Sunday, August 18, 2019
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Artists are preparing to present their ideas for a memorial recalling a crofters' uprising on Skye.

Henry Castle and Tom Smith will show their ideas at Staffin Community Hall from 5 to 10 March.

Staffin residents were in dispute with landowners because of rent rises, insecurity of tenure and the eviction of families from land.  The unrest was part of a wider period of land rights struggles in the 19th Century known as the Crofters' War.

Tom Smith, of design collective Lateral North, and sculptor, Henry Castle, were selected from more than 40 applications from all over the world.

Lateral North's previous work includes a Scottish exhibition at the Venice International Architectural Biennale last year.  It involved a virtual reality experience of Boreraig on Skye using mobile phones fitted inside mock animal heads.
The project to create a contemporary memorial involves Atlas Arts and Staffin Community Trust.

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