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Pairc Deer Raiders Memorial, Isle of Lewis

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Pairc Deer Raiders Memorial, Isle of Lewis
Western Isles - Balallan, Highlands and Islands, Scotland
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Just to the west of the A859 road from Tarbert to Stornoway, near Loch Stranndabhat, is a large cairn raised on a hill above the road. This simple memorial was erected in memory of the Pairc Deer Raiders, a group of local crofters who, in 1887, killed some of the local laird's deer in an effort to draw attention to their own poverty and deprivation. The so-called 'deer raiders' were put on trial, but acquitted of rioting, and their case served to raise world-wide awareness of social injustice in the Highlands.

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