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County Town: Stornoway
Population: 27,180
Area: 3,071 sq km
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Jura
Did you know that George Orwell wrote 1984 while living on Jura in the Inner Hebrides, and that the Corryvreckan whirlpool nearby nearly claimed him? He wanted tranquillity in which to write that untranquil novel. Messing about in a boat near the whirlpool his boatís engine was wrenched off by the swirling current, and rowing he just made it to a rock before the boat was sucked into the deep.

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Rules are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men. - Douglas Bader
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Duke of Clarence Drowned in a Butt of Malmsey Wine - 1478, Pilgrimís Progress Published - 1678, Churchillís Maiden Speech - 1901, Antiques Roadshow 1st Broadcast - 1979, Fox Hunting Banned in the UK - 2005
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