Uig Sands

The huge expanse of Uig Sands on the west coast of the Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides. It was somewhere in this area that the world-famous medieval Lewis Chessmen were found in the 19th Century.

Uig Sands, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

Uig Sands, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

Uig Sands, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

Uig Sands, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

Uig Sands, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

© Mark Simms Photography (2017)

Advertisements

4 Responses to “Uig Sands”

    • Mark Simms

      I’d seen the Lewis Chessman in Edinburgh and in the British Museum previously, so it was great to see where they were found 😊

      Reply
      • Laoghaire

        I had totally forgotten about them, although they are an important part of medieval cultural history (and I am an art historian)! And of course back then I never thought about wondering where they were from. So this comes as a fascinating surprise.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: