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Peter May - The Lewis Trilogy

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  1. Add Peter May Trilogy - Bridge to Nowhere to your Itinerary

    Peter May Trilogy - Bridge to Nowhere

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    Tolsta, Isle Of Lewis

    In the book The Chessmen, the Bridge to Nowhere is the dramatic location of a scooter race by between teenagers Roddy and Strings to battle out who would name the celtic rock band.

  2. Add Peter May Trilogy - The Church and Manse, Cross to your Itinerary

    Peter May Trilogy - The Church and Manse, Cross

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    Ness, Isle Of Lewis

    The Free Church of Scotland Church and Manse buildings at Cross were the models for the fictious "Crobost" Church and Manse. In all three books The Blackhouse, The Lewis Man and The Chessmen the church and minister Donald feature strongly.

  3. Add Peter May Trilogy - Port of Ness Harbour to your Itinerary

    Peter May Trilogy - Port of Ness Harbour

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    Ness, Isle Of Lewis

    In the "The Blackhouse", the boathouse at Port of Ness is the dramatic location where the body of Angus "Angel" Macritchie was found. Detective Fin Macleod, originally from Crobost, is sent from Edinburgh to investigate.

  4. Add Peter May Trilogy - Adabroc "Crobost" to your Itinerary

    Peter May Trilogy - Adabroc "Crobost"

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    Ness, Isle Of Lewis

    The fictious village "Crobost" was based on Adabroc. This is where the main character, Fin Macleod was born and brought up. "Crobost" features strongly in all three books, The Blackhouse, The Lewis Man and The Chessmen.

  5. Add Peter May Trilogy - Johnny's House to your Itinerary

    Peter May Trilogy - Johnny's House

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    Eriskay, Isle Of South Uist

    In The Lewis Man, the house near the end of the road at Bun a'Mhuillinn, is where Johnny and his brother Peter lived. They had come from an orphanage, and were brought to South Uist by the Catholic Church and "boarded out" to family in Eriskay.

  6. Add Peter May Trilogy - Ceit's (Catherine's) House Eriskay to your Itinerary

    Peter May Trilogy - Ceit's (Catherine's) House Eriskay

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    Eriskay, Isle Of South Uist

    In "The Lewis Man" the Old Post Office that overlooks Haun harbour in Eriskay, is where the young Ceit lived. Ceit had come from an orphanage, and was brought to South Uist by the Catholic Church and "boarded out" to the O'Henley family in Eriskay.

  7. Add Peter May Trilogy - Police Station to your Itinerary

    Peter May Trilogy - Police Station

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    Stonoway, Isle of Lewis

    The police station is where Detective Fin Macleod is based on his return to the island, having left as a teenager. He is brought in to investigate the murder of Angus "Angel" Macritchie following a copycat murder he had been investigating.

  8. Add Peter May Trilogy - Lochboisdale Pier to your Itinerary

    Peter May Trilogy - Lochboisdale Pier

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    Lochboisdale, Isle Of South Uist

    Ben Kenneth is the hill that looms over the port of Lochboisdale. The port is featured in "The Lewis Man". It is where the orphaned "homers" - Johnny, Peter and Ceit were unceremoniously deposited on the pier to meet their future families.

  9. Add Peter May Trilogy - Barvas Moor Shieling to your Itinerary

    Peter May Trilogy - Barvas Moor Shieling

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    Barvas, Isle Of Lewis

    In "The Blackhouse", this shieling on the Barvas moor, marks place where Fin's parents' car left the road as they drove home from a dance in Stornoway. The crash was fatal and so Fin went to stay with his aunt in her cold and miserable house.

  10. Add Peter May Trilogy - Scarista Graveyard to your Itinerary

    Peter May Trilogy - Scarista Graveyard

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    Scarista, Isle Of Harris

    In The Lewis Man, the investigation of a body found in a peat bog, sees Fin Macleod and Detective Sergeant Gunn travel south following a conversation with Tormod, Marsali's father, where they make a shocking discovery at Scarista cemetery.

  11. Add Peter May Trilogy - Fin's Aunt's House Skigersta  to your Itinerary

    Peter May Trilogy - Fin's Aunt's House Skigersta

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    Ness, Isle Of Lewis

    Overlooking the bay at Skigersta Harbour is the house that became the model for Fin's Aunt's house. Hiis aunt who treated him well enough, but never loved him. It features in each book, The Blackhouse, The Lewis Man and The Chessmen.

  12. Add Peter May Trilogy - Pabbay to your Itinerary

    Peter May Trilogy - Pabbay

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    Uig, Isle Of Lewis

    The caves of Pabbay, a small island just off Reef, Uig, is the location of a dramatic scene in The Chessmen. A boat chase from Ardroil, past Gallan Head, to the caves of Pabbay, ends in tragedy, with Fin and Gunn unable to prevent it.

  13. Add Peter May Trilogy - MacNeil's Bar and The Narrows to your Itinerary

    Peter May Trilogy - MacNeil's Bar and The Narrows

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    Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

    In The Blackhouse, MacNeil's bar on the corner of Cromwell Street and Francis Street was the scene of a fight between Fin and Murdo Ruadh, the brother of the murder victim, who had made Fin's childhood a misery

  14. Add Peter May Trilogy - Whistler's House Ardroil to your Itinerary

    Peter May Trilogy - Whistler's House Ardroil

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    Uig, Isle Of Lewis

    In "The Chessmen", Whistler's house is thought to be an old converted blackhouse with its tin roof and Suaineabhal rising behind it, overlooking Ardroil Bay. Whistler was a teenage friend of Fin's made whilst at school in Stornoway.

  15. Add Peter May Trilogy - Beehive Dwellings and Disappearing Loch to your Itinerary

    Peter May Trilogy - Beehive Dwellings and Disappearing Loch

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    Monuments & Ruins

    Uig, Isle Of Lewis

    In "The Chessmen", Fin and Whistler come across a disappearing loch which burst its banks and drained overnight revealing a small plane at the bottom of what would have been the loch.

  16. Add Peter May Trilogy - Sollas Beach to your Itinerary

    Peter May Trilogy - Sollas Beach

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    Sollas, Isle Of North Uist

    Sollas beach in North Uist, where light aircarft occasionally land, was the location of a dramatic scene involving drug smuggling which was featured in the book The Chessmen.

  17. Add Peter May Trilogy - Purple Boat at Skigersta Harbour to your Itinerary

    Peter May Trilogy - Purple Boat at Skigersta Harbour

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    Ness, Isle Of Lewis

    Skigersta harbour features in The Blackhouse. Fin's father's boat is thought to be the purple boat. "A trick of Photoshop." says David Wilson. Fin's father was renowned for painting everything purple after finding a drum of purple paint!

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