10 Jan 2016

The Western Isles (Part 2)

From The Weekend, 11:06 am on 10 January 2016

The Isle of Lewis is on the same Island as Harris but so very separate in many ways.

Lewis is best known for the impressive Callanish standing stones that date back to the Bronze Age. There are also the Lewis chessmen, a group of 78 12th-century chess pieces uncovered in 1831. They're extremely rare and carved in walrus ivory. None remain on Lewis; they're in museums in London and Edinburgh. You can check out Part 1 when Lynn visited The Isle of Harris here.

Video: Panoramic view of The Butt of Lewes

Lynn also ventures to The Isle of Skye in the Inner Hebrides where she met some young pipers who happened to be playing in Portree.

Video: Portree Pipers