Temporary structure at the Butt of Lewis Lighthouse

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Today (Friday 16th) a team of architecture students from The Strathclyde School of Architecture and the Mackintosh School of Architecture will arrive on Lewis, all set to build a building ‘A Transient Stanza’.

This temporary structure is to be sited at the Butt of Lewis Lighthouse, and will be aligned to Rona and is intended to be a catalyst for the cultural illumination of forgotten places.

Timber has been kindly donated by Neil Mackay and Co, building contractors, and once complete, people will be able to get a singular view towards the horizon in the direction of Rona.

The project is also intended to test a team of students abilities in building techniques. The group of like-minded individuals have all chosen to come to Lewis to be part of the project and to take in the sites and culture of the Outer Hebrides.

The students will all be camping on site, and will be keen to meet people who want to see what they building.

With that in mind, around 7pm on Saturday once completed, members of the community are invited to come to see and interact with the project.

More information can be found at www.studio-earth.co.uk/rona and the project can be followed on twitter @CollectSolitude