Western Isles

noun(functioning as singular or plural)
  1. an island authority in W Scotland, consisting of the Outer Hebrides; created in 1975. Administrative centre: Stornoway. Pop: 26 100 (2003 est). Area: 2900 sq km (1120 sq miles): Gaelic name: Eilean Siar

  2. Also called: Western Islands another name for Hebrides

Words Nearby Western Isles

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How to use Western Isles in a sentence

  • MacDonald mans the office despite being—like most of the rest of the Western Isles, it seems—in his 70s.

  • Every one knows what Scotch reels are, but every one does not know how the belles of the Western Isles can dance them.

    Hudson Bay | R.M. Ballantyne
  • They had perchance brought oranges from the Western Isles; and were they carrying back the peel?

    Cape Cod | Henry D. Thoreau
  • Could this be seen without remembering that the light of Christianity first dawned over the Western Isles in Ireland?

  • That is, he came from what we call the Western Isles or Hebrides.

  • Methinks the time is not far distant when the possession of the Western Isles must be determined at the point of the sword.

    The Thirsty Sword | Robert Leighton