into administration this week.
In his final years he engaged in writing a suggestive travel book, Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland (1775) which is now available in Spanish -Viaje a las islas occidentales de Escocia (2006)--thanks to a remarkable edition by Agustin Coletes Blanco.
Since I read Samuel Johnson''s A Journey To The Western Islands Of Scotland I had dreamt of an idyllic getaway to dramatic sunsets, sandy beaches, rugged landscapes and friendly villages packed with ancient pubs.
Playing in specially selected theatres north of the border, including those on the Scottish Western Islands, this is no mean feat for a show that nearly didn't get off the ground at all.
Additionally, Alfred Haddon's (1890: 303) earlier assertion that 'there never has been anypottery' in Torres Strait was proved incorrect with the recent discovery of pottery sherds excavated from both the Eastern and Western islands (Carter 2004; McNiven et al.
Samuel Johnson, autor del libro de viajes Viaje a las Islas occidentales de Escocia (A journey to the Western Islands of Scotland), es considerado por la critica especializada, como bien senala el profesor Agustin Coletes en la introduccion a esta primera edicion en castellano, el segundo autor ingles mas influyente y relevante despues de Shakespeare.
At least 63 people have died as Greece's worst fires in living memory obliterated swathes of forests and emptied villages from Evros in the north to the western islands of Corfu and Kefalonia, and the Peloponnese in the south.
VisitScotland estimated that the series contributed pounds 5m a year to the tourist economy of Mull and Western Islands.
More than 170 fires have broken out from the western islands to north-west Greece, and down to the south of the country.

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