Western Isles

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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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