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Hebrides

Hebrides

Characteristics

Description

The Hebrides (Gaelic: Innse Gall) comprise a widespread and diverse archipelago off the west coast of Scotland, and in geological terms are composed of the oldest rocks in the British Isles. They can be divided into two main groups:
  • Inner Hebrides, including Islay, Jura, Skye, Mull, Raasay, Staffa and the Small Isles
  • Outer Hebrides, including Barra, Berneray, Harris, Lewis, North Uist, South Uist, and St Kilda

The Hebrides as a whole are sometimes referred to as the Western Isles, but this term is more accurately applied just to the Outer Hebrides, which were once known as The Long Island.
The Hebrides are probably the best-known group of Scottish islands, but other groups include the islands of the Firth of Clyde, Islands of the Forth and the Northern Isles. The islands in the Clyde, especially Arran, are sometimes mistakenly called Hebrides too.
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Les Hébrides sont un archipel du Royaume-Uni situé à l'ouest de l'Écosse. Ces îles sont divisées en deux grands groupes :
  • les Hébrides intérieures comprenant notamment les îles de Skye, Mull, Islay, Jura, Iona, les Petites îles et les Slate Islands ;
  • les Hébrides extérieures comprenant notamment les îles de Lewis et Harris, Berneray, North Uist, South Uist, Barra et Saint-Kilda.

Les Hébrides sont parfois appelées les Western Isles, terme qui en réalité est plus approprié pour désigner les seules Hébrides extérieures.
Les autres groupes des îles d'Écosse, qu'il ne faut pas inclure dans les Hébrides comme c'est parfois le cas, sont les Shetland, les Orcades et les îles du Firth of Clyde (Arran, Bute, etc.).
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Localisation

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Sites around Hebrides
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Stornoway Harbor

Small port.
26 Aug 11

Lochboisdale

Small port.
26 Aug 11

Castle Bay

Small port.
26 Aug 11

Portree Harbor

Small port.
25 Aug 11

Tory Island

Black tower white band. Character:Fl (4) 30s
19 Aug 07

Ballagh Rocks

White structure black band. Character:Fl 2.5s
19 Aug 07

Aranmore

White tower. Character:Fl (2) 20s
19 Aug 07

Killeybegs

Small port.
26 Aug 11

Rotten Island

White tower. Character:Fl WR 4s
19 Aug 07

Kyleakin

Small port.
24 Aug 11

Vagur

Small port.
24 Aug 11

Fanad Head

White tower. Character:Fl (5) WR 20s
19 Aug 07

Mallaig

Small port.
26 Aug 11

Dunree

House with lantern attached. Character:Fl (2) WR 5s
19 Aug 07

Inishtrahull

White tower. Character:Fl (3) 15s
19 Aug 07

Rathlin O Birne

White tower. Character:Fl WR 15s
19 Aug 07

Buncrana

Column. Character:Iso WR 4s
19 Aug 07

Lower Rosses

White hut on piles. Character:Fl (2) WRG 10s
19 Aug 07

Oyster Island

Tower. Character:Fl (3) 6.1s
19 Aug 07

Metal Man Sligo

Statue of sailor on a tower. Character:Fl (3) 6.1s
19 Aug 07

Blackrock Sligo

White tower black band. Character:Fl WR 5s
19 Aug 07

Torshavn

Small port protected by a breakwater.
24 Aug 11

Foyle Port Marina

Berth available along the pontoons.
14 Aug 15

Fuglafjordur

Small port.
24 Aug 11
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1 Jan 70

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1 Jan 17

Fastnet

Grey granite tower. Character:Fl 5's
20 Feb 10

Irish sea

1 Jan 70

Bristol Channel

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8 Oct 15
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