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Hebrides

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This article is about the Hebrides islands in Scotland. See also the New Hebrides for the islands constituting Vanuatu.

The Hebrides comprise a wide-spread and diverse group of islands off the west coast of Scotland, and in geological terms are composed of the oldest rocks in the British Isles. They can be divided into two groups:

The Hebrides as a whole are sometimes referred to as the Western Isles, but this term is more accurately applied just to the Outer Hebrides.

The Hebrides are probably the best-known group of Scottish islands, but other groups include the islands of the lower Firth of Clyde and the Northern Isles.

The Hebrides, also known as Fingal's Cave, is a famous overture written by Felix Mendelssohn while residing on these islands.

See also

de:Hebriden et:Hebriidid it:Isole Ebridi nl:Hebriden ja:ヘブリデス諸島 no:Hebridene pl:Hebrydy sv:Hebriderna

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