Stornoway is the largest town on, and principal settlement of, the Isle of Lewes in the Outer Hebrides off the coast of Scotland. The town is in fact the largest on the Western isles and the third largest town in the Scottish Highlands after Inverness and Fort William.
The town of Stornoway forms the administrative centre of the Outer Hebrides, as well as being a noted and well used port and the home of a variety of educational, sporting and media establishments.
A Brief History Of Stornoway
It is believed that the town of Stornoway was founded in the ninth century AD by Viking settlers, who named it Stjórnavágr. The original Viking settlement, was sited where it was due to the presence of a sheltered natural harbour and the town of Stornoway remained in the same location for very similar reasons.
Through the years, the island of Lewes and therefore the town of Stornoway, has come under the ownership of many different people including the likes of the MacKenzies of Seaforth, Sir James Matheson and William Lever, 1st Viscount Leverhulme. It was Lever who eventually turned over the town to the people of the parish and to the present day it continues to be administered by the Stornoway Trust on behalf of residents.
Modern Day Stornoway
Today, the town of Stornoway has a healthy sized population of more than 9,000 permanent residents and if you widen the count to the civil parish, then that figure reaches over 12,000. What that means is that, despite its isolated nature, Stornoway is a significant centre of population and as such will see a significant number of accidents and injuries.
It is this heightened chance of accidents and injuries, therefore, which makes it worthwhile for you to learn more about compensation and solicitors Stornoway residents.
Compensation And Solicitors in Stornoway
It is if and when you have been injured and someone other than yourself was demonstrably to blame that you are entitled to seek personal injury compensation with the help of personal injury solicitors in Stornoway.
This is so that these solicitors in Stornoway or otherwise, can help to get you financial recompense for the physical, emotional and financial pain that you have suffered through no fault of your own. Now that you know this, then, you will likely want to know who could help you with such a claim.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you ever do need to pursue a personal injury claim, then the highly experienced professionals at Accident Advice Helpline are the people you should contact for help. They have been dealing with all manner of claims for over 14 years and have friendly advisers available 24 hours a day via either 0800 180 4123 or 0333 500 0992.