Forsa River

(Forsa River System, Amhuinn an Fhorsa)

A short river on the west coast of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, the Forsa (Gael: Amhuinn an Fhorsa) extends northeast from Loch Stacsabhat to fall into Uig Bay, having completed a course of only a mile (1.8 km). At low tide the river continues across the Uig Sands, hugging the northern shore, for a further 1¼ miles (2 km). This section was named the Bruton Stream in the late 1970s, after fisherman Clive Bruton who showed that salmon could by caught in the salt water there, where they were thought not to feed. The Forsa System includes associated streams and lochs.

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