Sculpture

by

Malcolm Robertson

Outside the front of the museum is a sculpture commissioned from Malcolm Robertson to celebrate its reopening in 1998.


 The main body of the sculpture is cut from steel sheet and it is embedded in a base of locally quarried Uist stone.


Cut into the sheet are two verses from a Gaelic emigrant song


"In Praise of Uist".


O mo dhuthaich 's tu th'air m'aire Uibhist chumhraidh ur nan gallan Far a faighte na daoin' uaisle Far 'm bu dual do Mhac 'ic Ailein.  Tir a mhurain, tir an eorna Tir 's am  pailt a h-uile seorsa Far am bi na gillean oga Gabhail oran 's 'g ol an leanna.