Our Lady of the Isles Statue
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
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.
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About Our Lady of the Isles Statue
Address: A865, Geirinis, South Uist, Western Isles, Scotland
Attraction Type: Landmark
Location: On the A865 just south of Geirinis, near the northern end of South Uist
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
Opening Details: Open access site, usually accessible at any reasonable time
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Loch Druidibeg National Nature Reserve - 0.7 miles (Countryside)
Caisteal Bheagram - 2.4 miles (Castle)
Howmore Chapel - 2.9 miles (Historic Church)
An Carra Standing Stone - 5.3 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Ormacleit Castle - 6 miles (Castle)
Borve Castle - 6.1 miles (Castle)
Dun Vulan - 7.8 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Nunton Chapel (Teampall Mhuire) - 8.2 miles (Historic Church)
Nearest Holiday Cottages to Our Lady of the Isles Statue:
Nearby accommodation is calculated 'as the crow flies' from Our Lady of the Isles Statue. 'Nearest' may involve a long drive up and down glens or, if you are near the coast, may include a ferry ride! Please check the property map to make sure the location is right for you.