Stornoway is a town on Isle of Lewis, in Outer Hebrides (also famous as Western Isles) of Scotland. The population of Stornoway is around 8,000, making it the biggest in the Hebrides, with 1/3 of the population of Stornoway's civil parish, which includes nearby villages and features a population of about 12,000. Stornoway is a major port and the most important town and administrative centre of Outer Hebrides. It is the home to Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles Council) and various sporting, media and educational establishments. Observance of Christian Sabbath (Sunday) has been an aspect of island's culture for a long time. Recent changes imply that Sunday on Lewis is currently less different from Sunday on other Western Isles or mainland Scotland.
The harbour of Stornoway hosts a fishing fleet, a small shipyard and slipway, a small marina and pleasure craft moorings, 3 larger piers for commercial traffic, as well as Stornoway Lifeboat Station that is run by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and home to Tom Sanderson, a Severn-class lifeboat. The Coastguard of Her Majesty operates the Maritime Rescue Sub Centre from a building by the harbour.
Suggestions for the creation of an undersea tunnel linking Harris and Lewis to the mainland of Scotland were raised in 2007. One of the possible routes, connecting Ullapool and Stornoway, would be more than 40 miles (60 km) long and hence become the world's longest road tunnel.
The Hebridean Celtic Festival, held annually, is a 4-day community-led fiesta which attracts more than 10,000 visitors during July. Stornoway black pudding is a popular gourmet black pudding that in 2013 was granted PGI status by the European Commission in order to prevent inferior puddings which are produced elsewhere to be marketed as "Stornoway"/"Stornoway Style".
Notable Stornoway buildings include: the neo-gothic Lews Castle, Stornoway Town Hall and Lewis War Memorial. Stornoway is also home to an Lanntair, a modern arts centre containing an art gallery plus an auditorium for film projections, music and other performances, a bar and restaurant. Lews Castle was refurbished and in its added extension is home to the local 'Museum nan Eilean'. Other worth-seeing attractions include a museum and Lewis Loom Centre.
Highlights: Isle of Lewis, Hebrides, Callanish standing stones, Dun Carloway Broch
Stornoway cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Lewis and Harris Island dock (anchor) at Stornoway - port town on the eastern coast.
Port Stornoway cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Stornoway, Isle of Lewis and Harris, Scotland. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|Day||Ship||Arrival||Departure||Next Port of Call|
|17 March, 2018|
|Astoria||07:00||17:00||Isle of Mull, Tobermory, Scotland|
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