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  1. a city in NW Scotland, in the Hebrides.
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  • Then there is too much whisky afloat in Stornoway that week.

  • It was the Stornoway, the vessel we had seen towing into Liverpool as we left.

    The Log of a Sea-Waif

    Frank T. Bullen

  • While I was at Stornoway, an old woman had just died in the workhouse considerably over a century old.

    The Cruise of the Elena

    J. Ewing Ritchie

  • Stornoway is a very busy place, and has at this time of the year a population of 2,500.

    The Cruise of the Elena

    J. Ewing Ritchie

  • A good general idea of the moorlands is obtained by crossing the island from Stornoway to Garrynahine.

British Dictionary definitions for stornoway


  1. a port in NW Scotland, on the E coast of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, administrative centre of the Western Isles. Pop: 5602 (2001)
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