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Gress
Land Raiders Memorial - geograph.org.uk - 1246895.jpg
The Gress Raiders Memorial, Gress
Language Scottish Gaelic
English
OS grid reference NB490425
Civil parish
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ISLE OF LEWIS
Postcode district HS2
Dialling code 01851
Police Northern
Fire Highlands and Islands
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
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Scottish Parliament
  • Na h-Eileanan an Iar
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58°18′00″N 6°16′59″W / 58.300°N 6.283°W / 58.300; -6.283Coordinates: 58°18′00″N 6°16′59″W / 58.300°N 6.283°W / 58.300; -6.283

Gress (Scottish Gaelic: Griais), a hamlet on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland, is adjacent to the larger village of Back. Gress is within the parish of Stornoway. Between 1919 and 1921, Gress – along with nearby Coll and Tong – was the scene of several land raids.

Historical sites

The corn mill at Gress was built in the 19th century and used until the early 20th century. The two-storey building is in a state of ruin. There is a millstone still present.

Geography and geology

Gress is situated on the B895, between Stornoway and North Tolsta.

Nature

The moorland to the north of Gress is a breeding site for Arctic and great skua in the summer. The Iceland gull and the brent goose can be seen at Gress. The garden tiger moth has also been seen at Gress.

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