‘A Guide to Hew Lorimer, the MoD Range and Our Lady of the Isles.’
Author, Miranda Forrest , Published on South Uist. Printed in Fort William.
This compact guide book has; 125 images, 35,000 words, 100 pages.
In August 1958 the largest religious statue within human memory in this country was erected on Ruabhal hill, South Uist. This book examines the circumstances that culminated in such a remarkable event on a relatively small and remote island in the Outer Hebrides. It investigates: why there is the control centre of a guided-weapons range at the top of the hill behind the Madonna and Child; who commissioned the statue and why; it appraises the designer and his working methods; and describes how the logistics of carving, transporting and cost of so large a piece were all managed.
Miranda Forrest is a ceramicist with a love and appreciation of high skill art and craft and the people who make it. She has lived and worked on South Uist since 1999.
Book available to buy online from Uist Gifts
Also at Uist Craft Producers Shop Kildonan.