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Ness - Isle of Lewis - The Outer Hebrides - Western Isles - Photos.
Ness - Port of Nis - Eilean Leodhas - lies at the most northern part of the Isle of Lewis. The people of Ness are called Niseachs - many of whom still speak Gaelic. There is a population of about 1200 residents living either on the Northern and Western edges. It has a pretty little harbour - which was well used in earlier years - as fishing wasn't great importance to Ness.


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Ness - Isle of Lewis
crashung waves at Ness Harbour - Isle of Lewis
Crashing Waves batter the harbour at Ness - Isle of Lewis
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Ness Harbour
 
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Port Of Nis - Ness harbour
The harbour at Ness - Isle of Lewis - Western Isles June 2009
 
A view from the Harbour at Ness - on a lovely June afternoon.
 
Another shot of the lovely little Harbour at Ness - Outer Hebrides.
         
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Sun going down - Ness Road
 
The Harbour at Ness
 
Ness Harbour
The sun going down on the Ness Road - Nov 2009
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Waves creating great scenes at Ness November 2009
         
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Ness Harbour
 
Sunset -View on the Ness Road
 
Ness Harbour
Waves beating the harbour wall at Ness - Nov 2009
 
Stunning sun setting along the Ness Road - Nov 2009
 
Waves beating the harbour wall at Ness - Nov 2009
         
         
Norse Origin
Ness saw a settlement of Norse origins in its past - and has a history of brave fearless fishermen.

Guga Hunters - The Men of Ness
There are many traditions that are local to the specific areas of the Western Isles. One of these is the "Guga Hunting" which is carried out by the men of Ness situated at the most Northerly point of the Tip of The Isle of Lewis.

National and EU Legislation
Ness is a little different from the majority of places - in that the tradition and eating of gugas is still carried out by a few locals. The residents of Ness along with their representatives in Ross and Cromarty council fought and managed to get the approval of the law. EU legislation allows the Ness men to hunt the guga.


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