|Scottish Gaelic: Liùrbost|
Leurbost Community Centre
Leurbost shown within the Outer Hebrides
|OS grid reference||NB371259|
|Council area||Na h-Eileanan Siar|
|Lieutenancy area||Western Isles|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||ISLE OF LEWIS|
|UK Parliament||Na h-Eileanan an Iar|
|Scottish Parliament||Na h-Eileanan an Iar|
Leurbost (Scottish Gaelic: Liùrbost) is a village on the east coast of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. It is approximately 6 miles (10 km) south of Stornoway on the road to Harris. It is the main settlement in the area of the island known as North Lochs. Leurbost is within the parish of Lochs.
In 1856 reports circulated of a 'sea-serpent' in a fresh water lake near the town. The creature, referred to as Searrach Uisge, was said to be eel-like, 40 ft (12 m) long and raised comparisons to the mythical Kelpie.
Amenities in the village include a community centre; a school, Sgoil nan Loch, (which replaced the old Leurbost as well as Fidigarry (Ranish), Knockiandue (Keose) and Balallan schools); a petrol station and a shop. The school caters for children from nursery age through primary 1-7.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Leurbost.|
- Hebridean Connections – Leurbost
- Canmore – Lewis, Leurbost, Parish Church site record
- Canmore – Lewis, Leurbost, Manse site record
- Canmore – Lewis, Leurbost site record