Yes, well this obviously got sparked off from the historical interest and how badly the crofters were treated and so that sparked off this and he got in touch with Malcolm Maclean at Gaelic Arts and they got money and they got an architect and an artist and the ball started rolling. That took a number of years to get off the ground as well. It was the 90s when the first one was built so that’s well known now and well documented. They’re actually thinking of doing a Cuimhneachain nan Gaisgeach 2 because there was another riot over in Uig and there isn’t a big cairn over there so I think they’re thinking about building one over there as well.

  • Elizabeth McGowan
Location:
Kershader
Date:
Thursday 3rd June 2010
Reference:
SWI2010/016