01. Lewis Chessmen

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The tale that has been maintained in local oral tradition is the only account extant of how the chessmen came to be in Lewis. It is set around one of the deep sea-lochs in the southern areas of the district of Uig and how a herd-boy was able to forcefully procure them from a young boy who had come ashore from a sailing ship anchored in the loch, and how the herd-boy went on to bury his hoard of chessmen in the sand dunes beside Uig Bay.