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Plans for a memorial for the Flannan Isles lighthouse keepers will be on show this weekend.


The three keepers at Flannan Isle off Lewis vanished without trace December 1900, a mystery which has intrigued many over the past 115 years.


When off duty the keepers lived with their families in Cnoc Mor in Breasclete.


Now, the local community plan to commission a memorial to remember them and have received initial funding.


Breasclete Community Council is appealing for local help in gather information, photos, items or stories . relating to any of the lighthouse keepers and their families who lived in Cnoc Mor.


An event is being held in Breasclete Community Centre between 11am and 2pm this Saturday for people to exchange information.


On show will be plans for the memorial and exhibition.  


Designer James Crawford plans a bronze wave sweeping over a sandstone lighthouse sitting on a Lewisian gneiss boulder.

The memorial would be located on the Breasclete shoreline.


The Northern Lighthouse Board has given permission for the community group to to use the Stevenson lighthouse drawings for both the lighthouse itself and also the keepers’ house at Cnoc Mor, Breasclete for the exhibition which will be based in the community centre.








Plan for memorial for the Flannan Isles lighthouse keepers


13 October 2015