Compelled by Memory: The Lewis Land Monuments, 1994 – 2019

Lindsay Blair et al.


An in-depth analysis of five stone monuments in the Isle of Lewis.

ISBN: 2906 Category:

ISBN: 9781911408918

Publisher: Sansom & Co

Publication date: 09 June 2022

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Sansom & Co, 2022. 109 pages. Softback.

In Scotland’s Outer Hebrides on the rugged Isle of Lewis, five powerful award-winning monuments commemorate the island’s Land Heroes. Their courageous struggle for Land Law Reform resulted in the thriving Gaelic speaking community that Lewis encompasses today.

Through the photography of Robin Gillanders, the design, setting and materials of these ‘sentinels in stone’ are brought together for all to enjoy, while essays by distinguished Scottish art historians, and Gaelic speaking island historian Dr Joni Buchannan, tell a vivid story of the events commemorated by each monument, examining their iconography, and exploring each work within the context of a wider cultural rebellion against the hegemony of imposed values.


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