The Bays

(Bays of Harris, Na Bàigh)

A district comprising much of the southeast coast of South Harris in the Outer Hebrides, The Bays (fully, the Bays of Harris; Gael: Na Bàigh) describes the area around Loch Grosebay, Loch Stockinish, Loch Geocrab, Loch Flodabay, Loch Finsbay and Lingara Bay and the associated communities. Once used only as summer grazings, small fishing villages were established here in the 1780s. The Bays Community Centre is to be found at Lacklee.

The psalm tune The Bays of Harris was composed in 1986 by Rev. Alex Muir (1940 - 2010) and gained recognition when it became a hit for the Royal Scots Fusiliers.

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