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Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

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Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
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Inverness-shire • Ross-shire
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Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is the Roads Authority for all public roads in the Western Isles (there are no Transport Scotland roads in the area covered by the council). As of 2016, Government Statistics say that the council is responsible for 203.7 miles of A roads; 99.8 miles of B roads and 496.9 miles of other roads.

The present authority was formed in 1975 as Western Isles Council / Comhairle nan Eilean Siar. The English-language version of the name was removed from official usage in 1997. Until 1975 responsibility for roads on the Isles rested with the former Inverness-shire and Ross-shire roads authorities.

Principal and Classified Numbered Roads

The following is a list of A and B classified roads that are at least partially managed by the authority:

Route From To Length


A857 Stornoway Port of Ness 27.1 miles View
A858 Liurbost Barabhas 28 miles View
A859 Stornoway (Steòrnabhagh) Rodel (Roghadal) 57.9 miles View
A865 Lochmaddy (Loch nam Madadh) Lochboisdale (Loch Baghasdail) 59.2 miles View
A866 Stornoway Portnaguran 10.5 miles View
A867 Sruth Mòr (Lochmaddy) Clachan na Luib 7.1 miles View
A868 Tarbert Tarbert Ferry 0.2 miles View
A888 Castlebay (Bàgh a' Chaisteil) Castlebay (Bàgh a' Chaisteil) 12.9 miles View   
B887 Ardhasaig (Aird Asaig) Hushinish (Huisinis) 12.7 miles View
B888 Daliburgh (Dalabrog) Pollochar (Poll a' Charra) 4.7 miles View
B890 Grogarry (Groigearraidh) Loch Skipport (Loch Sgioport) 3.5 miles View
B891 near Creagorry (Creag Ghoraidh) Peters Port (Port Pheadair) 4.1 miles View
B892 Uachdar Creagorry (Creag Ghoraidh) 8.4 miles View
B893 Trumisgarry (Trùmaisgearraidh) Port nan Long 3.4 miles View
B894 Clachan an Luib Loch Euphort (Locheport) 2.5 miles View
B895 Newmarket, Stornoway New Tolsta (Tolastadh Ùr) 11.5 miles View
B897 North Lochs Turn Cuidhir 5.8 miles View
B8011 Garrynahine (Gearraidh na h-Aibhne) Timsgarry (Timsgearraidh) 18.3 miles View
B8013 Lionel (Lional) Eoropie (Eòropaidh) 1.2 miles View
B8014 Port of Ness (Port Nis) Eoropie (Eòropaidh) 1.5 miles View
B8015 Lionel (Lional) Skigersta (Sgiogarstaigh) 1.8 miles View
B8027 MacAulay Road Sandwick Road 0.5 miles View
B8059 Grimersta (Griomarstadh) Barraglom 4.9 miles View
B8060 Balallan (Baile Ailean) Lemreway (Leumrabhagh) 13.7 miles View     

Classified Unnumbered Roads

Main Article: Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Class III roads)

For their Class III road network, the authority uses "C" prefixes.


Main Article: Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Junctions)

Bridges, Tunnels, and other Crossings

Main Article: Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Crossings)


The Western Isles are connected to the rest of Scotland by a number of ferries. From south to north:

There are further ferries, bridges, and causeways connecting the inhabited islands to each other


Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
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