North Tolsta facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsNorth Tolsta
Traigh Mhor Tolastadh
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North Tolsta (Scottish Gaelic: Tolastadh bho Thuath) is a village in the Scottish Outer Hebrides, on the east side of the Isle of Lewis. North Tolsta is within the parish of Stornoway. Tolsta is notable for its long sandy beach, which is popular with surfers. The village of Bail' Ùr Tholastaidh (New Tolsta) is to the north and Gleann Tholastaidh (Glen Tolsta) to the south. At the end of Tolsta's long sandy beach there are five caves, only visitable during low tide. They are known locally as "The Caves of Life."
The village has a two churches and a post office and community shop ("Buth Tholastaidh").
The local primary school closed in Summer 2019.
Formed in 2005, Tolsta Community Development Limited is a community interest company based in the village. The company operates a wind turbine at Glen Tolsta; the profits are used to benefit the Tolsta community.
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