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Leurbost
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Leurbost Community Centre
Language Scottish Gaelic Gaidhlig
English
OS grid reference NB371259
Civil parish
  • Lochs
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
  • Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Scottish Parliament
  • Na h-Eileanan an Iar
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UK
Scotland
58°08′38″N 6°28′05″W / 58.144°N 6.468°W / 58.144; -6.468Coordinates: 58°08′38″N 6°28′05″W / 58.144°N 6.468°W / 58.144; -6.468

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

History

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.

Economy

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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