Our Lady of the Isles
Our Lady of the Isles
Set on the western slope of Rueval immediately beside the main A865 road near the northern tip of South Uist, stands a striking modern memorial known as Our Lady of the Isles. This slender white granite pillar shaped as a Madonna and Child stands 9 metres (30 feet) high and was crafted by sculptor Hew Lorimer.
It was commissioned by Father John Morrison, who was also largely responsible for setting up the nearby Kildonan Museum, and paid for by subscription among the islanders. There is a small parking area below the statue and you can walk around the base and admire the view from several strategically placed benches. The statue is illuminated at night.