Pabbay

   1) PABBAY, an island, in the parish of Harris, island of Lewis, county of Inverness, containing 338 inhabitants. This isle lies at the mouth of the sound of Harris, and is distant northward from Bernera about four miles; it is of nearly circular form, and measures in diameter two and a half miles. Its shape is conical, terminating in a peak considerably higher than any other islands in the sound. Pabbay at one time supplied the district with corn, and was called the granary of Harris; but from the sand-drifts which now cover its south-east side, it has lost much of its fertility; and on the north-west, where it is exposed to the spray of the Atlantic, scarcely any vegetation is discovered. Towards the south-west, however, which is in some degree sheltered by Bernera, it is very productive, and well cultivated.
   2) PABBAY, an island, in the parish of Uig, island of Lewis, county of Ross and Cromarty. It is about a mile and a half in length, and is one of a group of isles lying on the western side of the main land of the parish: it is south-westward of Little Bernera about three miles.

A Topographical dictionary of Scotland. . 1856.

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