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OS grid reference  NB490425
Country  Scotland
Post town  ISLE OF LEWIS
Dialling code  01851
Civil parish  Stornoway
Lieutenancy area  Western Isles
Sovereign state  United Kingdom
Local time  Friday 8:42 AM
Council area  Outer Hebrides
Language  Scottish Gaelic English
Weather  7°C, Wind SE at 19 km/h, 82% Humidity

Gress (Scottish Gaelic: Griais), a thriving hamlet on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland, is adjacent to the larger village of Back. Gress is within the parish of Stornoway. Between 1919 and 1921, Gress - along with nearby Coll, Lewis and Tong - was the scene of several land raids.


Map of Gress, Isle of Lewis, UK

Historical sites

The corn mill at Gress was built in the 19th century and used until the early 20th century. The two-storey building is in a state of ruin. There is a millstone still present.

Geography and geology

Gress is situated on the B895, between Stornoway and North Tolsta.


The moorland to the north of Gress is a breeding site for Arctic and great skua in the summer. The Iceland gull and the brent goose can be seen at Gress. The garden tiger moth has also been seen at Gress.


Gress Wikipedia

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