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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:
- Inner Hebrides, including Skye, Mull, Islay, Jura and the Small Isles
- Outer Hebrides, including Lewis and Harris, North Uist, South Uist and Saint Kilda
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.
Hebrides Overture, also known as Fingal's Cave Overture, is a famous overture written by Felix Mendelssohn while residing on these islands.
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