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Aiginis Memorial

Memorial to the Aiginis Farm Raiders, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides.

Designed by Will McLean and built by local stonemason Jim Crawford in 1996. The monument commemorates a raid on Aiginis farm in 1888 carried out by impoverished local crofters. The raiders were ruthlessly punished by the authorities and received prison sentences ranging in duration from 6 to 15 months.

LARGE view

 

49 second exposure, ND110

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Taken on March 22, 2011