Descriptive gazetteer entries

These other entries in our collection of descriptive gazetteers are also about Eilean Siar. You may be able to find further references to Eilean Siar in the descriptive gazetteers by doing a full-text search here.

Place Type of entry Source
Hebrides or Western Islands a large group or series of groups of islands and islets Groome
Long Island the Outer Hebrides, or largest group of the Western Islands Groome
Long Island, The Bartholomew

Travel writing

This website includes the complete texts of books describing journeys around Britain, written between the twelfth and nineteenth centuries. Selecting one of the links below will take you to the first reference to Eilean Siar within the selected text. This will not always be a description of a visit: travellers often mention places other than where they are, for example as a basis for comparison.

Traveller Section No. of Refs.
William Camden Smaller Islands in the British Ocean 2

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Place Mentioned in Travel Writing Mentioned in Hist. Gazetteer
Tarbert 0 3
Harris 0 2
Taransay 0 3
Scalpa 0 2
Uig 0 2
Lochs 0 2
Shiant Isles 0 2
Pabbay 0 2
Eilean An Tighe 0 2
Callernish 0 2
Berneray 0 2
Lewis 0 2
Great and Little Bernera 0 2
Carloway 0 2
Stornoway 0 4
Borniskittag 0 2
Kilmuir 0 2
Lochmaddy 0 2
Shawbost 0 3
Knock 0 2