Pairc Raiders Monument

Balallan, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9PN

Type:Monuments & Ruins

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Built in 1994, the Pairc Land Raiders monument is dedicated to the memory of the people of Lochs who challenged their landlords.

In 1887, Pairc was the centre of a fight where local crofters fought to keep their crofts as land owners wanted to convert many many acres of sheep land into sporting deer parks. Tis stunning cairn that was erected in memory of the events that took place and the Lochs heroes

It is one of three such memorials in Lewis, designed by Will Maclean and built by Jim Crawford. The others are at Aignish and Gress.

The monument on the hillock overlooking the Lochs road, south of Balallan, is built with stones from the ruined homes of the original land raiders. It has three entrances to an iron staircase that leads to an observation platform.

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