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Scottish Gaelic: Na Còig Peighinnean
Language Scottish Gaelic
Lieutenancy area Western Isles
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Scottish Parliament Western Isles
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Fivepenny (Scotland.

There are two separate places with this name, both in the north-west of Lewis. Furthest north in Ness the full name of the village there is Còig Peighinnean Nis, and in the Borve area further south the village there is Còig Peighinnean Bhuirgh. Both are known locally as Na Còig Peighinnean, the full name only being used to distinguish one from the other.


The name refers to the fact that it is made up of five pennylands.

See also


External links

  • Visitor's guide for the Island of Lewis
  • with links to other resources
  • Disabled access to Lewis for residents and visitors
  • 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica article on Lewis and Harris
  • A Guide to living in the Outer Hebrides, with most information pertaining to Lewis

Coordinates: 58°30′0″N 6°14′52″W / 58.50000°N 6.24778°W / 58.50000; -6.24778

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