Stornoway - 58º North Photography

STORNOWAY

Stornoway (Scottish Gaelic: Steòrnabhagh) is the only town on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland and, along with various nearby villages, has a populations of around 12,000. The town, built round a natural harbour, was founded by the Vikings in the 9th century. The name Stornoway comes from the old Norse 'Stjórnavágr', meaning 'steering bay'. Since its Viking origins Stornoway has gone through many incarnations to become today’s bustling small town that attracts tourists from all over the world interested in the unique heritage of the town and beyond. 

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