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Leurbost Community Centre
|Language||Scottish Gaelic Gaidhlig
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|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||ISLE OF LEWIS|
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Leurbost (Scottish Gaelic: Liùrbost) is a village on the east coast of the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. It is approximately 6 miles (10 kilometres) south of Stornoway on the road to Harris. It is the main settlement in the area of the island known as North Lochs. Leurbost is within the parish of Lochs.
Population: Over 500
Languages : English (UK) Gàidhlig (Gaelic)
Football Team: Lochs FC
Football Pitch/Best pies served at: Creagan Dubh
Pies served by: Pie Ladies
In 1856 reports circulated of a 'sea-serpent' in a fresh water loch near the town. The creature, referred to as Searrach Uisge, was said to be eel-like, 40 feet (12 metres) long and raised comparisons to the mythical Kelpie.
Amenities in the village include a community centre; a school, Sgoil nan Loch, (which replaced the old Leurbost as well as Fidigarry (Ranish), Knockiandue (Keose) and Balallan schools); a petrol station and a shop. The school caters for children from nursery age through primary 1–7.
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