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Stage 4. Drimsdale to Liniclate


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Gain Loss Min Max
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Our Lady of The Isles


Our Lady of the Isles (Bana Thighearna nan Eilean) was commissioned shortly after the Ministry of Defense proposed a missile testing range be constructed. This caused concern it would destroy much of the island's way of life, culture and language. Resistance to the proposals was led by Canon John Morrison, the local parish priest. The statue was intended to be both an expression of the devotion of the people of South Uist to the Blessed Virgin Mary but was also intended to be a public and permanent reminder to 'strangers' that they were entering a 'different' world. People of all denominations supported the project through fundraising and the giving of their labour to construct the road and the foundations for the forty ton statue.

The statue is situated on the west side of Reuval and can be accessed vis a pathway from the main road. There is a stunning view from the statue as you look north to Benbecula and North Uist and southwards to South Uist.