Definitions

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  • adjective Of or pertaining to the Hebrides.
  • noun An inhabitant of the Hebrides.

Etymologies

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Hebrides +‎ -an

Examples

  • Shot on location in Scotland, the 1973 movie tells the story of a devout policeman who travels to a remote Hebridean island to investigate the disappearance of a young girl, only to discover that the locals have reverted to pagan practices, using human sacrifice to safeguard their crops.

    Playing with fire: The Wicker Man musical

  • Pastoral whimsy is a large part of Colin MacIntyre's makeup: it's hard to imagine him having the same penchant for eccentric little flourishes – everything from seagulls to recordings of train announcements – if he'd hailed from Manchester instead of the Hebridean island of Mull.

    Mull Historical Society: City Awakenings – review

  • Seated in the garret of Dr Johnson's house in Gough Square, off Fleet Street, we meet the great man himself, as well as Boswell, Mrs Thrale and some of the many figures who populate the biography and the Hebridean journal.

    A Dish of Tea With Dr Johnson – review

  • During your time on what initially appears to be a remote Hebridean island, a disembodied voice will read fragments of a series of letters, written to a woman named Esther who we're never introduced to.

    Boing Boing

  • Thanks to reintroduction schemes, ospreys nest at Rutland Water, majestic white-tailed eagles soar over the Hebridean island of Mull, and red kites are a common sight in many parts of England and Scotland as well as Wales.

    Birdwatch: Kestrel

  • Here's some saner news: same paper, immediately underneath the above paragraph A Hebridean thrush has flown 3,000 miles (4,800 km) to nest in a Canadian garden.

    Media

  • He tells the story of a storm that ravaged the Hebridean island of St. Kilda in 1840.

    The Blame Game

  • Restored version of the Ealing favourite, in which a shipwrecked cargo of Scotch restores the depleted spirits of a dry Hebridean island.

    This week's new films

  • The Inner Hebridean island of Eigg was an epicentre of "wild, natural splendour" when I first visited in 1991.

    No more wild stereotypes about Shetland

  • Given the scale of the diaspora of plant species, it's surprising that the ultimate plant pest—some scrambling, fast-growing, leaf-smothering, all-year-round, all-habitat, all-weather devil's snare—hasn't emerged in reality and begun overwhelming every kind of vegetation from Amazonian Brazil-nut groves to Hebridean potato plots.

    Why We Must Learn to Love Weeds

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