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Time and Tide Bell
Time and Tide Bell
Time and Tide Bell
Time and Tide Bell
Time and Tide Bell
Time and Tide Bell
Time and Tide Bell

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Played by the movement of the waves and tides, the bell creates a constantly varying musical pattern, serving also as a long-term marker of rising sea levels.
Title

Time and Tide Bell

Medium

bronze

Measurements

H 300 x W 200 x D 200 cm (E)

Accession number

HS2_DO_S135

Acquisition method

gifted by Marcus Vergette

Work type

Sculpture

Owner

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Custodian

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Work status

extant

Unveiling date

19th June 2010

Access

time restrictions apply

Access note

The bell is inaccessible except for possibly at low spring tides.

Inscription description

inscription on the wave-catcher: Gun mhuthadh gun truas A’ sluaisreadh gainneim h na tràgh’d An àtaireachd bhuan Cluinn fuaim na h-àtairreachd àrd. Mo leabaidh dean suas Ri fuaim na h-àtaireachd àrdWithout change, without pity Breaking on the sand of the beach The ceaseless surge Listen to the high surge of the sea Make my resting place be By the sound of the surge of the sea

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Located at

Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Bosta

HS2 9LZ

Located on a rock at the east side of Bosta beach on Great Bernera.