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Holm

(Thuilm, Tolm)
Western Isles

A small settlement, with a jetty, on the east coast of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Holm (Gael: Thuilm or Tolm) is located 2½ miles (4 km) southeast of Stornoway. The surrounding area is also known as Holm, with Holm Bay and Holm Island lying a half-mile to the southwest and Holm Point beyond. The Beasts of Holm, dangerous rocks lying just offshore at the entrance to Stornoway Harbour, brought the demise of the HMS Iolaire in 1919, with the loss of 205 souls. A memorial on Holm Point commemorates the disaster.


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