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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.

Time and Tide Bell




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

Accession number


Acquisition method

gifted by Marcus Vergette

Work type



Comhairle nan Eilean Siar


Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Work status


Unveiling date

19th June 2010


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


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