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An Suileachan
An Suileachan
An Suileachan
An Suileachan
An Suileachan
An Suileachan
An Suileachan
An Suileachan
An Suileachan
An Suileachan

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This work was designed to reflect the nineteenth century Lewis Land Clearances, twentieth century land raids by the Reef Raiders and changes in Scottish Land Reform and community ownership of the Bhaltos Peninsula. The walkway leading to the west circle passes through a stone arch creating a link from the past to the future. The larger western circle has at its centre a millstone with an iron fire basket. The stone walls in this circle have integrated seating inside and outside. The brazier was forged by a blacksmith in Stornoway from old graveyard railings. The work was constructed by island craftsmen: stone circles by Ian Smith, archway by James Crawford, woodwork by John Angus Macleod and groundwork by Donald John Macdonald.
Title

An Suileachan

Date

2013

Medium

stone, bronze, granite, wood & iron

Accession number

HS2_CF_S030

Acquisition method

commissioned by Bhaltos Community Trust

Work type

Sculpture

Owner

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Custodian

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Work status

extant

Access

at all times

Inscription description

the east circle has as its centre, a circle of grey granite with the names of the land raiders inscribed on it

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Located at

, Reef, Uig

HS2 9ER

Sited on a hilltop near Reef.