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A memorial to commemorate the Flannan Isles’ lighthouse keepers is being unveiled
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.
Designer James Crawford has crafted a sculpture of a bronze wave sweeping over a
sandstone lighthouse sitting on a Lewisian gneiss boulder.
A public unveiling takes place at the village shoreline where the lighthouse ship
would transport the keepers to the island.
Afterwards, people are invited to a reception in Breasclete Community Centre where
an exhibition based on the events will be opened.
The lighthouse keepers - James Ducat, Thomas Marshall and Donald Macarthur, from
Breasclete - are thought to have been overwhelmed by severe weather.
Memorial to commemorate Flannan Isles’ lighthouse keepers
13 December 2017