Back (Scottish Gaelic: Am Bac) is a district and a village on the Isle of Lewis on the coast of Broadbay, in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. The road through Back commences at a road junction in Newmarket, north of Stornoway. It is a little touristed part of the Hebrides despite having some of the best beaches in Lewis, but remain popular with surfers, windsurfers and kite surfers. Also along the Back road, is the Coll Pottery (Fear an Eich) - open to the public and also the cairn at Gress.
Sgoil a’ Bhac is a true community school, the school is used for community events every other week, and the school enjoys a strong relationship with the local Free Church of Scotland. The school has a rich history of sport, particularly that of Football and Badminton, this can be seen in the many local tournaments the school sides have won.
The school was recently refurbished, among these are a brand new ICT room, flood lit ball court and a new technical room.
Back has one local shop known as "Gordon Diesels" or simply "Gordons", which has been running a few decades. There is a Hairdresser next to the shop which has changed hands a lot in recent years, there's a Garage, "Beatons" next to the shop, and a well respected pharmacy. Donald Campbell Motors is a car dealership, who specialise in Renault. There are many joinery, plumbing, electrician and plant hire firms, the two most notable being Angus Mackay and Peels.
The famous Coll Potter (or Fear an Eich) is in Back, as well as a caravan site at Coll beach.
Back F.C. have won many trophies since they began, including the highly sought after Eilean Fhraoich Cup on 17 occasions. Only those who live in the district or have close family are eligible to play in the cup, which gives the players a sense of pride.
Back won the 'big one' in 2004 when they won the Highland Amateur Cup. Clubs from all over the Highlands and Islands compete in this knock-out cup and it is what all the clubs in the region dream of winning.
Since winning the Highland Amateur Cup, the club has struggled at senior level to reach these heights again, but on the junior front they have dominated, with the under 18 side winning the treble in an undefeated season.
Andy Gray, who went on to play for the national side, Scotland, as well as Rangers F.C. ,Wolves F.C. , Aston Villa F.C. and Everton F.C., where he won the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, played for the club as a youth.