Scotsman Demands Return of Lewis Chessmen

Scottish nationalists are demanding the "repatriation" of the 12th century Lewis chessmen now held by the British Museum.

The ivory figures were first discovered in the 19th century and are considered one of England's greatest treasures. 82 of the figures are in the British Museum while 11 are owned by the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.

"It is high time the issue of the Lewis chessmen was resolved. These important artefacts should be back where they were found, housed and looked after by the people of Lewis," said Alex Salmond, the leader of the SNP.