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Uig Community Shop
Uig is located in Outer Hebrides
Location within the Outer Hebrides
LeidScots Gaelic
OS grid referenceNB022334
Ceevil pairish
  • Uig
Cooncil area
Lieutenancy area
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Postcode destrictHS2
Diallin code01851
EU PairlamentScotland
UK Pairlament
Scots Pairlament
Leet o places
58°10′44″N 7°01′34″W / 58.179°N 7.026°W / 58.179; -7.026Coordinates: 58°10′44″N 7°01′34″W / 58.179°N 7.026°W / 58.179; -7.026
Uig Lodge
Chessman on the links o Uig, near to whaur the Lewis Chessmen war discoverit

Uig (Scots Gaelic: Ùig) kent as Sgìr' Ùig ("Uig aurie") forby, is a Scots cívil pairish an community in the wasterly airt o the Isle o Lewis in the Ooter Hebrides. The Pairish o Uig is ane o the fower cívil pairishes o the Isle o Lewis. It haes within itsel the destricts o Carlowa, East Uig, Bernera and West Uig (kent as Uig destrict or Uig Lewis). The name derives from the Norse word Vik meanin a bay.

Uig destrict[eedit | eedit soorce]

Geographie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Uig is the biggest an maist scrimply peoplit destrict on Lewis. It haes the heichmaist point on the island, Mealasbhal (574 m or 1,883 ft) an anither sax o the heichmaist ten peaks an aw. The deepest loch, Loch Suaineabhat at 67 metre (220 feet), is the deepest ooterly loch in the Brítish Isles. The coast haes significant inlats; e.g. Little Loch Roag, Loch Thamnabhagh, Loch Reasort an Uig Bay.

Uig Bay haes a vast strand o shell foreland thit gies a fertile "machair" fringe. Ither shell sand forelands and machair are foond at Tràigh na Beirgh, Bhaltos, Cliff, Capadale, Mangurstadh an Mealastadh.

The Atlantic wast coast fae Gallan Heid tae Loch Reasort is dominated bi cliffs an monie wee chasms kent as "geodhs". Inland, the land haes a glaciated profile wi thin acidic soil an lairge rock outcrops o Lewisian gneiss. Wirdy o geological tent is the discovery o the lairgest sapphire o the Brítish Isles; the 242-carat (48.4-gram) stane wis discovered in 1995 an is on display at the Naitional Museum o Scotland.

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