"Stornoway" Top 5 Page for this destination Stornoway by Adelle123
Stornoway Travel Guide: 53 reviews and 73 photos
So, you want to come to Stornoway! It's the only town in the Western Isles and a fantastic base to explore Lewis and Harris. Have a look through some of my tips before you come and visit.
That it rains 250 days a year and drizzles the rest?
Nearly, but most rain showers tend to pass quickly and there's plenty of sunshine in between.
That everyone speaks gaelic?
Although most people here speak Gaelic, everyone speaks english too. Its common for a local to start a sentance in english and finish it in gaelic.
That the swings are tied up on Sunday?
Not usually, although playing is discouraged by some of the more religious people.
That you can't even by petrol on a Sunday?
The BP garage on the road to point has recently opened for a few hours each sunday. I'm not sure if it will last through the winter though.
That Stornoway is a very safe place?
Yes, in general. The people here are very polite too... most don't even swear!
How are you? Ciamar a tha sibh?
I am fine. Tha mi gu math.
Do you speak Gaelic? A bheil sibh a' bruidhinn a' Ghàidhlig?
I speak English. Tha mi a' bruidhinn Beurla.
We like Indian food. 'S toil leinn biadh Innseanach.
How about going swimming? Dè mu dheidhinn a dhol a shnàmh?
It is very cold. Tha i glè fhuar.
It was beautiful yesterday. Bha e brèagha an-de.
I would give her the hundred kisses! Tugainn fhein dhi na ceudan pòg!
Who was that sheep I saw you with last night? Cò an caora sin còmhla riut a chunnaic mi an-raoir?
Will you give me a kiss? An toir thu dhomh pòg?
- Pros:it's quiet
- Cons:it's far
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