Parish of Lochs

Lochs is a coastal island parish, which lies on the long island of Lewis and Harris in the Western Isles Council Area, some 12 miles (20 km) southwest of Stornoway and 14 miles (23 km) northeast of Tarbert in the Western Isles.

It is located in the old county of Ross and Cromarty, which disappeared following the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1974.

The parish has an area of 490.9 sq. km (189.5 sq. miles). Lochs has Harris, Stornoway and Uig as its neighbouring parishes. The boundaries of this parish were modified among significant changes recommended by the Boundary Commissioners after the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1889.

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