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Benside, in Newmarket
Language Scottish Gaelic
OS grid reference NB423355
Civil parish
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district HS2
Dialling code 01851 70
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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58°13′59″N 6°23′24″W / 58.233°N 6.390°W / 58.233; -6.390Coordinates: 58°13′59″N 6°23′24″W / 58.233°N 6.390°W / 58.233; -6.390

Newmarket ( Scottish Gaelic: An Margaidh Ùr) is a village in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, on the Isle of Lewis near Stornoway. It is part of the Leodsoch countryside and a peat site is not far away. Its nearest town is Stornoway and the nearest council headquarters is Na h-Eileanan Siar in Stornoway. Newmarket is within the parish of Stornoway. Newmarket is situated on the A857 at the junction with the B895. The remains of a stone circle exist to the west of the villages in a croft.

Peat Site

The peat site is situated just at the border of the village, Laxdaleside.

Neighbouring villages

Neighbouring villages are: Laxdale (Lacasdail), Gress (Griais) and Tong (Thunga).

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