Welcome to Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis
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Stornoway is the main town on the
Isle of Lewis
and is also the home of the Western Isles Council. Just over 6,000 people
live in the town, which represents about a third of the Islands total
population. The economy is a mix of traditional businesses like fishing,
Harris Tweed and farming, with more recent influences like Tourism, the oil
industry and commerce brought about by the digital revolution and
Stornoway is the main port on the Island, due to its
sheltered location with the ferry to Ulapool a regular visitor. The
sheltered harbour is the reason for Stornoway's existence and was named by the
visiting Vikings "Steering Bay" which, when phonetically translated,
became the name Stornoway.
The town has a wide range of facilities ranging
from a large secondary school, (Nicholson Institute) and technical college, to
sporting facilities, which includes a brand new sports complex. The
complex would be the envy of most mainland small cities
with its 25 metre pool, climbing walls, fitness suite,
soft play etc.
Click here to see more in detail.
The town also has a Golf
Course, Astro Turf pitch, Go-Carting and
even a paintball action area. Cruises around the
area by boat are available during the summer months,
embarking from the pontoons behind the Lifeboat Station. Cultural facilities are well catered for with a good museum,
art gallery and library.
An Lantair, a brand new arts complex was opened in summer 2005.