Three nights of illuminations in the Western Isles

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An Lanntair and the Western Isles Architects Group are excited to announce three nights of illuminations to celebrate the diversity of Architecture in the Western Isles as part of the “Building our Islands” project on Friday, March 24 in Rodel, Saturday, March 25 and Monday, March 27 in Stornoway.

After a public vote as part of the 2016 Festival of Architecture, three buildings were selected: The Boatman’s Tower, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis; Nicolson Institute Clock Tower, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis and Store Girnal, Rodel, Isle of Harris.

Local schools will also be joining in by constructing lanterns inspired by architecture. These lanterns will start the Friday and Saturday events with a Lantern Parade to the projection sites. A lantern building workshop for adults will be held on March 22 and the Saturday Art Club on March 25 will feature lantern building.

The Illuminations will take place in Rodel on March 24, with the Lantern Parade setting off from Rodel Church at 7.15pm. The Stornoway illuminations will take place on March 25 with the lantern parade setting off from An Lanntair at 7.15pm, arriving at the Nicolson Institute Clock Tower at approximately 7.30pm.