Peter May Trilogy - Pabbay

Pabbay, Uig, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9HU

Type:Literary Trail

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Photograph of Pabbay from Reef Beach © David Wilson

In The Chessmen, Uig Gala day is taking place at Ardroil beach in front of Uig Lodge. Fin and Gunn arrive looking for their suspect and end up in a boat chase which takes them past Gallan Head and into the caves at Pabbay.  Fin and Detective Gunn arrive at the caves and despite their best effort are witness to a tragedy.

"The scream that reverberated around the cave turned Fin's blood to ice. He had no time even to open his mouth to shout "No!" before he saw the light glinting of the curve of the boathook........"

Extract from The Chessmen by Peter May

Pabbay, is a small uninhabited island located a few hundred metres off Reef beach in Loch Roag. You can see the caves for yourself with Seatrek at Miavaig. They do boat trips out the many of the islands in Loch Roag. On Uig Gala day, which takes place at Reef beach each July, there are often boat trips out to Pabbay.

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  1. Traigh na Beirghe (Reef Beach) is a very long, sweeping, white sand beach in Uig

    1.35 miles away
  2. Camas na Clibhe (Cliff beach) is a quartz sand beach situated on the Valtos peninsular in…

    1.43 miles away
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  2. Cliff Studio, located by Cliff Beach, Valtos, Uig, shows coastal landscape and abstract…

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  3. Public Art structure by artists Marian Leven and Will Maclean that reflects local,…

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  6. Tall slim leaves with large bright yellow flower

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  7. Traigh Bhostadh is a sheltered shell sand beach at the north end of Great Bernera. The…

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  8. Large semi-aquatic animal. Very sleek profile in water.

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  9. An open studio situated in an old byre overlooking the Atlantic in the crofting village…

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  10. In the remote region of uig on the Isle of Lewis, you will find Uig Heritage Centre. …

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  13. Camas Uige or Uig Bay is in a national scenic area in the south west of Lewis.

    4.71 miles away
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