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Port of Ness, the beach and the harbour basin
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Port of Ness (Scottish Gaelic: Port Nis) is a village on the Isle of Lewis in the community of Ness, in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Port of Ness is within the parish of Barvas. Port of Ness is situated at the end of the A857, which runs from Stornoway.
The harbour was constructed in the early 19th century. An enlargement was built in 1893, with a breakwater added the following year. Each year men from Ness district sail from the port to Sula Sgeir in the Atlantic Ocean in order to collect young gannet for food. The event, which was first recorded in the 16th century, is now licensed by the Scottish government.
The Clach Stein standing stones are situated just to the north of the settlement.
The boathouse at the harbour features in the Peter May novels, The Blackhouse and The Lewis Man.
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